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INSTRUCT training course on "Integrative Structural Biology tools for the study of protein-ligand interactions"

Event Date: 
Mon, 2014-10-06 (All day) - Sun, 2014-10-12 (All day)

Integrative Structural Biology tools for the study of protein-ligand interactions

The course will take place at FCT-Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, in the campus of Caparica, Portugal, from 6-12 October 2014

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2014 (attendance is limited to 16 participants; PhD students and young Post-docs will be given priority)

OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSE: to illustrate the added value of a structural biology approach to the study of protein-ligand interactions by combining four core methodologies, X-ray Crystallography, NMR, Carbohydrate Microarrays and ITC from a hands-on perspective, giving emphasis to their limitations and complementarities.
To achieve this, and to better illustrate the integrative context, the students will receive training by working in a study-case, a protein that recognizes and binds to carbohydrates, which will be the focus of the several complementary methodologies. Besides the hands-on training there will be theory lectures where the main theoretical aspects of each technique will be explained always with an emphasis on the complementarity with the other techniques.

Fee is €350 and includes attendance, course documentation, coffee breaks (all course days), lunches (all course days), course dinner (Oct 7) and accommodation (single room inc. breakfast in Lisboa Almada  Hotel ; check-in: Oct 5; check-out: Oct 12).


Cite WeNMR/WestLife

Usage of the WeNMR/WestLife portals should be acknowledged in any publication:
"The FP7 WeNMR (project# 261572) and H2020 West-Life (project# 675858) European e-Infrastructure projects are acknowledged for the use of their web portals, which make use of the EGI infrastructure and DIRAC4EGI service with the dedicated support of CESNET-MetaCloud, INFN-PADOVA, NCG-INGRID-PT, RAL-LCG2, TW-NCHC, SURFsara and NIKHEF, and the additional support of the national GRID Initiatives of Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, UK, South Africa, Malaysia, Taiwan and the US Open Science Grid."
And the following article describing the WeNMR portals should be cited:
Wassenaar et al. (2012). WeNMR: Structural Biology on the Grid.J. Grid. Comp., 10:743-767.


The WeNMR Virtual Research Community has been the first to be officially recognized by the EGI.

European Union

WeNMR is an e-Infrastructure project funded under the 7th framework of the EU. Contract no. 261572

WestLife, the follow up project of WeNMR is a Virtual Research Environment e-Infrastructure project funded under Horizon 2020. Contract no. 675858