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First 2018 Call for GENiE Short Term Scientific Missions

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3" css=".vc_custom_1447249030767{padding-right: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text]GENiE STSMs[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Application deadline: 07/01/2018[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="290" img_size="medium" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1447249051917{padding-left: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text] First 2018 Call for GENiE Short Term Scientific Missions Application Deadline: 07/01/2018 This is the latest call for applications for GENiE Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs). These are short scientific exchanges (minimum 5 days) that should contribute to the scientific objectives of GENiE and implicate at least one GENiE lab where a lab member goes for a short stay in another lab. The STSM grant will cover actual costs up to 2000€. The applicant must be the visiting young scientist (not the receiving lab). Priority will be given to applications from ECI (early career investigators, ie within 8 years after the PhD) The visit must be finished in early April 2018 to allow time to approuve the final report and process the payment Note that COST has allocated extra money for members of ITC countries ; eligible applications involve either the visiting fellow or the receiving lab being from an ITC country (COST ITC countries :  Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey). Please make sure to notify us if you are eligible for this dedicated budget money. Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) are exchange visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration between researchers. A STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of GENiE (http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/bmbs/BM1408), whilst at the same time allowing those partaking in the missions to learn new techniques, gain access to specific data, instruments, or methods that are not available in their own institutions. STSM Criteria and Eligibility One of the participant labs must be a member of GENiE with preference given to missions between two GENiE member labs. The proposed project should have a sound scientific justification and result in outputs that will advance the objectives of GENiE. Priority will be given to: Early Career Investigators (awarded PhD no more than 8 years before the application deadline). Applicants who have not previously benefited from COST funding through GENiE unless the proposed mission will advance a collaboration initiated through a previous GENiE activity. The duration of the mission must be at least 5 days, with a maximum of 90 days. In addition to the standard STSM, ECIs are also eligible for an extended visit with a duration between 91 and 180 days. It is COST policy to promote gender balance, enable early career investigators, and broaden geographical representation so women, ECIs, and researchers from Inclusiveness Target Countries* are particularly encouraged to apply. What’s Covered An STSM grant is a fixed financial contribution and does not necessarily cover all expenses related to performing a given mission. The Grant is a contribution to the overall travel, accommodation and meal expenses of the Grantee. For standard STSMs (5 to 90 day durations) the grant will cover eligible travel expenses and up to €160/day for accommodation and meals. The total combined amount of the grant will not exceed €2500. For extended STSMs (91 to 180 day durations; ECIs only) the grant will cover €160/day for accommodation, meals, and eligible travel expenses. The total combined amount of the grant will not exceed €3500. Application Procedure Applicants must apply using the COST online system at https://e-services.cost.eu/stsm. Applications are now completed entirely on the e- COST website. Detailed instructions are available in the STSM Guidebook which can be downloaded here: http://www.cost.eu/module/download/60300 Following the STSM, successful applicants will also need to submit a Scientific Report (maximum 1 page) detailing the activities carried out during the STSM and a letter from a senior scientist at the Host Institution officially approving the report. Applications will be considered by the GENiE STSM and Action Activities Committee (SAAC) and successful applicants will be notified by e-mail (please check your spam folders if you do not hear within a week of the application deadline). For more information, please see the COST Vademecum at: http://www.cost.eu/Vademecum/   *Inclusiveness Target Countries include: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

C. elegans summer school

Announcing the 2017 summerschool on C. elegans COST BM1408 is organizing a summer school at the CRG Sept. 10-16th, 2017. For details, visit this link: http://www.crg.eu/en/event/coursescrg-celegans-crispr-rnai-and-genetics   ...

The 2017 GENiE Workshop C. elegans Consensus Metabolic Reconstruction

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3" css=".vc_custom_1447249030767{padding-right: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text]GENiE workshop[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] April 19 - 20, 2017 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Babraham Institute, Cambridge[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Organizers: Olivia Casanueva, Janna Hastings, Christoph Kaleta, Michael Witting [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1447249051917{padding-left: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text] Topic Five attributes define life: motility, growth, excitability, reproduction and metabolism, whereby metabolism is the most obligatory since it supplies energy and substances needed for all the others. Although studied for centuries, our picture of metabolism is still incomplete. A premier model organism for the study of metabolism is the small roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans, which enables to study the relation between nutrition, gene expression, metabolism and phenotypic traits. Recently the first two metabolic reconstruction of C. elegans were published. These reconstructions serve as first blueprints of C. elegans metabolism and lay the foundation for further research in this direction. The first reconstruction, iCEL1273, 1985 metabolic reactions and 887 compounds, while ElegCyc contains 1914 reactions and 1640 compounds. So far it is not clear to which extend the two reconstructions overlap. Parallel to this two published version different other groups have been working on their own reconstructions. Schedule During the first day we will have several scientific sessions in which several participants can present their current work on C. elegans metabolism, metabolic reconstruction or metabolomics. Talks will be 15-20 minutes plus 10 minutes of Q&ersand;A. The evening session will include a key note speaker (Christ Steinbeck, TBC) and a discussion round on future collaborative efforts. The second day will include practical work on flux balance analysis, metabolic reconstruction and other hands on activities. For details of the program, and the complete schedule, please visit the workshop website. Organizers Olivia Casanueva Group Leader Babraham Institute Epigenetics ISPG Olivia.Casanueva@babraham.ac.uk Janna Hastings Babraham Institute Epigenetics ISPG Janna.Hastings@babraham.ac.uk Christoph Kaleta Research Group Medical Systems Biology Institute for Experimental Medicine Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel (UKSH Campus) c.kaleta@iem.uni-kiel.de Michael Witting Research Team Leader “C. elegans Metabolomics & Lipidomics” Research Unit Analytical BioGeoChemistry Helmholtz Zentrum München michael.witting@helmholtz-muenchen.de This workshop is supported by COST action BM1408. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

