2nd NGP-net Winter School on computational methods for non-globular proteins

Nicosia, CyprusJanuary 09th to January 12th, 2018


University of Cyprus together with the support of COST Action BM1405 is pleased to announce the 2nd NGP-net Winter School on computational methods for non-globular proteins.

The school will take place at the University of Cyprus campus in Nicosia (map).

Speakers, provisional topics and program

Tuesday Welcome address/Participants' self introduction
Classification of non-globular proteins (NGPs)
Silvio Tosatto, Padua (IT)
Membrane-proteins: energetics, modelling and design
Sarel Fleishman, Rehovot (IL)
Wednesday Computational prediction of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins (IDPs)
Zsuzsanna Dosztanyi, Budapest (HU)
A systems perspective on the function of IDPs and homorepeats
Sreenivas Chavali, Cambridge (UK)
Thursday Short linear protein motifs
Norman Davey, Dublin (IR)
Exploring SLiM-based interactions through computational and experimental approaches
Ylva Ivarsson, Uppsala (SW)
Friday Amyloid aggregation in proteins and prions
Salvador Ventura, Barcelona (ES)
Beyond sequence similarity-based function prediction - phylogeny and genome structure
Christos Ouzounis, Thessaloniki (GR)
Local sequence complexity and compositional extremes: the tools of the trade
Vasilis Promponas, Nicosia (CY)

Location and timetable

Lectures will be held at Auditorium B108, University Council and Senate Building; hands on Practicals will take place at Lab B141, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences (building FST01) with the following timetable:

9.00 – 12.30
Morning lessons with 30' coffee break
Lunch (*)
14.30 – 18.30
Afternoon lessons with 30' coffee break

(*) Meals are organized for all participants in order to promote student/teacher interactions.

Participants registration

Participants will be selected by the organizing committee in order to guarantee a balanced gender and geographic distribution. Whenever possible, no country will have more than 20% of participants.

To submit the participation request, send a CV (max. two pages, including full affiliation) and a motivation letter (explaining how you would benefit from the course) to ngpnet-ucy@ucy.ac.cy.
Preference will be given to PhD students and Postdocs from partner labs participating in the COST Action BM1405.

Registration costs: 200€ per participant. Meals are included in the registration while affordable accommodation will be available close to the lecture center (details available to participants).

Travel fellowships: COST Action BM1405 can reimburse travel expenses for a maximum of 30 participants.

Local organizing committee: Vasilis Promponas, Stella Tamana, Ioanna Kalvari, Andreas Ioannides.

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COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020

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NGP-net is supported by BMBS COST Action BM1405

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