Upcoming Medical Conferences in HeidelbergSearch Criteria : Germany Heidelberg
May 01 - 04, 2019 | Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg
EMBO Workshop: Chromatin and Epigenetics is organized by European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and will be held from May 01 - 04, 2019 at EMBL Advance Training Centre, Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. Conference Overview: Epigenetics refers to heritable change in gene expression that does not involve changes to the underlying DNA sequence. At least three systems including DNA methylation, histone modifications and non-coding RNAs (ncRNA) are considered to play fundamental roles in epigenetic regulation. Research over the last two decades has uncovered the role of epigenetics in a variety of human disorders and fatal diseases. Moreover influence of age, environment, lifestyle, and disease state on epigenetic states is being increasingly appreciated and actively studied. This conference provides an international forum for cutting edge research in chromatin and epigenetics. It provides the "focal hub” for people to present their research and exchange ideas in a European venue. Renowned speakers will cover the latest advances in the field, including chromatin regulation, chromatin dynamics, signalling to chromatin, nuclear architecture and dynamics, developmental epigenetics, epigenomics, epigenetics and human diseases, genome stability, environmental epigenetics, and transgenerational inheritance. Session Topics: • Epigenetic reprogramming • Developmental epigenetics • Different states of chromatin • Histone modifications, RNA and metabolism • Transcriptional and posttranscriptional regulation • Nuclear architecture • Chromatin and its variants in disease Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available
May 02 - 04, 2019 | EUR €450 | Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg
EMBL Course: Techniques for Studying Iron in Health and Disease is organized by European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and will be held from May 02 - 04, 2019 at EMBL Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. Audience: This course is aimed at PhD students and postdocs in all basic and clinical biomedical specialities including biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, immunology and molecular biology. Course Overview: The course is designed to expose the various experimental tools used for: • Tracing iron dynamics in biological systems, from solution to cells to organs, with major emphasis on fluorescence techniques available in most laboratories • Assessing iron status in humans in health and disease and exploring methods to study iron sulphur cluster (ISC) proteins (ISP). The 3 day course is planned for up to 18 students. The mornings will be devoted to lectures and experimental planning and the experiments carried out in the afternoon and analyzed and discussed in the evenings. Modules/Resources: • Monitoring iron speciation and trafficking in body fluids, organs and cells • Dynamics of iron sulphur cluster machinery (from solution to cells) • Analytical parameters for studying iron-associated disorders Learning Outcomes: Participants will understand the unique properties of iron in biological systems and the available analytical tools to both qualitatively and quantitatively monitor and critically assess those properties in both normal and pathological conditions. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
May 05 - 10, 2019 | Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg
EMBL Conference: 8th Congress of the International BioIron Society is organized by European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and will be held from May 05 - 10, 2019 at EMBL Advance Training Centre, Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. Conference Overview: The biannual meeting of the International Bioiron Society brings together basic scientists and clinicians from all around the world interested in fundamental iron biology as well as diseases related to iron overload and iron deficiency. With the increasing awareness about the essential role of iron in common acquired disorders, such as cardiovascular, inflammatory and neurodegenerative disorders as well as cancer, we will feature cutting-edge research related to these diseases. The meeting is a dynamic forum for discussing progress and future directions in this exciting research area. In this congress we will present: • The most recent advances in iron-related basic and clinical research • Outstanding scientists invited to give state-of-the-art keynote and plenary lectures • Oral presentations with novel unpublished data selected from the most innovative submitted contributions • Great opportunities to foster collaboration among iron scientists and clinicians • Excellent training and an exciting environment for junior investigators and trainees to further develop their knowledge of iron metabolism Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
May 09 - Dec 13, 2019 | EUR €800 | Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg
Medical Physics for physicists Module 3 Course is organized by University of Heidelberg and will be held from May 09 - Dec 13, 2019 at Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. The target audience for this medical event is radiotherapy, medical physics. Course Description: The training is aimed at graduates of physical disciplines and working physicists who already work in clinics, research institutions or in the medical technology industry or want to become active in the future. Also addressed are interested parties who are interested in qualifying themselves through application-specific expertise in the field of medical physics. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
May 13 - 17, 2019 | EUR €400 | Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg
