Advanced Courses 2020: March and April deadlines
Deepen your understanding of a topic, get up to speed with new developments, and make contact with others interested in the same research questions via FEBS Advanced Courses! Below, we highlight upcoming events iwith deadlines in March and April. Explore the speaker line-ups and more details on the event websites.
FEBS PRACTICAL COURSE
Advanced methods in macromolecular crystallization IX
Nove Hrady, Czech Republic
May 16–22, 2020
This course for students and postdocs with an interest in macromolecular crystallization is a continuation of eight previous successful FEBS-supported crystallization courses. Its main aim and big advantage compared to other established protein crystallization courses is consideration of theoretical aspects of the crystal growth process as well as practical work: there will be a healthy mix of advanced discussions of the theory and of laboratory experiments and the possibility for participants to crystallize their own proteins. Direct contact between participants and experts in the field acting as teachers and tutors ensures participants will have the possibility of discussing and solving their own scientific problems.
Organizer: Ivana Kuta Smatanova; Co-organizers: Pavlina Rezacova, Jeroen Mesters, Jose Gavira Gallardo
Deadline for applications: March 20, 2020
FEBS PRACTICAL AND LECTURE COURSE
Exploring the human proteome with antibodies, transcriptomics and mass spectrometry
June 21–26, 2020
This course is designed to train graduate students, post-docs, and young independent investigators in state-of-the-art analysis of the human proteins using antibodies, transcriptomics and mass spectrometry. The course will teach various techniques and this will be complemented with a daily workshop in which the participants will annotate a large number of genes/proteins with the aim to go through all experimental evidence of the respective protein and to evaluate the quality of the underlying data to score the evidence for protein profiles and functionality. Social evenings and joined meals provide ample opportunities for informal exchange with lecturers.
Organizers: Cecilia Lindskog, Kalle von Feilitzen, Mathias Uhlen
Deadline for applications: YTFs, February 29, 2020; Other, March 31, 2020
FEBS ADVANCED LECTURE COURSE
Cellular stress and ADP-ribosylation
July 12–18, 2020
This course focuses on the mutual relationship between ADP-ribosylation research and our current knowledge of molecular mechanisms underlying cellular stress responses. It will cover a wide range of topics including recent highlights in the fields of ADP-ribosylation, ubiquitinylation, heat shock and nutritional as well as oxygen stress responses, to present PhD students and postdoctoral scientists, as well as academic and institute research fellows, with novel aspects of pharmaceutical targeting. Plenary lectures, poster sessions, panel discussions and speaker’s corners / meet-the-experts sessions will address and encourage the interaction of young scientists with the invited experts in discussions about science and career paths.
Organizers: Daniela Corda, Michael O. Hottiger
Deadline for applications: April 17, 2020
The new biology of polyphosphate in health and disease
April 21–23, 2020
With this workshop, we aim to create a fertile ground to share different expertise, discuss recent developments, and stimulate new collaborations, to create the foundations for future years of innovative polyP research. The outstanding group of internationally recognized invited speakers will be complemented by a variety of talks selected from attendees as well as flash poster presentations. We aim to stimulate interaction and cooperation between attendees at every career stage, for example through social evenings and joined meals to help create wholehearted collegiality. Gathering together polyP researchers of different backgrounds and career trajectories will be instrumental in building a much-needed community, necessary for the harmonic progression of this novel and exciting research field.
Organizers: Adolfo Saiardi, Felix Ruiz, Roberto Docampo
Deadline for applications: YTFs and Early-bird registration, February 15, 2020; Late registration, April 3, 2020.
Nucleotide excision repair and crosslink repair – molecules to mankind
Smolenice, Slovak Republic
May 31 – June 4, 2020
Disruption of nucleotide excision repair (NER) and crosslink repair is associated with devastating heritable human conditions including cancer, bone marrow failure, neurodegeneration and premature aging. Moreover, DNA repair enzymes can counteract the efficiency of many important antitumor drugs during cancer treatment, and the enzymes constitute compelling, but underexplored, targets for drug design. The workshop will address the state-of-the-art scientific progress in the field, moving from molecular science to human biology to explore the basis of disease syndromes associated with defects in NER and crosslink repair as well as investigating strategies to inhibit DNA repair enzymes. It will provide an unparalleled forum for young scientists to meet and engage with experts driving the field.
Organizers: Peter McHugh, Miroslav Chovanec, Caroline Kisker, Bennett Van Houten
Deadline for applications: YTFs, March15, 2020; Other, April 1, 2020
Lost in integration – probing biomolecules with electrons, photons, neutrons and magnetic spins
Spetses Island, Greece
September 14–20, 2020
The international course for primarily PhD students (but also postdocs) will include lectures as well as group discussions, journal clubs, panel discussions and posters. With dramatic developments of X-ray and neutron sources, cryo-EM, super resolution microscopy, single-molecule microscopy, NMR, and computation, the possibilities for addressing advanced problems in structural biology and molecular cell biology and physiology are on a fast move. It is increasingly important to integrate many sources of data to achieve proper models of dynamic interactions between biomolecules and how they define cell function. The workshop will address these challenges and also cover the individual methods to stimulate critical discourse and forward-looking visions of integral structural biology.
Organizer: Poul Nissen
Deadline for applications: April 29, 2020
JOINT FEBS/EMBO LECTURE COURSE
Ion channels and transporters: from molecule to man
May 17–23, 2020
This course is designed to provide an overview of the latest aspects of ion channel and transporter research. Topics covered will include structural, functional and computational aspects, as well as more general themes, such as publishing and the role of women in science. Additionally, the course will feature didactic tutorials and some hands-on exercises. There will be ample opportunities for discussion and ad hoc interactions between students and lecturers. Lastly, the small town of Erice provides a relaxed and beautiful setting for the course.
Organizer: Stephan Pless, Alessio Accardi, Paolo Tammaro
Deadline for applications: March 1, 2020
For the full 2020 FEBS Advanced Courses list, click here