We would like to bring to your attention the 8th Course of the
International School of Biological Magnetic Resonance and kindly ask
that you share this information with students, lab members, and other
colleagues and interested individuals, particularly in the areas of
Structural Biology, NMR, Biophysics, Crystallography, Computational
Biology, and Biochemistry. Details follow:
COURSE TITLE: Biophysics and the Challenges of Emerging Threats
WHEN: 19-30 June 2007
WHERE: Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture,
COURSE FORMAT and PURPOSE: The format of the course is an Advanced
Study Institute (ASI). This course will provide an overview of
biophysical and structural methods in biology. It will present
technologies related to pathogen detection and treatment using these
methods. Furthermore, it will teach basic principles and demonstrate
concrete examples, encouraging technology growth and transfer to
partner countries. The ASI will allow intense discussion between
students and lecturers, with a comprehensive overview of a complex,
critical and fast-moving area of modern research. It is an ideal
course for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Please note
that the structure of the course provides a great opportunity for
young scientists to present their work.
SPECIFIC TOPICS Include: Principles of NMR spectroscopy; Principles of
X-ray diffraction; Nucleic acid chemistry; Molecular dynamics and
other computational approaches; Use of NMR data to calculate
structures; Viral pathogens; Bacterial pathogens; Antivirals; Ribosome
structure; Translational mechanism and antibiotics; New technologies
to study proteins; Computational biology; Principles of Catalysis;
Solid state NMR; Peptides as drugs; Membrane proteins as drug targets;
Single-molecule methods; Novel pathogen detection; Structure-based
drug design in biotechnology; New approaches to study metaloenzymes;
NMR studies of pathogenic proteins; Coupling genomics and structural
studies; Discovery and biophysics; Developing novel technologies.
TUTORIALS: Pathogenesis of bioterror agents; Computational biology and
experiment; Technology and the environment; Spectroscopic approaches;
Roundtable and tutorial on genome-wide approaches and biophysics;
Student-lecturer discussion on future perspectives; Student
presentations including a poster session.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Details, including application requirements,
are available on the course's website http://smrl.stanford.edu/erice2007/.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.