Courses are organized to form an intersectorial training environment and to provide ESRs with a common language for the emerging field of “Protein structural dynamics”.

Training elements:

  • World-class laboratories recognised for pioneering innovative approaches to science.
  • PIs with a strong teaching commitment and experience in Marie-Curie training.
  • Specialised training courses including complementary skills.
  • Training officer who will organize the training events; monitor the progress of the training; coordinate specialist training events and public outreach.
  • Intersectorial training via private sector network partner.
  • Joint experiments at European and International user facilities.
  • Extensive secondments that strengthen the connections across the network.

Upcoming Trainings

September 18-19 2017
Awareness Workshop – Science and Society

Analysis of the role of scientists in society, career development and gender issues.

Lead Institution University of Gothenburg

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September 20-21 2017
Drug discovery workshop

Drug Discovery from a Structure and Biophysics perspective

Lead Institution AstraZeneca (Gothenburg)

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September 22 2017
Proposal writing workshop

Proposal writing is clearly an important skill in academia, but it is equally important for entrepreneurs needing to attract funding for start-up companies. The ESRs will be given training to write a beamtime proposals and the best proposal will be awarded beamtime at FemtoMAX.

Lead Institution Lunds Universitet

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Novel methods in XFEL-based structural biology

Introduction to cross-correlation scattering on biomolecules in solution and ptychographic crystallography of 2D membrane protein crystals.

Lead Institution Paul Scherrer Institute

Conference on Protein Conformational Dynamics

An open international workshop highlighting the scientific breakthroughs of the consortium, which places the work in a broader scientific context. Presentation slots will be reserved for selected ESRs.

Lead Institution University of Gothenburg

Past Trainings

December 05-06 2016
Serial Crystallography at FELs and Synchrotrons

Outlines the new experimental and theoretical challenges associated with diffract-and-destroy approaches to structural biology. Course includes hands-on sessions for data processing of thousands of images collected from nano-crystals at X-ray free electron laser and synchrotrons.

Lead Institution Universität Hamburg

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June 03 2016
Project Management and Transferable Skills

Project Management Skills with particular reference to managing of complex multi national research projects. It will include budget elaboration, team building, conflicts solving, leadership, interaction with the source of funding, etc.

Lead Institution Sapienza Università di Roma

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June 01 2016
Commercialisation of Science

An introduction to intellectual property, patents, trademarks, copyright, and prior art. Identification of product concept, market potential, prototyping, production engineering, costing, business planning, route to market and marketing.

Lead Institution MoLiRom

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May 30-31 2016
Protein Structural Dynamics: Biological Systems and experimental strategies

An introduction to frontier methods for visualising protein structural dynamics (Laue diffraction; intermediate trapping; time-resolved WAXS) and their applications.

Lead Institution Sapienza Università di Roma

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Dec 16-18 2015
Synchrotron & free electron laser generated radiation sources and its applications

Introduction to synchrotron radiation and XFEL sources, their temporal and coherence properties, and experimental applications.

Lead Institution ESRF

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