FEBS Advanced Courses 2022 with late spring deadlines
FEBS Advanced Courses provide excellent opportunities to deepen your understanding of a topic, get up to speed with new developments, and make contact with others interested in the same research questions. Below, we highlight upcoming events that have registration deadlines from now up to 20 May 2022. Explore the speaker line-ups and more details on the event websites.
FEBS Youth Travel Fund (YTF) grants are still available for some of these events to financially support the participation of young scientists.
FEBS ADVANCED LECTURE COURSES
Biological surfaces and interfaces: forces at biological interfaces
San Feliu de Guixols, Spain
June 19–24, 2022
In applications that range from precision medicine to biotechnology and bioengineering, the future is behind systems that interface with the biological environment in a tailored manner, engaging well-defined signalling pathways and responses. Achieving this goal entails research into the force-induced dynamics of biological interfaces (membranes, cell–matrix and cell–cell interactions) as well as into bioengineering and biomimetic approaches at interfaces between biological and artificial systems, at the molecular and cellular levels. The objective of this meeting is to bring together experimental and theoretical/simulation researchers from diverse disciplines who are actively working on these topics and to engage young scientists at the doctoral and postdoctoral level, nucleating new ideas and new directions.
(Photo credit: Chris Lorenz)
Organizers: Delphine Gourdon, Chris Lorenz, Kaori Sugihara, Andrea Salis
Deadline for applications: May 9, 2022 (extended)
Redox alterations and cellular responses: from signalling to interventions
Spetses Island, Greece
September 19–25, 2022
This course will focus on examining how changes in redox signalling trigger adaptation and the crucial roles of key adaptive processes in preventing cellular degeneration. Emphasis will be given on the role of redox regulation in biological ageing and redox-related models of disease at the molecular, cellular, and organism levels. Participants will have the opportunity to interact frequently in a relaxed setting with prominent senior scientists in the field, and to present and discuss their results in poster sessions and oral presentations. The course will also provide the participants with transferable skills training sessions and career development tutorials.
Organizers: Aphrodite Vasilaki, Niki Chondrogianni
Deadline for applications: April 29, 2022
4th International Conference on the long and the short of non-coding RNAs
June 12–17, 2022 aegeanconferences.org/src/App/conferences/view/151
Despite impressive progress in the field on non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs), the mechanisms whereby they regulate mRNA transcription, subcellular localization, turnover, and translation remain incompletely understood – as do their implications for cell biology and pathophysiology. The two-fold goal of this meeting is to review recent advances in ncRNA biology and to discuss the use of therapeutic ncRNAs as tools to correct faulty gene expression in human disease.
Organizer: Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko
Deadline for applications: Early registration, April 30, 2022
Nucleotide excision repair and crosslink repair – molecules to mankind
Smolenice, Slovak Republic
July 3–7, 2022
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: May 20, 2022
Ageing and regeneration 2022
July 4–7, 2022
Research targeted at defining conditions for healthy ageing is key to developing sustainable future societies. Moreover, regenerative medicine continuously strives to develop treatments and, as a long-term goal, cures for a variety of age-related disorders. The workshop will bring together experts working at the forefront of science in both ageing research and regenerative medicine / stem cell biology. As a unique feature, the participants will benefit from synergy available through the comprehensive inclusion of leading experts working in various domains of life, from plants, nematodes and tunicates to mice and humans, with the ambition to define and explore new integrative concepts and common strategies. The workshop is dedicated to developing the theoretical background for future attempts to provide solutions for the biomedical challenges caused by the ongoing demographic shift.
Organizer: Pidder Jansen-Dürr
Deadline for applications: May 15, 2022 (extended)
FEBS PRACTICAL AND LECTURE COURSES
Biomolecules in action III
June 19–24, 2022
The objective of the 3rd edition of this advanced course is to introduce bioscience researchers to contemporary bioanalytical techniques and methods and combinations thereof for analyses and characterization, with a strong focus on preparation and scoring of samples for synchrotron and FEL radiation-based structure analysis. A a well-characterized sample of the biomolecule of interest is the key to obtain high-quality and trustworthy data with whichever bioanalytical technique applied. A multidisciplinary blend of lectures and practical exercises will allow the participants to interact closely with expert tutors to maximize training outcome.
Organizers: Jeroen Mesters, Christian Betzel
Deadline for applications: YTFs, April 21, 2022; Other, May 7, 2022
Exploring the human proteome with antibodies, transcriptomics and mass spectrometry
September 11–16, 2022
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 and Mathias Uhlen
Deadline for applications: YTFs, May 15, 2022; Other, June 15, 2022
JOINT FEBS/EMBO LECTURE COURSES
The new microbiology
Spetses Island, Greece
31 August – 8 September 2022
This joint FEBS/EMBO lecture course with support of FEMS will cover the new facets of microbiology, focusing on microbial assemblies/microbiotas and their importance in ecology, human health and disease, on microbial RNAs at the heart of many adaptation mechanisms, and on phages and mechanisms of bacterial defence against phages. Lectures, selected talks, posters and informal discussions will provide plenty of time for young and experienced scientists to interact and learn from each other on the idyllic Spetses Island in Greece. (Photo credit: Francesco Righetti, Hannes Eichner and Edmund Loh)
Organizers: Pascale Cossart, Roberto Kolter, Bruno Lemaitre, Nassos Typas; [email protected]
Deadline for applications: May 1, 2022