Protein interactions, assemblies and human disease

The ethos of the traditional Summer School is that the students (advanced graduate students and post-docs) would spend up to two weeks in the past and nine days in the present school in the company of other keen young scientists and world famous senior scientists in a relaxed setting to have lectures at an introductory level and then state-of-the-art science.

Each day is taken up with lectures in the morning, lunch with the lecturers, tutorials on the beach in the afternoon or poster sessions, an evening lecture and then dinner in the town in tavernas with the lecturers. There is time for relaxation and excursions to recover. Lecturers and students stay at the Spetses Hotel, which has its private beach, for this meeting. The summer school is very special for its organization and interactions, which have become rare in these days of short intense meetings where speakers often fly in for their lecture and then depart. The lecturers, barring emergencies, stay for the whole meeting.

Former students at the school now number many famous scientists who look back on the school with great fondness, often it was a turning point in their career where they decided on their future research supervisors and made friendships for life.

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Preliminary Program:

Monday 16 September Registration from 14.00

Evening Welcome Reception

Tuesday 17 September Protein Networks

09.00 – 10.45 Madan Babu: The interactome and natively unfolded proteins
10:45 – 11.15 Coffee break
11.15 – 13.00 Madan Babu: Networks and disease
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch in Tutorial Groups with tutors
Afternoon Tutorials on beach
18.45 – 20.30 Poster session I
20.30 – Dinner in tavernas with tutors

Wednesday 18 September Networks and Disease

09.00 – 11:30 Wolfgang Baumeister: Structural studies of Whole Cells: EMBO Lecture
11:30-12:00 Break
12:00-13:00 Daniela Rhodes: Telomere biology and structure.
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch in Tutorial Groups
Afternoon Tutorials on beach
18.45 – 20.30 Daniela Rhodes: Telomeres and Cancer
20.30 – Dinner in tavernas with tutors

Thursday 19 September Biophysics in the cellular environment

09.00 – 11.30 Clemens Kaminski: spectroscopic approaches in vivo
11.30 – 12.00 Break
12.00 – 13.00 Lene Oddershede: Force spectroscopy in vivo
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch in hotel
Afternoon Tutorials on beach
18.45 – 20.30 Lene Oddershede: Physical properties of cells
20.30 – Dinner in tavernas with tutors

Friday 20 September Biophysics in the cellular environment

09.00 – 10.45 Alan Jasanoff: Molecular imaging
10:45 – 11.15 Coffee break
11.15 – 13.00 Alan Jasanoff: In vivo imaging of proteins and protein interactions
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch in hotel
Afternoon Tutorials on beach
18.45 – Poster session II
Saturday 21 September Greek cultural day: visit to Nafplion, Epidavros and Mycenae
Sunday 22 September Proteins in disease

09.00 – 10.45 Alan Fersht: Principles of folding and misfolding
10:45 – 11.15 Break
11.15 – 13.00 Daniel Otzen: Pathological and functional aggregation
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch in hotel
(Late) Afternoon Student presentations 1
18.45 – 20.30 Frederic Rousseau: Bioinformatics of aggregation
20.30 – Dinner in tavernas with tutors


Monday 23 September

09.00 – 10.45 Frederic Rousseau: Aggregation and disease
10:45 – 11.15 Break
11.15 – 13.00 Alan Fersht: p53 and cancer
(Late) Afternoon Student presentations 2
18.45 – 20.30 Daniel Otzen: Folding in the membrane
20.30 – Dinner in tavernas with tutors

Tuesday 24 September Proteins in disease (cont'd)

09.00 – 11.30 Therapeutic approaches
11.30 – 12.00 Break
12.00 – 13.00 Aaron Ciechanover: Ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch in hotel
Afternoon Excursion
18.45 – 20.30 Aaron Ciechanover: Implications for disease
20.30 – Dinner in tavernas with tutors

Wednesday 25 September Perspectives

09.00 – 11.30 Student presentations 3
11.30 – 12.00 Break
12.00 – 13.00 Careers – Daniela Rhodes
How to apply for fellowship and other advice
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch in hotel
Afternoon Tutorials on beach (science or more careers)
18.45 – 20.30 Farewell party


Thursday 26 September Departure

16 Sep - 26 Sep 2013
Spetses
Greece
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