2020 Advanced Courses
Impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on events in the 2020 Advanced Courses programme:
FEBS has been supporting postponement of several FEBS Advanced Courses that were scheduled to run this year. In addiiton, two events have converted to a virtual format. Some events previously listed on this page now have new dates in 2021 and are shown on the 2021 Advanced Courses page.
FEBS ADVANCED LECTURE COURSE
4th Danube conference on epigenetics: now a 'FEBS Danube Epigenetics Webinar Series'
Webinar series kick off: October 8, 2020; then mostly every other week till 25 February 2021
For the 4th time the Danube Conference on Epigenetics (https://epigenetics2020.febsevents.org) was aiming to bring together scientists studying a range of topics in the field of Epigenetics: from transcriptional regulation, through chromatin modifications, nuclear architecture, transgenerational inheritance and metabolism to DNA methylation. Owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the organizers have transformed the planned conference into a webinar series.
Organizer: Tamás Arányi
COMPLETED 2020 EVENTS
FEBS PRACTICAL COURSES
FEBS INSTRUCT MOBIEU Practical Course on
Hydrodynamic and thermodynamic analysis of biological macromolecules and their interactions: multi-method approaches and global data analyses
January 26–31, 2020
This course 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: Christine Ebel
Deadline for applications: October 30, 2019
State-of-the-art alternative infection models to study molecular mechanisms of human fungal infections
February 16–23, 2020
This course is designed to train graduate students, post-docs, and young independent investigators in state-of-the-art alternative infection models to study human fungal pathogens. Laboratory exercises include different infection models such as cell culture, interaction with primary immune cells, and alternative model hosts, and a wide array of read-out methods, e.g. adhesion, invasion, damage and phagocytosis assays, immunological methods and imaging. Invited speakers will provide further insight into fungal biology pathogenesis. Social evenings and joined meals provide ample opportunities for informal exchange with lecturers.
Organizers: Ilse Jacobsen, Bernhard Hube, Mark Gresnigt
Deadline for applications: October 31, 2019
JOINT FEBS/EMBO LECTURE COURSE
Cancer systems biology: promises of artificial intelligence (now a virtual meeting)
September 28 – October 2, 2020
The objective of the course, which will be run as a virtual meeting, is to promote better integration of computational approaches into biological and clinical labs. The course will particularly focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) approaches in cancer research. The participants of the course will be exposed to various approaches for omics, imaging, clinical data analysis and interpretation, combining signalling networks together with multi-scale data and associating it to clinical data. In addition, drug sensitivity prediction algorithms, biomarkers and cancer drivers identification; patient stratification approaches; application of mathematical modelling and image analysis in cancer with focus on AI/ML approaches will be demonstrated.
Organizer: Inna Kuperstein
Deadline for applications: August 20, 2020
FEBS SPECIAL MEETING
ATP-binding cassette (ABC) proteins: from multidrug resistance to genetic disease – ABC2020
March 1–7, 2020
ABC2020 will cover all basic and applied aspects of ABC proteins, both in normal and in cancer cells, as well as their important roles in genetic diseases and also drug resistance phenomena in cancer or infectious diseases. Leading scientists will present and discuss latest news on ABC proteins operating in bacteria, fungi, plants, parasites and humans. This special meeting is the only one in the world focusing exclusively on this medically and biologically important transporter family. Poster sessions, selected short and workshop talks by young scientists, junior investigators, a poster bullet session and moderated round-table discussions will ensure a strong interaction between speakers and participants.
Organizer: Karl Kuchler
Deadline for applications: YTFs, December 1, 2019; Other, December 15, 2019