Fundamentals of Widefield and Confocal Microscopy and Imaging is organized by European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and will be held from May 13 - 17, 2019 at EMBL Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. Audience: This course is directed towards PhD students and faculty searching for instruction on light microscopy and basic image processing. Course Overview: Light microscopy is the most widely used form of microscopy for life science research. The correct handling of the microscope and optimising image quality (e.g. contrast, resolution) as well as experimental design according to different applications are crucial to obtain the best results. This course will provide the participants with an overview about the basics of microscopy (light and optics, contrast techniques and imaging). The confocal part will include multicolor, 3D and time lapse imaging as well as spectral imaging, photobleaching (FRAP, FLIP, FLAP) and photoactivation techniques. Basic image analysis tools including measurement functions, colocalisation and spectral unmixing as well as 3D/4D image processing will be covered, both in theory and practice. The course will combine lectures with intense daily hands-on practices followed by discussions Modules/Resources: • Basics of optics and microscopy • Contrast methods • Basics of digital imaging • Fluorescence microscopy • Hands-on sessions Learning Outcomes: Participants will get an overview about the basics of microscopy. This course is organised in cooperation with Olympus. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
May 15 - 18, 2019 | EUR €550 | Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg
EMBO | EMBL Symposium: The Identity and Evolution of Cell Types is organized by European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and will be held from May 15 - 18, 2019 at EMBL Advance Training Centre, Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. Symposium Overview: Cell types are the fundamental units of multicellular life, which have diversified during animal evolution. The ongoing revolution in single-cell genomics/transcriptomics technologies and new insights into the molecular mechanisms specifying cell type identity now allow us to explore this process in unprecedented detail. Our new EMBO | EMBL Symposium will bring together scientists in this emerging field. We will jointly discuss fundamental questions such as the origins of cell types in the evolution of multicellularity, their diversification in divergent animal lineages and the molecular evolution of regulatory networks underlying the specification of cell types and tissues. One focus will be on the evolution of neuron type identity, and the cellular origins of the vertebrate cortex. We will also explore new computational approaches to unravel whole-body single-cell gene regulatory networks that underlie cell type diversification. For the first time, our EMBO | EMBL Symposium will provide a forum for the emerging field of cell type and tissue origination in the single-cell genomics era. Session Topics : • From cell types to tissue types • Vertebrate multi-omics • Regulatory mechanisms of neuron type identity • The origins of cell types - evolution of multicellularity • Cell type diversification in animal evolution • Computational approaches to unravel single-cell gene regulatory networks Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
May 19 - 24, 2019 | EUR €400 | Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg
EMBL Course: Advanced Fluorescence Imaging Techniques is organized by European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and will be held from May 19 - 24, 2019 at EMBL Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. Audience: This course is directed towards researchers in the life sciences with access to light microscopy equipment, who have an immediate need to apply the techniques they will learn to solve biological problems at the cellular and molecular level in vivo. Course Overview: This practical course will cover advanced light microscopy techniques and participants will learn how to derive qualitative and quantitative insights on molecular mechanisms in cells and developing organisms. Invited guest researchers together with experts from the EMBL and microscopy professionals will foster an intense information flow with a balance of lectures and practical workshops. The focus of the course will be on the use of fluorescence microscopy to obtain quantitative information about protein dynamics in living samples. Modules/Resources: The topics will include fluorescence microscopy techniques and data analysis such as time-lapse microscopy, confocal microscopy, total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (TIRFM), super resolution microscopy (PALM, STORM) and expansion microscopy. The course will cover quantitative methods such as fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP), photoconversion and photoactivation, and will include state-of-the-art data analysis and image processing techniques. Learning Outcomes: Participants will get an overview about advanced fluorescence imaging techniques. This course is organised in cooperation with Olympus. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
May 28 - 30, 2019 | Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg
