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EMBO Practical Course on Current Methods in Cell Biology - (Mar/18/2009 )

Location & Date: EMBL Heidelberg, 08 - 16 October 2009

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The goal of this course is to give an introduction to a broad range of state-of-the-art cell biological methods and to provide a forum for active cross-communication with an aim towards illuminating outstanding challenges in the field of cell biology. A strong emphasis will be on live cell imaging methods together with detailed modeling.
We will encourage interdisciplinary and quantitative approaches to bring single molecule analysis into context with the behavior of whole systems.

The course is aimed at PhD students and postdocs interested in cell biology. We wish to attract both cell biologists who want to learn quantitative methods, and also researchers from other disciplines (physics, engineering, computer science, etc.) who want to use their expertise to cell biological problems.

Cell biology is undergoing tremendous changes. Researchers from neighboring disciplines such as developmental biology but also mathematicians, physicists, and IT specialists are increasingly interested in cell biological problems. New technologies are continuously emerging. Their possibilities and limitations need to be taught. EMBL-CBB is combining traditional approaches with the latest imaging and computational technologies, in a way that is unique in Europe. This course will not only introduce the participants to some of the latest developments in cell biology. It will show how new technologies are efficiently integrated into cell biology and how cell biology in turn spawn new technologies.

Invited Speakers
Karsten Kruse, Saarland University, Germany
Patrick Meraldi, ETH, Zuerich, Switzerland
Christien Merrifield, MRC Cambridge, United Kingdom
Keith Mostov, UCSF, USA
Dyche Mullins, UCSF, USA
James Nelson, Stanford University, USA

Claude Antony, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
Damien Brunner, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
Darren Gilmour, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
Eric Karsenti, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
Michael Knop, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
Francois Nédélec, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
Rainer Pepperkok, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
Ernst Stelzer, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
Thomas Surrey, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany


seems interesting!