INSTRUCT practical course: Advanced methods for the integration of diverse structural data with NMR data – 2nd Edition

The course aims at training young researchers in the combined use of NMR data with other structural biology techniques, such as SAXS, X-ray diffraction or Cryo-EM in order to understand and rationalize the structural and dynamical properties of macromolecular systems. In addition, this course will introduce and make extensive use of user-friendly e-science portals to facilitate the adoption of the methods and techniques by the students in their everyday work.

This INSTRUCT course will provide lectures describing the basics of the methods applied and hands-on training with the intuitive, web-based services of the WeNMR infrastructure, in collaboration with the MoBrain Competence Center, the West-Life VRE and the BioExcel center of excellence H2020 EU projects, with the support of SURFSara, which is part of the MoBrain CC and is supporting us in the organisation of this course. The hands-on sessions will allow the students to try the methods on either pre-packaged or their own research data. The course will address state-of-the-art tools and facilities. Participants will be selected among all applicants taking into account the following criteria: previous experience in the field of biomolecular NMR and structure biology; experience in computational aspects of structural biology; gender balance; relevance of current research to the course contents.

Application procedure: Applicants should send to the lead contact (see below) by email a short CV and letter of motivation explaining how they will benefit from attending this course. The deadline for applying is set to February 15th, 2016. Accepted applicants will be notified by March 1st, 2016.

Date: 11 – 15 April 2016
Location: SURF Utrecht