Proteostasis in aging and disease

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3" css=".vc_custom_1447249030767{padding-right: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text]GENiE workshop[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Nov. 7 - 11, 2017 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences, Split, Croatia[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Organizer: Anita Krisko [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="1430" img_size="medium" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1447249051917{padding-left: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text] Description Protein quality control mechanisms are required for normal cellular functioning. Protein homeostasis (proteostasis) encompasses the equilibrium between synthesis, conformational maintenance, and degradation of damaged proteins. While protein synthesis has a critical role in making the proteome and promoting cell growth, failure to eliminate misfolded proteins can lead to inactivation of functional proteins as well as cell degeneration, as seen in numerous diseases and aging. A network of molecular chaperones, protein degradation machineries, and stress-response pathways, whose coordinated action senses and counteracts protein misfolding, maintains cellular proteostasis. Each of these aspects will be considered in the framework of this meeting.   The main goal of this meeting is to unite expertise from different aspects of proteostasis research and to discuss recent developments in the field. The sessions will cover: protein quality control, regulation of proteostasis, communication of proteostasis with other cellular pathways, and proteostasis in aging and age-related diseases. This workshop is supported by COST action BM1408 Registration details http://genie.medils.hr/  Preliminary Programme Day 1 From 14:00 - Arrival and check-in 15:00-17:30 - Registration 18:00-20:00 - Welcome reception & Dinner 20:00-21:00 – Talk #1   Day 2 Session 1: Protein Quality Control 09:00-10:40 – Talks by participants 10:40-11:10 - Coffee break 11:10-12:50 – Talks by participants 12:50-14:00 - Lunch   Session 2: Proteostasis regulation 15:45-17:55 – Talks by participants 17:55-18:15 - Coffee Break 18:15-19:25 – Talks by participants 19:30-21:00 - Dinner 21:00-23:00 - Poster Session 1   Day 3 Session 3: Communication of proteostasis 09:00-10:40 – Talks by participants 1 10:40-11:10 - Coffee break 11:10-12:50 – Talks by participants 12:50-14:00 - Lunch Session 4: Proteostasis in aging and disease 15:45-17:55 – Talks by participants 19:00         - Dinner DEPARTURE[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

Extending the consensus representation of C. elegans metabolism

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3" css=".vc_custom_1447249030767{padding-right: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text]GENiE workshop[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Nov. 9 - 10, 2017 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Helmholtz Zentrum München [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Organizer: Michael Witting [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="1430" img_size="medium" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1447249051917{padding-left: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text] Topic C. elegans has recently been advanced as a premier model organism for the study of metabolism, with the publication of two whole-genome metabolic models. Using those models together with transcriptomics, metabolomics and proteomics data allows the relationship between gene expression, nutrition, metabolism, and phenotype to be explored in-depth in data-driven systems-level in silico simulations. In a GENiE workshop held April 19-20 2017 at the Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK, the relationships between the two existing metabolic models have been explored with the objective of generating a consensus model that builds on the strengths of each separate model. This consensus model will be directly usable by a wide range of C. elegans researchers. However, the two published models are still incomplete, and certain important pathways and areas of metabolism are currently under-annotated, e.g. lipid metabolism and many metabolites that are specific to nematodes. During the April 2017 workshop, specific such areas of incompleteness have been discussed together with the community in order to prioritize “key” missing annotation pathways of importance for current GENiE community objectives in C. elegans metabolic research. A number of such pathways will be selected for this follow-up “annotation jamboree” workshop. One of the strengths of our first workshop and that we intend to also bring to the second workshop, was that it brings together GENIE members with the larger C. elegans community as well as with a wider community of computer scientists with expertise in Metabolic Reconstruction and with experts in Metabolomics from a wide variety of fields. Therefore our workshops will bring a wide range of new skills and knowledge to the worm community. Registration To register for this meeting, please follow this link: https://www.helmholtz-muenchen.de/genie-workshop-2017/index.html   Goals The aim of the second workshop is to fill such gaps and annotate missing pathways. It will thus constitute a natural follow-on from the success of the first workshop. Scientists using metabolomics to study C. elegans metabolism will be asked to participate in this workshop to add their knowledge on newly identified molecules. This workshop will be more hands-on and practical compared to the first one. We will only have a few tutorials and a keynote talk on important aspects of metabolic pathway curation and/or C. elegans metabolism. Different pathways and gaps will be annotated in group work. Specific overall goals of the workshop are: Gap filling of metabolic pathways Curation of new pathways, especially secondary metabolism and lipid metabolism Annotation of new enzymes Planning of validation experiments Bring new cutting edge methods and technology to Worm Recon 2. Expose C. elegans researchers to gold standards in metabolomics and Flux balance analysis practices. Align European standards with WormBase and the wider Metabolic reconstruction community. Gear towards a publication of a merged open source model, available to the C. elegans community at large. This workshop is supported by COST action BM1408 Please contact Michael Witting for all inquiries.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

