Institut de Biologie StructuraleGrenoble / France

Meetings and workshops

Hercules European School - 28 fabruary to 01 April 2022 - Grenoble

This one month course, coordinated by the Université Grenoble Alpes, is designed to provide training for students, postdoctoral and senior scientists from European and non-European universities and laboratories, in the field of Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation for condensed matter studies (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Geosciences, Industrial applications). Neutron and X-ray science is integrated with complementary techniques like (but not only) optical and electron microscopy, NMR, optical and THz spectroscopy. It includes lectures, practicals and tutorials, visits of Large Facilities (ALBA in Barcelona, KIT in Karlsruhe, DESY and European XFEL in Hamburg, Elettra and FERMI in Trieste, ESRF and ILL in Grenoble, SOLEIL in Paris-Saclay, and PSI in Villigen) and a poster session. The language of the course is English.
The course is held in Grenoble at the Polygone Scientifique Louis Néel. This is close to partner institutions where practicals and tutorials will take place (EMBL, ESRF, IBS, ILL, CEA, CNRS).
See the programme of this year for more information.

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

G. SCHIRÒ (IBS/DYNAMOP) is deputy 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.

Winter school on fluorescent markers at the Ecole de Physique des Houches - April 10-15, 2022

This biophysics school aims at training students, engineers and researchers about fluorescent labels used in advanced fluorescence microscopy.
16 internationally recognized scientists will teach state-of-the-art knowledge about fluorescent proteins and organic dyes.
The school will take place in a friendly atmosphere in the beautiful site of les Houches, near Chamonix.
Subscription deadline : 31st of October
The organising committee : Dominique Bourgeois (Institut de Biologie Structurale, Grenoble, France), Ulrike Endesfelder (Bonn University, Germany), Emmanuel Margeat (Centre de Biologie Structurale, Montpellier, France)
For further information, please consult the dedicated website :

EMBO Practical Course : Characterization of macromolecular complexes by integrative structural biology - 28 May–4 June 2022 - 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.
Organizers are PSB researchers (Marco Marcia EMBL, Angelika Wladyslawa Thomasson EMBL, Carlo Petosa IBS, Daniele De Sanctis ESRF, Montserrat Soler Lopez ESRF, Trevor Forsyth ILL) and several PSB scientists are involved as speakers.
Register by : 31 January 2022
For further information, please consult the dedicated website :

Symposium ’30 years dedicated to the structural biology of metalloproteins’ - July 22, 2022 - IBS

2022 will be marked by the retirement of our estimated colleague Juan C. Fontecilla-Camps, who dedicated over thirty years to the understanding of the structure-function relationships of metalloproteins. Hence, taking the opportunity of the venue of the 16th EUROBIC meeting in Grenoble in July 2022, we wished to organize a satellite symposium in the honor of Juan C. Fontecilla-Camps’ career, in order to review the contribution of structural biology to our understanding of the mechanism of several key metalloproteins.
This symposium will take place on Friday July 22nd, 2022 just after the EUROBIC16 meeting, at the Institut de Biologie Structurale in Grenoble. Participation in this symposium is free. For logistical reasons and room capacity, registration is required. To know more