Intensive Training Course (S&T) 2011:
Bioinformatics and structural biology of IDPs

Budapest, October 10-14, 2011
Hotel Rubin, Budapest, Hungary


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A unique opportunity to learn about bioinformatic approaches to study intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) and to discuss about the progress of IDPbyNMR!

This first course is intended to provide an in-depth introduction and training of researchers on theoretical, computational and structural aspects of IDPs.

October 10th - General introduction, the history and theory of IDPs; short presentations by ESRs of previous research

October 11th - Databases and bioinformatics of IDPs; practical training, databases, bioinformatic tools, prediction of structural disorder;

October 12th - Biophysical techniques for the structural characterization of IDPs; short presentations by ESRs of their CDPs.

October 13th - The interplay of structure and function of IDPs; practical training, evaluation of structural data on IDPs;

October 14th - Selected examples; round-table discussion with experts on the subject of IDPs, future directions of the field.

Organizing Committe:
András Dinnyés (BIOTALENTUM)
Isabella C. Felli (CERM)
Roberta Pierattelli (CERM)
Beáta Szabó (ENZIM)
Peter Tompa (ENZIM)

Program (pdf)

Up today the following scientist confirmed their participation (in alphabetical order):

Bianka Ágoston (ENZIM, Hungary)
Martin Blackledge (CNRS-IBS, France)
Clement Blanchet (EMBL, Germany)
Bernhard Brutscher (CNRS-IBS, France)
Andrea Degen (EURELATIONS, Switzerland)
Zsuzsanna Dosztányi (ENZIM, Hungary)
Andras Dynies (BioTalentum Ltd, Hungary)
Isabella Felli (CERM, Italy)
Monika Fuxreiter (Institute of Enzymology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)
Toby Gibson (EMBL, Germany)
Hedi Hegyi (ENZIM, Hungary) 
Lajos Kalmár (ENZIM, Hungary)
Robert Konrat (University of Wien, Austria)
David Jones (University College London, United Kingdom)
Rainer Kuemmerle (Bruker BioSpin AG, Switzerland)
Sonia Longhi (AFMB , France)
Remy Loris (Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium)
Jiafei Mao (Giotto Biotech & CERM, Italy)
Roberta Pierattelli (CERM, Italy)
Frederic Rousseau (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
István Simon (ENZIM, Hungary)
Peter Tompa (ENZIM, Hungary)
Vladimir N. Uversky (University of South Florida, USA)
Michele Vendruscolo (University of Cambridge, UK)

A more detailed program will be published as available.

How to Apply

This Intensive Trainin Course designed for the training program of the EC Initial Training Network IDPbyNMR, is open to additional 10 students.
To apply you should send an e-mail to indicating the following:

  • Full name (name, last name)
  • Birth date
  • Nationality
  • Affiliation
  • Current position (PhD/post-doc)
  • Brief abstract of your current research (max 1/2 A4 size page)
  • List of publications
  • Letter of support by your supervisor.

Selected candidates will be informed on September 1st.
Selected applicants will have to cover their travel and living expences.