8th Course: Biophysics and the Challenges of Emerging Threats, 19-30 June 2007, Erice, Sicily

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Manolia Margaris

Mar 3, 2007, 5:42:07 PM3/3/07
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We would like to bring to your attention the 8th Course of the
International School of Biological Magnetic Resonance. Details

COURSE TITLE: Biophysics and the Challenges of Emerging Threats
WHEN: 19-30 June 2007
URL: http://smrl.stanford.edu/erice2007/
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.

Application Requirements: Details, including application requirements,
are available on the course's website http://smrl.stanford.edu/erice2007/.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

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