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Integrative structural biology course 2024

Swedish research infrastructure can tackle many questions at the atomic and molecular level.

For the second time an integrative structural biology course will be held covering the basics of state-of-the-art structural biology techniques and how to combine the information from different sources to address a biological question. The course will take place between Sep 2 and 13, 2024. The course will be given at different locations including Stockholm, Linköping, Lund and Gothenburg.

The two week course is a joint effort between research infrastructures SciLifeLab, MAX IV, ESS (European Spallation Source), ProLinC, PPS (Protein Production Sweden), NSC (National Supercomputer Centre) and additional related platforms. The aim is to give an overview of the structural biology tools available at the research infrastructures in Sweden. The course focus on understanding sample requirements, the nature of structural information that can be obtained and how data from multiple structural biology methods can be combined using e.g. computational chemistry techniques. The course will consist of lectures, key note speakers, modelling practicals and facility visits. In addition, there will be time for networking within the group of students, the teachers and other infrastructure personnel, contributing to an expanded professional network.

Click here to read interviews with some of the students that took the course in 2022.

  • Macromolecular X-ray and neutron crystallography
  • Small angle X-ray and neutron scattering 
  • Cryo-electron microscopy
  • Macromolecular nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Structural mass spectrometry
  • Modelling and Computational methods 
  • Biophysical characterization
  • Protein production

The course will be open to scientists of all age from academia, health care and industry. Level approximately corresponding to PhD student or postdoc depending on experience. Applicants welcome from Sweden, the Nordics, and other countries.