Current Methods in Cell Biology

Why you should attend

The major aim of the course is to allow participants to experience modern cell biology at work: not only see but also try out in practice how cutting-edge technologies can be used to answer outstanding questions at the frontiers of cell biology.

By tradition, the entire faculty of the Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit of EMBL teaches the course. This uniquely allows us to cover a broad spectrum of techniques that is not offered by any other course, which typically focus on a specific subject.

Therefore, our course will provide an update to the latest developments from the beginning to the end of an experiment:

- starting with recent advances in fluorescent probe development (e.g. FRET-based activity probes)
- through new techniques and tricks of biological sample preparation (e.g. mounting of live embryos)
- novel approaches in biochemistry
- cutting-edge microscopy (e.g. light-sheet imaging of entire organisms
- superresolution light microscopy and correlative light and electron microscopy)
- to image analysis and computational modeling – covering the complete range of biological complexity from single molecules to whole organisms.

In addition, being embedded in EMBL collaborative environment, the course provides an excellent opportunity for participants and course faculty to discuss current and future challenges in cell biology.
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(Preliminary) Programme

Day 1 - Thursday 26 September 2013

08:45-09:00 Welcome and course overview (P. Lenart & P. Neveu)
09:00-10:00 Seminar by invited speaker
10:00-10:45 Meet the Speaker
10:00-11:45 Poster Session with coffee and biscuits
11:45-12:45 Lunch
12:45-18:45 Lab Practical 1
18:45-19:45 Dinner

Day 2 - Friday 27 September 2013

09:00-09:45 Lecture by CBB Faculty
09:45-10:00 Coffee Break
10:00-11:00 Seminar by invited speaker
11:00-11:45 Meet the Speaker
11:45-12:45 Lunch
12:45-18:45 Lab Practical 1
18:45-19:45 Dinner
19:45-20:30 Lecture by CBB Faculty

Day 3 - Saturday 28 September 2013

09:00-09:45 Lecture by CBB Faculty
09:45-10:00 Coffee Break
10:00-11:00 Seminar by invited speaker
11:00-11:45 Meet the Speaker
11:45-12:45 Lunch
12:45-18:30 Lab Practical 2
18:30-22:30 Excursion to wine festival


Day 4 - Sunday 29 September 2013
Free Day


Day 5 - Monday 30 September 2013

09:00-09:45 Lecture by CBB Faculty
09:45-10:00 Coffee Break
10:00-11:00 Seminar by invited speaker
11:00-11:45 Meet the Speaker
11:45-12:45 Lunch
12:45-18:45 Lab Practical 2
18:45-19:45 Dinner
19:45-20:30 Lecture by CBB Faculty


Day 6 - Tuesday 1 October 2013

9:00-9:45 Lecture by CBB Faculty
9:45-10:00 Coffee Break
10:00-11:00 Seminar by invited speaker
11:00-11:45 Meet the Speaker
11:45-12:45 Lunch
12:45-18:45 Lab Practical 3
18:45-19:45 Dinner
19:45-20:30 Lecture by CBB Faculty


Day 7 - Wednesday 2 October 2013

9:00-9:45 Lecture by CBB Faculty
9:45-10:00 Coffee Break
10:00-11:00 Seminar by invited speaker
11:00-11:45 Meet the Speaker
11:45-12:45 Lunch
12:45-18:45 Lab Practical 3
18:45-19:45 Dinner
19:45-20:30 Lecture by CBB Faculty


Day 8 - Thursday 3 October 2013

9:00-9:45 Lecture by CBB Faculty
9:45-10:00 Coffee Break
10:00-11:00 Seminar by invited speaker
11:00-11:45 Meet the Speaker
11:45-12:45 Lunch
12:45-18:45 Lab Practical 4
18:45-19:45 Dinner


Day 9 - Friday 4 October 2013

9:00-9:45 Lecture by CBB Faculty
9:45-10:00 Coffee Break
10:00-11:00 Seminar by invited speaker
11:00-11:45 Meet the Speaker
11:45-12:45 Lunch
12:45-18:45 Lab Practical 4
18:30-19:45 Dinner
19:45-20:15 Feed-back session
20:15-21:30 End of course get together


Speakers and Trainers:
Monica Bettencourt-Dias, Gulbenkian Institute, Portugal
Wouter de Laat, Hubrecht Institute, The Netherlands
Jan Ellenberg, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Jennifer Gallop, Gurdon Institute, USA
Darren Gilmour, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Pierre Gönczy, EPFL-ISREC, Switzerland
Thomas Gregor, Princeton University, USA
Christian Haering, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Lars Hufnagel, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Marko Kaksonen, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Péter Lénárt, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Francois Nedelec, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Pierre Neveu, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Rainer Pepperkok, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Jonas Ries, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Maya Schuldiner, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Carsten Schultz, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Iva Tolic-Norrelykke, MPI-CBG, Germany
Stefan Westermann, IMP Vienna, Austria

26 Sep - 4 Oct 2013
Heidelberg
Germany
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