Summer/autumn FEBS Advanced Courses 2019
The FEBS-supported events highlighted below offer learning, research updates, training and networking in a variety of focused research areas and are especially useful to early-career scientists. Find out all the details via the links to each event below!
FEBS ADVANCED LECTURE COURSES
Europhosphatase 2019: from molecular mechanisms to system-wide responses
June 11–16, 2019
The phosphorylation level of proteins is balanced by the activities of protein kinases and phosphatases, which are integral components in many signal transduction pathways. The principal aim of the meeting is to gather the leaders of these separate fields and to provide a synthesis of ongoing cutting-edge science to young investigators and students. Specific themes include the structure, function and physiological importance of protein phosphatases, with special emphases on the most recent approaches of innovative therapeutic targeting of protein phosphatases in human diseases.
Organizer: Beáta Lontay
Deadline for applications: May 1, 2019
Biological surfaces and interfaces: the mechanistic view
Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain
June 30 – July 5, 2019
This course on biological surfaces and interfaces focuses on the underlying mechanisms of phenomena at solid–liquid interfaces, lipids and cell membranes, cell and tissue interfaces, organs-on-chips, and on their clinical applications. Lectures, contributed talks and posters, round tables and informal discussions will provide plenty of time for young and experienced scientists to interact and learn from each other. Join us for a discussion of beautiful science at a beautiful location!
Organizer: Marta Bally
Deadline for applications: April 18, 2019
July 28 – August 3, 2019
This summer school will provide PhD candidates and postdocs with detailed insights into state-of-the-art proteomic technologies and applications in the life sciences. The course comprises a series of morning lectures and afternoon workshops by first-rate scientists from all over the world and covering topics from sample preparation to bioinformatics and basic to applied research. There is ample opportunity for networking during afternoon outdoor activities, poster sessions and evening sundowners.
Organizer: Bernhard Kuster
Deadline for applications: May 15, 2019
Epigenomics, nuclear receptors and disease
Spetses Island, Greece
August 25–30, 2019
Our lecture course aims at providing PhD students and postdocs from different fields an adequate introduction and latest insights into the role of epigenome alterations in human diseases. Renowned lecturers will in particular highlight how nuclear receptor pathways link epigenetic chromatin states, tissue metabolism and cell growth. The course program and the idyllic surroundings will stimulate scientific and social networking during beach workshops, lunch discussions, poster sessions, afternoon breaks and tutorial dinners.
Organizer: Eckardt Treuter
Deadline for applications: May 27, 2019
Oncometabolism: from conceptual knowledge to clinical applications
September 1–6, 2019
The second edition of the FEBS Advanced Course on Oncometabolism covers a wide range of topics, ranging from basic knowledge to clinical applications. By combining tutorials with lectures on the latest developments in the field, it will benefit both young and experienced scientists. Poster sessions, short talks, meet-the-expert sessions, and half-day trips, in a very informal and comfortable atmosphere, will encourage networking and a strong interaction with scientific leaders.
Organizer: Paulo Oliveira
Deadline for applications: July 1, 2019
20th International summer school on immunology
Immune system: genes, receptors and regulation
September 21–28, 2019
The FEBS Advanced Course ‘Immune system: Genes, receptors and regulation’ focuses on recent advances in cellular, molecular and organismal immunology. The course will teach and refresh basic immunology and offer specialized insights into emerging areas. These include fate mapping and barcoding towards hematopoietic stem cell fates and in vivo tissue deconvolution, antibody affinity maturation in the germinal centers, clonal dynamics in memory B cell responses, transcriptional control of lymphoid and myeloid cells, macrophage biology, human immunology, or epigenetic control of immunity. (Image: Kupffercells, tissue-resident macrophages in the liver, in yellow, counterstained with cell nuclei in blue.)
Organizer: Hans-Reimer Rodewald
Deadline for applications: June 30, 2019
Biosystem design: computational and experimental approaches
Spetses Island, Greece
September 29 – October 7, 2019
This Advanced Lecture Course explores how we can design, engineer and characterize biosystems utilising advanced quantitative methods and technologies. In addition to considering the diversity of applications of synthetic biology (build-to-apply), we will examine how engineering new biological systems can help us improve our understanding of the naturally evolved biosphere (build-to-understand). Join our faculty of leading experts in what will be an informative and exciting week of cutting-edge lectures, classes and discussions.
Organizer: John McCarthy
Deadline for applications: June 15, 2019
Ageing and regeneration
September 9–12, 2019
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: June 1, 2019
Heraklion, Crete, Greece
September 22–27, 2019
This workshop will foster scientific exchange between scientists working on the chromatin proteome, the dynamic behaviour of proteins in the nucleus, and the integration and visualization of protein and DNA networks. Sessions will include mass spec analysis of histone modifications, functional and structural chromatin proteomics, chemical proteomics in chromatin research, phase separation in specifying chromatin domains, and computational approaches in analysing, visualising and integrating proteomic datasets with other ‘omics’ methods.
Organizer: John Strouboulis
Deadline for applications: YTF grants, June 23, 2019; other, July 29, 2019
JOINT FEBS/EMBO LECTURE COURSES
The new microbiology
Spetses Island, Greece
September 4–12, 2019
This joint FEBS/EMBO lecture course with support of IUBMB will cover the new facets of Microbiology, focusing on microbial assemblies/microbiotas and their importance in ecology, human health and disease and on microbial RNAs at the heart of many adaptation mechanisms. Lectures, selected talks, posters and informal discussions will provide plenty of time for young and experienced scientists to interact and learn from each other in the idyllic Spetses Island in Greece.
Organizer: Pascale Cossart
Deadline for applications: April 20, 2019
The Hydra XIV European summer school on stem cell biology and regenerative medicine
September 15–22, 2019
This course provides intensive training in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine with emphasis on critical analysis. Field-leading scientists provide a week-long programme of lectures and discussion groups in a rigorous, but open and interactive format. Additional sessions cover ethics, public engagement/science communication and entrepreneurship. This course is aimed at PhD students and postdocs and provides a unique opportunity to build and expand your network of peers.
Organizers: Clare Blackburn, Kim Jensen, Sally Lowell and Austin Smith.
Deadline for applications: May 24, 2019
Mitochondria in life, death and disease
Herceg Novi, Montenegro
September 24–28, 2019
Recent research progression and conceptual advances made in the field of mitochondrial biology, uncovering the multifaceted nature of mitochondria, go beyond the ‘cellular power plants’ view and present them as extremely dynamic hubs that shape metabolism and signaling inside cells and organism as a whole. During this course, more than 20 experts in the field will provide cutting-edge understanding of different aspects of mitochondrial biology.
Organizer: Aleksandra Trifunovic
Deadline for applications: June 1, 2019