[SA_Scat] EMBO 2017 Structural and biophysical methods for biological macromolecules in solution

Haydyn Mertens hmertens at embl-hamburg.de
Tue Mar 28 09:44:27 BST 2017

Dear SAS community,

we are pleased to announce the following EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Course:

Structural and biophysical methods for biological macromolecules in solution
Singapore • 06 – 14 December 2017
http://meetings.embo.org/event/17-macromolecule <http://meetings.embo.org/event/17-macromolecule>

About the course:

Structural methods applicable to solutions facilitate structural and functional studies on biological macromolecules under close to native conditions. Fully exploiting this opportunity allows one to extract the maximum amount of biologically meaningful information and to relate the structural results to the function of the system. The main objective of this EMBO course is to train graduate students and postdocs in state-of-the-art methods to study biological macromolecules in solution. We aim at a comprehensive coverage of the major structural and biophysical techniques employed for characterization of high and low resolution structure and structural transitions, macromolecular complex formation, protein folding, stability, interactions and enzymatic mechanisms.

The EMBO course will include lectures on:

Small-angle X­-ray and neutron scattering (SAXS/SANS)
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
Light scattering, hydrodynamic, calorimetric and spectroscopic approaches.
Cryo­-electron microscopy (cryo­EM)
Bioinformatic tools to analyse protein­-protein interactions
Macromolecular crystallography (MX)

Special attention will be paid to interdisciplinary approaches, where the synergistic use of complementary techniques leads to a comprehensive description of macromolecular systems.


Preference will be given to applicants active in structural biology, mostly late PhD students and early postdocs. However, more senior scientists, depending on circumstances will be considered. Non-academic applicants are also encouraged to apply.

Registration for the course will include accommodation and meals:
€125 (Student/Academic)
€1000 (Industry)

DEADLINE for registration: 01 September 2017

Best wishes from the organising committee,

Haydyn Mertens, Dmitri Svergun, Gerhard Grueber, Chandra Verma

Dr Haydyn Mertens
Senior Technical Officer
EMBL Hamburg
Notkestrasse 85
Hamburg, 22607
t: +49 40 89902 179
f: +49 40 89902 149
e: hmertens at embl-hamburg.de

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