Biomolecular Skills School

Biomolecular Skills School

The Nottingham-Rothamsted BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership and the Research Complex at Harwell are pleased to announce the first fully funded Biomolecular Analysis and Manipulation Study School, taking place over six days in January 2019. Open to Early Career Researchers and PhD students from all institutions,  this is an opportunity to access high quality training in experimental design and bioinformatics analysis, imaging, synthetic biology, biomolecular analysis and industrial biotechnology.

Postgraduate research students and ECRs are invited to apply online at by 2 November 2018.  Successful applicants will be notified by 4 December 2018.

About the Skills School

This BBSRC National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) funded Industrial Challenges Skills School will take place over two 3-day sessions (8-10 January 2019 at the University of Nottingham and 21-23 January 2018 at Research Complex at Harwell). 

This Skills School will provide an in-depth understanding and awareness of the techniques that can be used for biomolecular analysis and manipulation of molecules, and the experimental design needed for stringent research and data analysis. This will enable researchers in multiple disciplines and areas to appreciate the potential and resources available for biomolecular analysis, both in silico and experimentally.  

The programme will allow participants to work in multidisciplinary teams to develop solutions to scientific problems, and provide opportunity to consider the application of new techniques and approaches to their own areas of work. The programme will include lectures, workshops, tours, seminars and breakout sessions. 

Areas of training:

·         Experimental design and Transferable Skills

·         Bioinformatics and in silico analysis

·         Analysis of structure and interactions of key molecules in developmental pathways

·         Analysis of biopolymers for the food and Pharma industries

·         Production of membrane protein targets

·         Assaying structure and function of molecules in solution

·         Drug screening using protein crystallography and SPR

·         Structure determination of pharmaceutically important targets (EM and PX)

·         Imaging at high resolution of cellular function to understand molecular process including in vivo drug responses (Super-res microscopy, Cryo Electron tomography, X-ray microscopy)

·         Guest lectures from Industry Partners to demonstrate need for the need and applications for these skills 

Eligibility to apply:

·         PhD student

·         Early Career Researcher

·         UK, EU and international applications welcome

·         Priority will be given to BBSRC-funded researchers and delegates from UK companies

 Additional information:

·         The six day programme is fully funded

·         Accommodation and meals will be provided

·         There is no registration fee involved

Posted on October 24, 2018, in Early Career Researcher, Events, News, Workshops & Training and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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