8th Course: Biophysics and the Challenges of Emerging Threats, 19-30 June 2007, Erice, Sicily (Erice, Sicily 2007)
|Event Date/Time: Jun 19, 2007||End Date/Time: Jun 30, 2007|
|Early Registration Date: Apr 01, 2007|
COURSE TITLE: Biophysics and the Challenges of Emerging Threats
WHEN: 19-30 June 2007
WHERE: Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice-Sicily, Italy.
Course Format & 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 Course 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.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.