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FEBS Advanced Lecture Course

Spetses Summer School on
Nuclear Receptor Signaling in
Physiology and Disease

Spetses Hotel, Island of Spetses, Greece
August 25 - 30, 2013




The summer school is funded by FEBS (www.febs.org)

The summer school will take place at Spetses Hotel, Island of Spetses, Greece (www.spetses-hotel.gr) that is offering idyllic surroundings and a relaxed atmosphere encouraging interactions between lecturers and students in the summer school.

The objective of the summer school is to provide young scientists an integrated view on recent advances in understanding, analyzing and targeting diverse nuclear receptor signaling pathways during development, physiology and disease.

The summer school will include the following main scientific topics:
Regulatory principles, structure-function relationship; ligands, endocrine disrupters and drug development; high-throughput NR Omics; steroid receptors and reproductive cancer; neurodegenerative diseases; metaflammation; integration of metabolism and inflammation; animal models of human disease; coregulators, PTMs and epigenomics.

The summer school consists of lectures, workshops, tutorial group discussions, student poster sessions and student short talks. Workshops will focus on specific scientific topics that will be intensively discussed. Informal tutorial group discussions during lunches and a dinner will focus on lecture topics and career planning. All participants will present a poster. The posters will be discussed in groups of students and lecturers. Short talks by students will be selected based on submitted abstracts.

Lecturers include: Jason Carroll, Cambridge, UK, Karin Dahlman-Wright, Huddinge, Sweden, Barbara Demeneix, Paris, France, Béatrice Desvergne, Lausanne, Switzerland, Jan-Åke Gustafsson, Houston, USA, Michael Heneka, Bonn Germany, Stephan Herzig, Heidelberg, Germany, Karen E. Knudsen, Philadelphia, USA, Adriana Maggi, Milan, Italy, Susanne Mandrup, Odense, Denmark, Jorma J. Palvimo, Kuopio, Finland, John W.R. Schwabe, Leicester, UK, Iannis Talianidis, Athens, Greece, Eckardt Treuter, Huddinge, Sweden, Myles Brown, Boston, USA (IUBMB Speaker).

The intended learning outcome is an in depth understanding of the recent advances in the nuclear receptor field, improved presentation and communication skills, and insight into the necessity of interdisciplinary approaches to push future progress of nuclear receptor research towards understanding and treatment of human diseases.

The summer school is intended for PhD students and post docs. Sixty places are available.

The course fee for the summer school is 380 Euro. Accommodation in Spetses Hotel in double rooms August 25-30 (5 nights), breakfasts, lunches, coffee breaks, welcome reception and farewell dinner are included in the fee. Payment details will be supplied to accepted participants later.

A poster is available here

The final program is available here

Here you find the travel information


DEADLINE for application and YTF grants - EXPIRED

FEBS Youth Travel Fund (YTF) grants for Europe will be available for PhD students and post docs within five years of obtaining a PhD. The YTF grant covers course fee and travel costs. Eight (8) grants are available. To be eligible for applying for an YTF you should be:

Awards will only be made to support travel within the FEBS area from the applicant’s current country of residence to a different country; the applicant cannot be a resident of the country hosting the event.

The amount of the award shall be related to the distance from the applicant's place of work to the venue of the Workshop.


The YTF grant application form is available here

Link to the FEBS YTF page, with full and up-to-date eligibility criteria (http://www.febs.org/index.php?id=106)

The application form for the summer school is available here


Organisers: Eckardt Treuter, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge/Stockholm, Sweden ki.se/bionut and Barbara Demeneix, CNRS, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, France www.mnhn.fr/rddm/umr5166/index.html?Var_Lng=en

Contact person: Lena Magnell, Karolinska Institutet, e-mail: Lena.Magnell@ki.se

Journals by FEBS:
FEBS Journal FEBS Letters Molecular Oncology FEBS Open Biology