Circular and Linear Dichroism Summer School 2017

10 July 2017 10:00 - 12 July 2017 16:30, Coventry, United Kingdom

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: Janice Aldrich-Wright (University of Western Sydney), John Sutherland (Augusta University), Alison Rodger (Macquarie University), Jochem Burck (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) and Juliana Yoneda (University of Sao Paulo), as well as the UK team which will include Jonathan Hirst (Nottingham), Bob Janes (Queen Mary), Tim Dafforn (Birmingham), Sharon Kelly (Glasgow),  Nikola Chmel (Warwick) and Bonnie Wallace (Birkbeck).
Sponsorship & supporting organisations
University of Warwick

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

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