When: August 28 – September 2, 2011
Venue: Spetses Hotel, Island of Spetses, Greece
The summer school is funded by FEBS - Federation of European Biochemical Societies and CRESCENDO Integrated Project.
The summer school will take place at Spetses Hotel, Island of Spetses, Greece that is offering idyllic surroundings and a relaxed atmosphere encouraging interactions between lecturers and students in the summer school.
The objective of the summer school is to provide young scientists an integrated view on recent advances in understanding, analyzing and targeting diverse nuclear receptor signaling pathways during development, physiology and disease.
The summer school will include the following main scientific topics:
Regulatory principles, structure-function relationship; ligands, endocrine disrupters and drug development; genome-wide technologies; steroid receptors and reproductive cancer; NR pathways in metabolism and disease; animal models of human disease; coregulator action and biology; evolving trends (e.g. systems biology, non-coding RNAs, stem cells and regenerative medicine, genetic and epigenetic profiling of human diseases).
The summer school consists of lectures, workshops, tutorial group discussions, student poster sessions and student short talks.
Workshops will focus on specific scientific topics that will be intensively discussed. Informal tutorial group discussions during lunches and a dinner will focus on lecture topics and career planning.
All participants will present a poster. The posters will be discussed in groups of students and lecturers. Short talks by students will be selected based on submitted abstracts.
Lecturers include: Antonio Castrillo, Spain; Karin Dahlman-Wright, Sweden; Barbara Demeneix, France; Béatrice Desvergne, Switzerland; Carlie J.M. de Vries, The Netherlands; Jan-Åke Gustafsson, Sweden; Karen E. Knudsen, USA; Adriana Maggi, Italy; Susanne Mandrup, Denmark; Antonio Moschetta, Italy; Jorma J. Palvimo, Finland; John W.R. Schwabe, UK; Iannis Talianidis, Greece.
The intended learning outcome is an in depth understanding of the recent advances in nuclear receptor signalling as well as new collaborations and interactions to push future progress of nuclear receptor research.
The summer school is intended for PhD students and post docs. Sixty places are available.
The course fee for the summer school is 350 euro. Accommodation in Spetses Hotel in double rooms August 28-September 2 (5 nights), breakfasts, lunches, coffee breaks, welcome reception and farewell dinner are included in the fee. Payment details will be supplied to accepted participants later.
FEBS Youth Travel Fund (YTF) grants for Europe will be available for PhD students and post docs within five years of obtaining a PhD. The YTF grant covers course fee and travel costs. Fifteen grants are available.
FEBS Transcontinental Youth Travel Fund (TransYTF) grants for Africa/Asia/ North America/South America will be available for PhD students and post docs within five years of obtaining a PhD. The TransYTF grant covers course fee and travel costs.
Six grants are available.
Deadline for application for the summer school and the YTF and TransYTF grants is May 16, 2011.
Spetses Summer School on Nuclear Receptor Signalling in Physiology and Disease
Eckardt Treuter, Johanna Zilliacus, Jan-Åke Gustafsson, Karolinska
Institutet, Sweden, Barbara Demeneix, CNRS, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, France and Adriana Maggi, University of Milan, Italy.
FEBS - Federation of European Biochemical Societies
CRESCENDO Integrated Project supported by European Union (2006-2011)
IUMBM - International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology http://www.iubmb.org
Island of Spetses, Greece