Information

Typical attendees are the first and second year PhD students from biomedical programmes. The main aim of the two-week lecture course is to inform the participants about the recent progress in the fields of molecular biology, genetics and biomedicine together with selected new biotechnology approaches. (http://pdsb.avcr.cz).
POKROKY V MOLEKULÁRNÍ BIOLOGII A GENETICE - vizuál ročníku
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TIME AND PLACE

The course takes place from November 4th to November 15th, 2019. It will be held in the Milan Hašek Lecture Hall of the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IMG), Vídeňská 1083, Praha 4 Krč (Krč-campus of the biological institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences).


PROGRAM OF THE COURSE

All lectures will be held in English by outstanding Czech and foreign scientists.
The course is composed of ~ 40 lectures organized into the following thematic blocks:

Genomics: human genome-structure and evolution, nuclear microstructure and function, chromatin structure-enhancers, sterility of mouse hybrids and PRDM9 histone methyltransferase, CRISPR-based mutation screen, retroviruses and mobile elements, analysis of complex plant genomes;
Epigenetics: vs. genetics in leukemogenesis;
RNA: RNA polymerase function, alternative splicing regulation, RNA metabolism, RNA modification and degradation;
Proteins: eukaryotic protein synthesis, protein structure determination by X-ray crystallography, proteomics and proteomes, protein degradation and ubiquitin ligases, prions;
Cell biology and signaling: microtubules and signal transduction, membrane microdomains, cellular iron-oxygen radicals-DNA damage-antioxidation defense, signaling pathways mapping by small molecules, intramembrane proteolytic systems, DNA damage response and cellular checkpoints, DNA repair, cellular organelles specific to eukaryotic pathogenes, eukaryotic flagella and cilia;
Development: oocyte-to-embryo transition, ectoderm-endodermal interactions in the developing vertebrate head, Drosophila as a model system to study developmental processes, reprogramming;
Biomedicine: tumor immunology and immunotherapy, adaptive immunity, genetics of unsolved rare diseases, genetics of autism and intellectual disability, molecular and genetic bases of the bacterial virulence.
Workshops: English in academic writing. Career paths in science-research and alternatives. Decision points: postdoc selection and postdoc interview. Scientific misconduct.
Discussion panel: PhD talks by selected PhD students.
At the end of the course participants receive the credit and the presentations will be available for download from a password-protected course website.

ACCOMMODATION AND CATERING

Accommodation can be arranged individually in colleges of the Charles University. As soon as possible, please, send an e-mail to the Central reservation office: reservace@kam.cuni.cz and mention that you participate in the course.

Catering during the course includes coffee breaks. Lunch meals can be purchased in canteens in the Krč campus.

TRAVEL DETAILS

Bus line 138 takes you from the Kačerov underground line C station directly to the front gate („Ústavy Akademie věd“ stop) of the campus. Bus line 193 takes you from the Budějovická underground line C station to the stop „Zelené domky“ from where you have to walk back for about 200 meters to the front gate of the campus.

APPLICATION AND MORE INFORMATION

Download the Invitation (PDF)

Registration is open!