Circular and Linear Dichroism Summer School 2015

6 - 8 July 2015, Coventry, United Kingdom


Introduction
Purpose: To train researchers in circular dichroism and linear dichroism data analysis and related techniques and to see how they are used in current research.

What: All modules will include principles of the techniques and practical implementation

Who: The school and workshop is targeted at postgraduate students. PDRAs, academic staff and industrial participants are welcome if places are available.

What to bring: An A1 poster outlining your research interests, laptop if possible, memory stick, lab-coat and safety glasses.

PhD and PDRA costs: Application fee of £75 for PhD students and PDRAs covers winter workshop costs, daytime food, some evening food. The fee will be refunded if your application is unsuccessful (places are limited). We suggest you book accommodation at one of the hotels indicated on the accommodation website.

Non PhD/PDRA applicants: course fee is £250 which does not include accommodation.

Sessions to include:

Introduction to absorbance, fluorescence and circular dichroism spectroscopy
Principles of CD spectroscopy
Linear dichroism
Good practice
Data bases for biomacromolecules
CD of membrane proteins
What is inside a CD spectrometer
DNA-metalcomplex interactions
Applications of SRCD and CD to structural and functional genomics
CD theory & Dichrocalc



Visiting speakers to include: (TBC) Janice Aldrich-Wright (University of Western Sydney), John Sutherland (East Carolina University) as well as the UK team which may include Jonathan Hirst (Nottingham), Bob Janes (Queen Mary), Sharon Kelly (Glasgow), Andy Miles (Birkbeck), Alison Rodger (University of Warwick), Bonnie Wallace (Birkbeck)
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University of Warwick

MOAC Doctoral Training Centre, University of Warwick, Senate House, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, United Kingdom

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