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COURSES & MEETINGS 2008 / 2009

Schweizerische Kommission fŸr Molekularbiologie

 

Organised with the financial support of the

Swiss National Science Foundation

 

Perl Programming for Life Sciences (Introductory Course)

Biozentrum, Uni Basel

 

September 8-12, 2008

 

Organiser:

L. Bordoli,

Swiss EMBnet node

The course aims at providing biomedical researchers with knowledge of PERL scripting abilities, to automate the analysis of large amounts of biological data.

Participants: max. 20.

Application deadline and information:

August 15, 2008

(early registration recommended)

http://www.ch.embnet.org

Lorenza.Bordoli@unibas.ch

SKMB Gene Regulation Workshop 2008

Center for Integrative Genomics, Uni Lausanne

 

September 12, 2008

Organisers:

N. Hernandez,
F. Karch, W. Reith,

M. Strubin

The meeting will address selected aspects of the genetic and molecular mechanisms controlling transcriptional and post-transcriptional responses in gene expression to cell-type specific, developmental or environmental cues.

Participants: max. 200.

Registration deadline and information:

September 5, 2008

 

http://www.medecine.unige.ch/skmb/

Light Microscopy and Imaging Course

University of Geneva,
Bioimaging Platform

 

Fall course : October 13-16, 2008
Spring course : April 27-30, 2009

 

Organiser:

Ch. Bauer

The 4-day course with lectures encompasses basic and advanced light microscopical techniques, principles of live cell imaging and usage of confocal and wide field light microscopes.

Participants: max. 10 per course.

Application deadlines and information:

September 20, 2008 (fall course)

March 28, 2009 (spring course)

christoph.bauer@frontiers-in-genetics.org

http://bioimaging.frontiers-in-genetics.org/

Basel Worm Meeting (BWM)

Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel

 

November 18, 2008

Organisers:

A. Puoti,

R. Chiquet-Ehrismann

 

Meeting of the local communities working with the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans (France, Germany and Switzerland). Presentations by two invited speakers and 6 - 7 participants. Participants: max. 120.

 

Information:

 

http://elegans.swmed.edu/BWM/


 

Course in Advanced 3D Microscopy

 ETHZ and UniversitŠt ZŸrich

 

January 10–17, 2009

Organisers:

U. Ziegler,

A. Kaech,

R. Wepf

The practical course in 3D microscopy with participation of leading experts and companies will focus on high resolution 3D light microscopy and preparation, imaging for electron microscopy. Participants: max. 20.

 

Application deadline and information:

November 30, 2008

 

Ziegler@zmb.uzh.ch

Introduction to Statistics for Biologists

Biozentrum, Uni Basel

 

January 19-23, 2009

 

Organiser:

L. Bordoli,

Swiss EMBnet node

 

The course is designed to provide graduate students in the biomedical sciences with experience in the application of basic statistical analysis techniques to a variety of biological problems. Participants: max. 20.

Application deadline and information:

December 1, 2008

(early registration recommended)

http://www.ch.embnet.org

Lorenza.Bordoli@unibas.ch

18th Swiss Plant Molecular and Cell Biology Conference

Eurotel Victoria, Les Diablerets

 

January 21-23, 2009

 

Organisers:

S. Baginsky,

S. Zeeman,

W. Gruissem

 

Scientific meeting of Swiss researchers in the field of plant molecular and cell biology with oral presentations and posters as well as informal discussions.

Participants: max. 85.

Registration deadline and information:

November 15, 2008

 

wgruisse@ethz.ch

Swiss RNA Workshop 2009

UniS, UniversitŠt Bern

 

January 30, 2009

 

Organisers:

A. KrŠmer,

D. SchŸmperli,

O. MŸhlemann

 

Meeting of the Swiss RNA community with presentations from invited foreign guest speakers and from participants selected from the submitted abstracts. Covers RNA structure, processing, transport, turnover, localization, and RNA-binding proteins. Participants: max. 200.

Abstract submission deadline and registration:

December 5, 2008

http://www.izb.unibe.ch/res/schuehome/swrna09.html

18th Cytomeet

Haus der UniversitŠt, Bern

 

February 4, 2009

Organisers:

V. Niggli,

A. Draeger

 

Informal meeting for Swiss scientists interested in cell motility and cell adhesion (cytoskeleton, cell adhesion proteins, extracellular matrix). Main speaker: Dr. Anne Ridley (KingÕs College, London). Participants : max. 50.

 

Registration deadline and information:

January 20, 2009

verena.niggli@pathology.unibe.ch

annette.draeger@ana.unibe.ch

26th Swiss Trypanosomatid Meeting

Classic H™tel, Leysin

 

February 5 – 7, 2009

Organisers:

I. Roditi,

T. Seebeck

 

Overview over the current activities in the various Swiss groups working with Trypanosoma and Leishmania parasites. Invited keynote speakers from abroad will review various aspects from field work to molecular genetics. Excellent opportunity for networking. Participants : max. 50.

 

Registration deadline and information:

December 12, 2008

 

thomas.seebeck@izb.unibe.ch

 

Swiss Eye Research Meeting VII – Molecular Approaches to Vision

Kongresshaus Biel

 

February 10 – 11, 2009

Organiser:

Ch. Grimm

 

The meeting provides a platform for Swiss basic scientists working in eye research with special emphasis on the physiology and pathophysiology of the retina as a model system in neuroscience. Participants: max. 100.

Application deadline and information:

December 9, 2008

 

cgrimm@opht.unizh.ch

2nd SWISSZEBRA

Sciences III, Uni Genve

 

March 27, 2009

Organisers:

R. Dosch, B. Polok,

S. Neuhauss,

D. Schorderet

 

This annual meeting brings together groups from Switzerland and neighbour countries with presentations by keynote speakers amd students/postdocs to give an overview about the current zebrafish research. Participants : max. 100.

Application deadline and information:

January 30, 2009

 

www.swisszebra.ch

Swiss Drosophila Meeting 2009

Center for Integrative Genomics, Uni Lausanne

 

April 25, 2009

 

Organisers:

R. Benton, W. Herr,

T. Kawecki,

B. Lemaitre

This meeting aims to reinforce the interactions between the Drosophila research groups in Switzerland and to provide a platform for students and postdocs to present their current research. Participants: max. 175.

Application deadline and information:

March 15, 2009

 

Richard.Benton@unil.ch

Applications and registrations should be sent directly to the organisers of the respective course / workshop. For practical courses, please include a short CV, research interests, and the reasons for wanting to attend. For general questions contact the SKMB secretary Dr. O. MŸhlemann (Email: oliver.muehlemann@izb.unibe.ch).

The online version of this program can be found at www.usgeb.ch/skmb.html