[buster-discuss] Course on “Structure and Function of Membrane Proteins - a multidisciplinary approach”

Jose Artur Brito jbrito at itqb.unl.pt
Fri Jul 26 16:55:33 CEST 2013

Dear colleagues,

We would like to announce the Instruct-sponsored 4-day course “Structure 
and Function of Membrane Proteins- a multidisciplinary approach”, to be 
held at ITQB, Oeiras (nearby Lisbon), Portugal, from 5 to 8 November 2013.

The course will address several techniques for the structural and 
functional characterization of membrane proteins, with special emphasis 
on Macromolecular Crystallography, Mass Spectrometry, Electron 
Microscopy and Nuclear Magnetic Ressonance. The information provided by 
each technique, their applications in biological systems, major benefits 
and limitations will be discussed.

The course is organized with lectures in the mornings and interactive 
tutorials in the afternoons. In addition, the selected applicants are 
grouped and each group works on a case study (based on 2-3 papers 
covering techniques of interest and a questionnaire) and gives a 
presentation at the end of the course.

The course is aimed primarily at PhD students, young Post-Doctoral 
researchers and others with research activities involving structural 
biology of membrane proteins. Participants will be limited to 20. 
Candidate selection will be based on a short CV, a motivation letter 
from the applicant, and a recommendation letter from the supervisor.

Registration deadline is September 16, please send your application to 
membstruct2013 at itqb.unl.pt .
More information can be found at http://www.itqb.unl.pt/membstruct2013

The organizing commission,
Margarida Archer (ITQB-UNL), Carlos Cordeiro (FC-UL) and José A. Brito 

* José Artur Brito, PhD                        *
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* Post-Doctoral Fellow                         *
* Membrane Protein Crystallography Lab         *
* Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica  *
* Oeiras - Portugal                            *
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* Tel.: +351.21.446.97.61                      *
* Fax:  +351.21.443.36.44                      *
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* E-mail: jbrito at itqb.unl.pt                   *
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