EMBL Conference: BioMalPar XV: Biology and Pathology of the Malaria Parasite is organized by European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and will be held from May 28 - 30, 2019 at EMBL Advance Training Centre, Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. Conference Overview: Malaria remains one of the most significant global public health challenges, with more than 300 million clinical cases worldwide each year. The lack of an effective licensed vaccine and the continual emergence of drug-resistant malaria parasites make the search for new control and prevention strategies more important than ever. Malaria research is a highly collaborative field that depends on the contribution of unique resources, technologies and biological advances. Accessible and timely sharing of these advances through the establishment of new collaborations is vital for their translation into public health impact. This conference will address fundamental questions of the biology of the malaria parasite, its vector, the (immune) response of the host and the disease that it causes, and will showcase the latest technological approaches. The use of “big data” and computational approaches to tackle fundamental biological questions will be assessed. This will be the 15th BioMalPar conference at EMBL Heidelberg. The conference series has built on the success of the EU funded Networks of Excellence EviMalaR and BioMalPar and, for more than a decade, has brought together malaria researchers from Europe with their colleagues and collaborators from around the world, to present and share recent ground-breaking findings on fundamental malaria research in an integrated and highly collaborative environment. In keeping with the traditions of BioMalPar and EviMalaR, with emphasis on training and networking, the meeting will focus on allowing speaking opportunities for early stage researchers. Session Topics: • Immunobiology and pathophysiology • Parasite molecular and cell biology • Vector parasite interactions • Computational and systems biology Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available
Jun 02 - 07, 2019 | EUR €500 | Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg
Extracellular Vesicles: From Biology to Biomedical Applications is organized by European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and will be held from Jun 02 - 07, 2019 at EMBL Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. Audience: This course is intended for PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers who are interested in learning how to work with extracellular vesicles and know more about their biomedical applications. Course Overview: A rapidly increasing number of researchers aim to purify and identify extracellular vesicles and many methodologies to isolate and analyse these vesicles are available and have been implemented. This course will cover the basics, possibilities and limitations of different purification and characterisation techniques and will address strategies to understand their role in biomedical applications. Modules/Resources: • Extracellular vesicles (continuous and discontinuous density gradient ultracentrifugation, ultrafiltration techniques, bead-capture and precipitation techniques, size-exclusion chromatography (SEC)) • Extracellular vesicles characterisation (Immunoblot and electron microscopy, fluorescent labeling, quantitative and qualitative analysis by flow cytometry, nanoparticle tracking analysis, in vivo imaging, proteomic and transcriptomic analysis of EV) • Extracellular vesicles composition (lipidomics, proteomics, transcriptomics) • Extracellular vesicles and function (molecular players for extracellular vesicle biogenesis, extracellular vesicle targeting to cells, extracellular vesicles as diagnostics and/or therapeutics in pathophysiology) Learning Outcomes: In this course we intend to make PhD students and post-doctoral researchers familiar with good-practice-guidelines and methods for purification and identification of extracellular vesicles with practical sessions included. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jul 01 - 04, 2019 | EUR €550 | Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg
Shift your DNA and RNA Sequencing Library Preparation into Hyper-Drive is organized by European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and will be held from Jul 01 - 04, 2019 at EMBL Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. Audience: No prior NGS or coding experience is required to participate in this course. This course was developed for biologists who are curious to learn more about NGS and data analysis as the intended audience. Course Overview: The goal of this hands-on course is to teach the fundamentals of RNA and DNA library preparation for next generation sequencing applications. RNA depletion and enrichment strategies for different populations of RNA will be explained and users will learn about the advantages of RNA-Seq compared to other methods such as Sanger sequencing and microarrays. In addition, library preparation for (low input) DNA samples will be performed. Users will also learn about sample QC and library quantification that enable the preparation of high-quality, low-biased DNA libraries. Participants are highly encouraged to bring their own RNA and DNA samples to this hands-on course. The bioinformatics part of the course will cover tools for RNA-seq data analysis using open-source software. Computers for hands-on exercises will be provided along with demo data sets. Modules/Resources: • Major strategies to prepare NGS libraries. • RNA library preparation with improved sequencing coverage and uniformity of GC-rich and low abundant transcripts (rRNA depletion, mRNA capture, no RNA enrichment). • Construction of high-quality DNA libraries from low-input amounts and challenging samples. • Library quantification with KAPA Library Quantification (qPCR) to reliable pool NGS libraries for capture or flow cell amplification. • Tools for RNA-seq data analysis and biological interpretation Learning Outcomes: • DNA and RNA library preparation from a variety of sample types using KAPA Hyper/HyperPlus technology. • How to properly quantify and set up QC for NGS libraries to accurately, reliably, and reproducible guarantee flow cell amplification for Illumina® sequencers. • Best practices, tips and tricks for NGS library preparation, including challenging sample types (e.g. FFPET). • Assess the quality of RNA-seq data and complete basic statistical tests on NGS data Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.