Institut de Biologie StructuraleGrenoble / France

Meetings and workshops

3rd Annual Users Meeting of iNEXT, 19-21 March 2018, EPN Campus

The 3rd Annual Users Meeting of iNEXT will take place at the Grenoble EPN campus from 19 - 21 March 2018. This meeting, co-organized by IBS, ESRF, and EMBL, is intended to bring together both, iNEXT users to exchange on recent scientific advances made in the field of structural biology.
Scientific presentations by invited keynote speakers and selected abstract presenters will cover a broad range of topics and experimental techniques (X_rays, cryo EM, NMR, …).
Participation to the meeting is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.
More information on the event and on-line registration can be found on the dedicated website.

Les Houches School of Physics: Fluorescence markers for advanced microscopy, March 18 - 23, 2018

A winter training dedicated to Fluorescence Markers for Advanced Microscopy will take place at the Ecole des Houches, France, 18-23 March 2018. This biophysics school aims at training students and young researchers to master fluorescent markers used in advanced fluorescence bioimaging: their diversity, how they actually work and what are their current development.
Applications for registration are open. Deadline is December 15th. Registration
Organising committee : Dominique Bourgeois (Institut de Biologie Structurale, Grenoble), Ulrike Endesfelder (MPI Marburg), Emmanuel Margeat (Centre de Biochimie Structurale, Montpellier), Fabienne Mérola (Laboratoire de Chimie Physique, Orsay)

XXe Journées Francophones de Virologie 2018 - 22-23 March 2018 - Paris

The XXth edition of the JFV organized by the French Society of Virology will take place from 22 to 23 March 2018 at the Institut PASTEUR in Paris. It provides an opportunity for thesis students, post-doctoral students and young researchers to present their research work in the field of fundamental virology (animal or plant) or medical virology. The themes discussed provide a global vision of advances in infectiology.
Rob Ruigrok and Thibault Crepin (IBS/Viral Replication Machines Group) are members of the Organizing Committee.
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HERCULES 2018 - European School - 25 February-30 March, 2018

HERCULES is a European course for PhD students and young researchers using Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation for applications in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Hard & Soft Condensed Matter.

The 1-month school includes lectures (60%), hands-on practicals and tutorials at partner institutes (Elettra and FERMI in Trieste, Italy, ESRF, ILL in Grenoble, Soleil and LLB in Paris-Saclay, PSI in Villigen, Switzerland) and Grenoble Laboratories (CEA, CNRS, EMBL, IBS).

The school includes a common part and two parallel sessions:
- Biomolecular, soft condensed matter structure & dynamics
- Physics and chemistry of condensed matter

F.Gabel (IBS/ELMA) is co-director of the HERCULES school for the biology session and many IBS scientists give lectures and tutorials.

For details, please have a look on the website of the course. Deadline for application 25 October 2017

Workshop: Determination of protein structure by NMR - 23-27 april 2018 - IBS, Grenoble

The biomolecular NMR group of IBS (Grenoble), the Structural Chemistry and Biology Laboratory of ICSN (Gif-sur-Yvette) and the Biological Polymer Structure and Dynamics by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance team of IGBMC (Strasbourg) are organizing an advanced practical training course entitled "Determination of Protein Structure by NMR". This training will take place in Grenoble from 23 to 27 April 2018. It follows the training courses organized by these laboratories every year since 2009.

The objective of this training will be to provide participants with the tools necessary for the structural study of proteins by NMR. This training is primarily aimed at PhD students who will need these techniques during their work but also engineers, post-docs and academic or industrial researchers. We will present modern techniques for assigning resonances of 15N and 13C labeled proteins, acquisition and analysis of NOEs constraints and residual dipolar couplings, as well as modeling tools.

Emphasis will be put on practical aspects of the spectrometer (maximum three participants per spectrometer) on the IBS NMR platform and in front of the workstations. The practical aspects of this training will be complemented by seminars presenting the latest developments in structural attribution and determination, dynamic characterization of proteins, study of high molecular weight proteins and study of intrinsically disordered proteins.

The training will be given in French but with French and English speaking practice groups. This training will be free of charge, participants will be responsible for travel, accommodation and evening meals. Several scholarships covering accommodation will be allocated.

Registration form HERE
Registration deadline: 15th march 2018.

The number of places is limited to 20. To register, please send the form by email, accompanied by a short CV (max 1 page) to If you can benefit from vocational training, please contact us.

Characterisation of macromolecular complexes by integrative structural biology - 12 to 19 May 2018 - EPN Campus

This EMBO Practical Course aims to teach participants how to integrate structural biology approaches to expedite characterization of large macromolecular complexes from the atomic to cellular scale. Lectures and practical sessions will explain the techniques used to produce, purify, reconstitute and characterize multi-subunit protein and protein/nucleic acid complexes for structural analysis.
This Practical Course is co-organized by Marco Marcia (EMBL), Montse Soler López (ESRF), Daniele DeSanctis (ESRF), Estelle Mossou (ILL) & Carlo Petosa (IBS).
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Les Houches - TSRC Workshop on Protein Dynamics - 27 May - 01 June 2018 - Les Houches, France

Registration is open for the Les Houches/TSRC Workshop on Protein Dynamics, to be held in Les Houches, close to Chamonix at the heart of the French Alps, from May 27 to June 1, 2018.

This international workshop is a forum for presenting and discussing results from state-of-the-art experimental approaches (including optical spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, XFELs, electron microscopy, atomic-force microscopy and scattering methods), and theoretical and computational methods for studying protein dynamics.

The Les Houches – TSRC Protein Dynamics Workshop complements the long-standing TSRC Protein Dynamics Workshop, held every other year in the odd calendar years at the Telluride Science Research Center in Telluride, Colorado. In Les Houches, about 30 invited speakers will give oral presentations that comprise a pedagogic introduction to the methodology employed, followed by applications from their own work. Each 30-minute presentation will be followed by 15 minutes of discussion. In addition to the 30 invited speakers, there will be space for 30 student/postdoctoral participants that can present posters. Its relatively small number of participants favors exchange of ideas across disciplines and fostering ofcollaborations.

To know more, please consult the Workshop webpage

James Fraser (UCSF, USA)
Matthias Heyden (Max-Planck Institute, Mühlheim an der Ruhr, Germany)
Paul Schanda ((Institut de Biologie Structurale, Grenoble, France)
Martin Weik (Institut de Biologie Structurale, Grenoble, France)

RéNaFoBIS School, June 01 to 08 2018, Oléron

This school, organized by RéNaFoBIS (Réseau National de Formation en Biologie Structurale Intégrative), aims at providing training for graduate students in the field of Integrative Structural biology.
D. Housset (IBS/IRAPS group) is co-organizer. IBS scientists (Leandro Estrozi, Jean-Luc Ferrer and Dominique Housset) will give lectures and tutorials. To know more (in french only).