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  • Peter Schuck (Laboratory of Cellular Imaging and Macromolecular Biophysics, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 20892, USA; schuckp@mail.nih.gov) – world-leading expert on analytical ultracentrifugation and biomolecular interaction data analysis, author of SEDFIT and SEDPHAT software tools, he will give several lectures on sedimentation theory and data analysis and will tutor practical exercises as well
  • Rodolfo Ghirlando (Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA; RodolfoG@intra.niddk.nih.gov) – expert and experienced tutor on biomolecular interaction data analysis, especially using ITC and AUC and their combination, he will give lecture on ITC theory and data analysis using NITPIC and will tutor practical exercises as well
  • Huaying Zhao (Laboratory of Cellular Imaging and Macromolecular Biophysics, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 20892, USA; zhaoh3@mail.nih.gov) – expert and experienced tutor on biomolecular interaction data analysis, especially AUC, ITC, SPR and global multi-method analysis, she will give lectures on AUC, ITC and SPR theory and applications, and will tutor practical exercises as well
  • Grzegorz Piszczek (Biophysics Core Facility, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 20892, USA; piszczeg@nhlbi.nih.gov  director of the Biophysics Core Facility extremely experienced in application of a variety of biophysical techniques for protein interactions bringing additional in-depth knowledge of biophysics techniques, especially in calorimetry, fluorescence, and global modeling, as well as experience in a vast range of biological systems. (IUBMB Lecturer)
  • Christine Ebel (Institut de Biologie Structurale, Université Grenoble Alpes, CEA, CNRS, Grenoble, 38044, France; christine.ebel@ibs.fr) – expert on biomolecular analysis of membrane proteins, she will give lecture on AUC of membrane proteins and will share her expertise during focused sessions and throughout the course (ARBRE-MOBIEU COST sponsored speaker)
  • Tomáš Obšil (Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, 12840, Czech Republic; obsil@natur.cuni.cz) – prof. Obšil is an experienced structural biologist, group leader in BIOCEV and former vice-dean of the Faculty, he will give lectures on SAXS and fluorescence based techniques which he is using a lot in his research; he is also involved in the local organization at the Faculty and will be available for discussions throughout the course
  • Margarida Bastos (Nanostructures & Self-Organization R&D Group, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, R. Campo Alegre 687, 4169-007 Porto, Portugal; mbastos@fc.up.pt) – internationally recognized expert in the field of ITC data treatment and interpretation, especially in ITC treatment of studies involving partition to membranes, combining various other biophysics tools (e.g., SAXS/SANS, fluorescence and FT-IR spectroscopy) in studies of antimicrobial peptides/membranes (ARBRE-MOBIEU sponsored speaker)
  • Olwyn Byron (School of Life Sciences, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, Sir Graeme Davies Building, University of Glasgow, 120 University Place, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland, UK; olwyn.byron@glasgow.ac.uk) – prof. Byron is using a wide variety of biophysical techniqes in her research, especially hydrodynamic techniques and she will give a talk on combination of AUC sedimentation data with low-resolution structural SAXS data and combined modeling from both techniques (ARBRE-MOBIEU sponsored speaker)
  • Sandro Keller (Molecular Biophysics, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Erwin-Schrödinger-Str. 13, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany; sandro.keller@biologie.uni-kl.de) – internationally recognized expert in the area of biophysics of membrane proteins and membrane-mimetic systems with a particular focus on membrane-mimetic nanodiscs on the basis of amphiphilic copolymers, fluorinated surfactants for membrane-protein research, and membrane-protein folding and function and protein/ligand interactions (ARBRE-MOBIEU COST sponsored speaker)
  • Petr Man (Laboratory of Structure Biology and Cell Signalling, Institute of Microbiology CAS, BIOCEV Centre, Vestec, 25250, Prague-West, Czech Republic; pman@biomed.cas.cz) – senior scientist in the Laboratory of Structure Biology and Cell Signalling at the BIOCEV Centre who focuses on structural mass spectrometry techniques such as H/D exchange, native MS and chemical protein cross-linking. He will give a lecture on this subject highlighting successful applications of these techniques for biomolecules' interaction analysis
  • Jan Dohnálek (Laboratory of Structure and Function of Biomolecules, Institute of Biotechnology CAS, BIOCEV Centre, Vestec, 25250, Prague-West, Czech Republic; jan.dohnalek@ibt.cas.cz) – guarantor of the Centre of Molecular Structure at BIOCEV, representative of Czech infrastructure for integrative structural biology – CIISB within European infrastructure Instruct; he will give lecture on trends in integrative structural biology and will help with local organization of the visit to CMS facility at BIOCEV
  • Bohdan Schneider (Laboratory of Biomolecular Recognition, Institute of Biotechnology CAS, BIOCEV Centre, Vestec, 25250, Prague-West, Czech Republic; bohdan.schneider@ibt.cas.cz) – head of Intermolecular Recognition of Proteins and Nucleic Acids group at the BIOCEV Centre helping with local organization of the visit to biophysics unit at CMS BIOCEV
  • Ondřej Vaněk (Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, 12840, Czech Republic; ondrej.vanek@natur.cuni.cz) – main organizer, principal operator of the ProteomeLab XL-I analytical ultracentrifuge at the Faculty providing access and practical training on the instrument

Deadlines

  • Applications Opening
    30 May 2018
  • Youth Travel Fund Grants
    15 June 2018
  • Applications closing
    30 June 2018
  • Closing times: 23:59 (UTC+01:00)

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