This FEBS Advanced Lecture Course / 14th European Summer School on Advanced Proteomics – an internationally renowned educational event – will be held again in Kloster Neustift near Bressanone/Brixen, South Tyrol, Italy. It is designed to provide graduate students and young postdoctoral scientists with insights into state-of-the-art proteomic technologies and applications in the life sciences. One of our main goals is to create an environment that allows young scientists to interact with each other and with experts in the field. Join us for a summer school including lectures by invited speakers, workshops and poster presentations framed by various special activities.
The event website is under development.
Organizers: Katrin Marcus ([email protected]), Caroline May, Christina Ludwig, Shabaz Mohammed, Jesper V. Olsen
Our FEBS Advanced Lecture Course aims to provide PhD students and postdocs with different backgrounds an adequate introduction into epigenomics and nuclear receptor signaling, and particularly to cross-fertilize these burgeoning fields to better understand disease mechanisms. The interactive program and the idyllic surroundings will facilitate scientific and social networking during workshops, lunch discussions about lecture topics, poster and short talks sessions, afternoon breaks and tutorial dinners.
Organizers: Eckardt Treuter, Karen E. Knudsen, Susanne Mandrup, Nicolas Venteclef
Deadline for applications: 9 May 2023
1–8 September 2023
Spetses Island, Greece
Protein folding, aggregation and compartmentalization
In this FEBS Advanced Lecture Course we have brought together a unique combination of frontiers in science focusing on the the capacity of numerous proteins and peptides to self-assemble into amyloid fibrils. The course includes introductory and state-of-art lectures with special emphasis on amyloid structures, chaperones in amyloid formation, membrane-less organelles, lipids and membranes in amyloid formation, functional amyloids, and pathology of amyloids. In the evening lectures, the different topics will be discussed in an integrative manner. Young researchers will have ample opportunity to meet and to discuss basic and emerging topics with the lecturers as social interactions are an important aspect of the meeting.
Organizers: Bernd Helms, Sheena Radford, Stefan Rüdiger
Deadline for applications: 1 May 2023
4–8 September 2023
Investigating metabolism in biological systems applying metabolomics – from cells to whole organisms
Over the past 20 years metabolomics has evolved into a powerful tool allowing the investigation of hundreds to low thousands of metabolites from many areas of metabolism and can be applied across the biological sciences to investigate cellular organisms from microbes to humans and plants. In this FEBS Practical Course we will combine lectures, hands-on laboratory sessions, computer workshops, and interactive group activities to introduce you to applying metabolomics in your research.
This FEBS Combined Practical & Lecture Course is intended to bring together computational and experimental enzymologists who will give comprehensive lectures towards understanding and engineering enzyme catalysis. Hands-on practical sessions will be focused on how to use state-of-the-art software and web servers to understand carefully chosen phenomena in this research field. Experimental researchers will give lectures on how these in silico approaches have successfully helped them with solving problems in their research related to understanding and engineering enzyme catalysis
Organizers: Aleksandra Maršavelski, Tomica Hrenar, Jiří Damborský, Outi Lampela, Tiila-Riikka Kiema, Rikkert Wierenga
3–6 October 2023
Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany
Susan Lindquist School on Proteostasis
This Joint FEBS/EMBO Lecture Course will provide PhD students and postdocs with a detailed overview of the different aspects of cellular protein homeostasis (proteostasis) – from protein biogenesis to folding, trafficking and degradation – and its role in disease. The interactive program aims to foster interactions between scientific generations to discuss science, gain critical feedback on individual projects and career paths, and build connections.
The event website is in preparation; register interest here
Organizers: Christian Münch
8–13 October 2023
Sphingolipid biology: the dawn of a new era
The last few years have reinforced the concept that sphingolipids are relevant for human health and defects in their metabolism contribute to the aetiology of diverse diseases. Despite an extensive effort to understand what biology is dependent on a well-balanced sphingolipid metabolic pathway, we are still lacking a unifying picture of sphingolipid role in physiology. This FEBS Special Meeting – SLBiol2023 – proposes to summon the sphingolipid community to discuss about the basic principles of sphingolipid biology and about how they can be integrated to explain the role of sphingolipids in human health.
This 5-day Advanced Lecture Course will cover a wide range of topics in cellular stress and ADP-ribosylation, from basic concepts, to recent breakthroughs, advanced techniques, and clinical implication. Session topics include systems-wide ADP-ribosylation, NAD biosynthesis and signaling, protein homeostasis and proteostasis, heat-shock, genotoxic stress responses, mitochondrial dysfunction and ADP-ribosylation from virus to cancer. The program provides participants with ample opportunities for presenting and discussing their own work (poster sessions, selected short talks or meet the speakers/experts session).
The event website is under development.
Picture: MCF7 cells treated with IL8; green: actin; red: SHP1 phosphatase (a protein involved in the regulation of cancer invasion). By Alessia Varone.
Organizers: Daniela Corda, Giovanna Grimaldi, Michael O. Hottiger ([email protected])