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[SA_scat] EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Course, Hyderabad, 29.11-6.12

Structural and biophysical methods for biological macromolecules in solution
EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Course
29 November–6 December 2012 Hyderabad, India


The main objective of the Course is to teach the young PhD students  
and postdocs
from all areas of biology the methods applicable to study biological  
in solution. We aim at a comprehensive coverage of the field including  
the major
structural and biophysical techniques employed for the  
characterization of high
and low resolution structure and structural transitions,  
macromolecular complex
formation, protein folding and stability, protein-protein and  
protein-ligand interactions and enzymatic
mechanisms. The Course will include lectures on small-angle X-ray and  
neutron scattering (SAXS/SANS),
nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), static and dynamic light scattering  
analytical ultracentrifugation (AUC), surface plasmon resonance (SPR),  
differential and
isothermal calorimetry (DSC/ITC) and spectroscopic approaches.  
Bioinformatic tools
to analyze protein-protein interactions will also be considered, and  
the joint use of
the solution characterization methods with the major non-solution  
structural techniques,
macromolecular crystallography (MX), electron microscopy (EM), mass  
spectrometry (MS)
and with the in situ methods will be covered. Special attention will  
be paid to
interdisciplinary approaches, where the synergistic use of  
complementary techniques
leads to a comprehensive description of macromolecular systems.

 From the Indian side, the Course will be co-organized by  the Centre  
for Cellular and
Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, and the Tata Institute of  
Fundamental Research
(TIFR), Mumbai. The course will be held at CCMB in Hyderabad  
immediately following an
International meeting on biology (25-27 November 2012), commemorating  
25 years of
moving into the current CCMB R&D complex.

A maximum of 40 participants will be selected to attend the course.
No registration fee will be requested from the academic participants.
Applicants from industry are expected to pay a 1000 Euro fee.

The Course is oriented towards applicants active in structural biology,
mostly late Ph.D. students and early post-docs but more senior scientists,
depending on circumstances, could also participate.
Students working in India or Indian students working abroad will be
given preference but all applications are welcome at


Application deadline for the Course: September, 17th, 2012
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