ARBRE is co-organizing the 3rd edition of the EMBO Practical course Biomolecular interaction analysis: from molecules to cells, that runs every other year in Porto at the Institute for Research and Innovation in Health (i3S). The 2018 edition is taking place from October 29 until November 3.
Applications are open until June 20, 2018 at http://meetings.embo.org/event/18-biomolecule
This practical course aims at a multidisplinary approach to the study of molecular interactions from and in biological systems, integrating biochemical/biophysical methodologies with live microscopy techniques.
The course will cover and include practical sessions on a range of methods used in the kinetics and thermodynamics characterization of binding events, such as:
- Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC)
- Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR)
- Microscale Thermophoresis (MST)
- Biolayer Interferometry (BLI)
The bridge to in vivo will be crossed with the introduction of advanced light microscopy techniques for the live cell imaging of protein-protein interactions by:
- Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) and
- Fluorescence Cross Correlation Spectroscopy (FCCS)
4 out of the the 5 organizers of this course are active ARBRE-MOBIEU members and with the support from COST there are up to 5 Grants available to cover the registration fee (covering all meals, 6 nights accommodation and all course material).
These grants are provided under the rules laid out by the COST vademecum in what concerns the support of training schools.
Grantees will be selected according to the research interests, level of knowledge and potential use of the techniques in view of their project work as specified in a motivation letter. A wide geographical spread, gender balance and the involving early career investigators will be valued.
Selection of the grantees will be done by the course organizers and co organizers. Results will be communicated together with the results from the overall selection of the participants.
Recipients of the Grants will pay the registration fee to the organization and will be required to submit a brief report (1 page maximum) describing the achievements during the training school. The report must be received by the ARBRE-MOBIEU Training WG leader (Frederico Silva; firstname.lastname@example.org) within 1 month of the end of the event to enable payment of the Grant.
Once all 5 reports are received the reimbursement will be processed and payment should be expected within 2 months of this date.