FEBS Practical Courses 2018
FEBS practical courses teach advanced experimental and computational methods in the molecular life sciences. They include strong hands-on training elements, and are particularly helpful for early-career scientists or researchers moving into new areas. A limited number of FEBS Youth Travel Fund grants are available to assist participation of early-career scientists in these events.
FEBS PRACTICAL AND LECTURE COURSE
Ligand-binding theory and practice
Nove Hrady, Czech Republic
June 24 ‒ July 1, 2018
This course offers basic training in principles of ligand-binding theory, and allows students to analyse their own macromolecular interaction systems using the contemporary advanced methods of surface plasmon resonance, isothermal titration calorimetry, fluorescence spectroscopy, and microscale thermophoresis, guided by experts in the design, execution, and analysis of those experiments. Additional methods are introduced in lectures. The course is intended for students at the graduate or early postdoctoral level.
Organizer: Rüdiger Ettrich
Deadline for applications: April 1, 2018
FEBS PRACTICAL COURSES
Integrated approaches to biomolecular interactions
May 7‒11, 2018
Currently, the quest for novel biomolecular interaction networks relies on multidisciplinary and high-throughput biochemical, biophysical and computational approaches. In this practical course, experts within the field will introduce young researchers to the analysis of protein–ligand and protein–protein interactions by lectures, open discussion sessions and hands-on training experiments using nuclear magnetic resonance, spin labelling, isothermal titration calorimetry, surface plasmon resonance, dynamic light scattering, mass-spectroscopy and complementary calculative analyses.
Organizer: Antonio J. Díaz-Quintana
Deadline for applications: January 31, 2018
8th International practical course in systems biology
June 4–15, 2018
This course offers unique hands-on experience in data collection, modelling, simulation, prediction and verification on the analysis of the dynamics of defined molecular systems. Specifically, it will provide an understanding about which type of biological question can be productively addressed by an integrated experimentation/modelling approach, which types of experimental data are needed, and how modelling can best serve to solve the pertinent research question. Lectures from invited speakers will broaden students' views on systems approaches in life sciences.
Organizers: Stefan Hohmann, Marija Cvijovic
Application deadline: March 15, 2018
Advanced methods in macromolecular crystallization VIII
Nove Hrady, Czech Republic
June 10‒16, 2018
The practical crystallization course is in fact the eighth run of the FEBS practical courses named “Advanced methods in macromolecular crystallization“, organized since 2004 at the Academic and University Center at Nove Hrady. The planned course (for undergraduate, postgraduate students and postdocs with an interest in macromolecular crystallization) is rather different from the established courses in protein crystallization. The course is designed to bring over the message of the benefits of more rational approaches to macromolecular crystallization and is aimed at a healthy mixture of advanced theoretical discussions and laboratory experiments. To achieve this goal, we have invited a number of prominent experts in the field as a teachers and tutors.
Organizer: Ivana Kuta Smatanova. Co-organizers: Pavlina Rezacova, Juan Manuel Garcia-Ruiz
Deadline for applications: March 31, 2018
Microspectroscopy: functional imaging of biological systems
Wageningen, The Netherlands
September 11‒20, 2018
This course covers several microscopic and spectroscopic techniques to study biomolecular processes in living cells such as: (multiphoton) confocal microscopy, Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) microscopy, fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM), super-resolution microscopy, total internal reflection microscopy (TIRF), fluorescence correlation microscopy (FCS), and single-molecule detected fluorescence.
Organizer: Jan Willem Borst
Deadline for applications: June 1, 2018
Hydrodynamic and thermodynamic analysis of biological macromolecules and their interactions: multi-method approaches and global data analyses
Prague, Czech Republic
September 23‒28, 2018
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This course, cosponsored by Instruct and COST, provides theoretical and practical training in data analysis in several modern biophysical methods for monitoring and quantifying molecular interactions – analytical ultracentrifugation, isothermal titration calorimetry, surface plasmon resonance, microscale thermophoresis, and fluorescence-based techniques; additional related methods are introduced in lectures. The course will put emphasis on the complementarity of these different methods in the field of macromolecular biology and on the combined analysis of datasets coming from different methods.
Organizer: Ondřej Vaněk. E-mail: email@example.com
Deadline for applications: May 31, 2018
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