First 2017 Call for GENiE Short Term Scientific Missions

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3" css=".vc_custom_1447249030767{padding-right: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text]GENiE STSMs[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Application deadline: 30/10/2017[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="290" img_size="medium" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1447249051917{padding-left: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text] First 2017 Call for GENiE Short Term Scientific Missions Application Deadline: 30/10/2017 Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) are exchange visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration between researchers. A STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of GENiE (http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/bmbs/BM1408), whilst at the same time allowing those partaking in the missions to learn new techniques, gain access to specific data, instruments, or methods that are not available in their own institutions. STSM Criteria and Eligibility One of the participant labs must be a member of GENiE with preference given to missions between two GENiE member labs. The proposed project should have a sound scientific justification and result in outputs that will advance the objectives of GENiE. Priority will be given to: Early Career Investigators (awarded PhD no more than 8 years before the application deadline). Applicants who have not previously benefited from COST funding through GENiE unless the proposed mission will advance a collaboration initiated through a previous GENiE activity. The duration of the mission must be at least 5 days, with a maximum of 90 days. In addition to the standard STSM, ECIs are also eligible for an extended visit with a duration between 91 and 180 days. It is COST policy to promote gender balance, enable early career investigators, and broaden geographical representation so women, ECIs, and researchers from Inclusiveness Target Countries* are particularly encouraged to apply. What’s Covered An STSM grant is a fixed financial contribution and does not necessarily cover all expenses related to performing a given mission. The Grant is a contribution to the overall travel, accommodation and meal expenses of the Grantee. For standard STSMs (5 to 90 day durations) the grant will cover eligible travel expenses and up to €160/day for accommodation and meals. The total combined amount of the grant will not exceed €2500. For extended STSMs (91 to 180 day durations; ECIs only) the grant will cover €160/day for accommodation, meals, and eligible travel expenses. The total combined amount of the grant will not exceed €3500. Application Procedure Applicants must apply using the COST online system at https://e-services.cost.eu/stsm. Applications are now completed entirely on the e- COST website. Detailed instructions are available in the STSM Guidebook which can be downloaded here: http://www.cost.eu/module/download/60300 Following the STSM, successful applicants will also need to submit a Scientific Report (maximum 1 page) detailing the activities carried out during the STSM and a letter from a senior scientist at the Host Institution officially approving the report. Applications will be considered by the GENiE STSM and Action Activities Committee (SAAC) and successful applicants will be notified by e-mail (please check your spam folders if you do not hear within a week of the application deadline). For more information, please see the COST Vademecum at: http://www.cost.eu/Vademecum/   *Inclusiveness Target Countries include: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

The 2017 GENiE High Content Screening Workshop

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3" css=".vc_custom_1447249030767{padding-right: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text]GENiE workshop[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Feb 9 - 10, 2017 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Porto, Portugal[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Organizers: André Maia (local organizer), Andre Brown, Marta Artal Sanz [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="1176" img_size="medium" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1447249051917{padding-left: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text] Dear GENiE members and Worm researchers, We would like to invite you to participate in the 2017 GENiE High Content Screening Workshop. This workshop intends to give you a full overview of high content screening and how you can apply this cutting-edge technology to your C. elegans research. The workshop combines lectures from outstanding researchers and practical sessions. Topics include high content imaging, high throughput screening, multidimensional phenotyping, worm tracking, Cell Profiler (Worm Toolbox). Participants will have the opportunity to give short-talks about there ongoing or future screens and receive feed-back from the faculty. The workshop will take place in Porto, Portugal. From Thursday, February 9th to Friday, February 10th, 2017. For details and registration, please visit the workshop website. This workshop is supported by COST action BM1408. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

CRG Summerschool

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3" css=".vc_custom_1447249030767{padding-right: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text]GENiE workshop[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Sept. 10 - 16, 2017 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]CRG Spain[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Organizers: Ben Lehner and Julian Ceron [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="1461" img_size="medium" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1447249051917{padding-left: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text]COST BM1408  is organizing a summer school on C. elegans at the CRG, Spain. Description C. elegans, one of the most attractive and popular genetic model organism, is used to address questions and advance our understanding of several complex biological processes. The course will provide a general practical introduction to using C. elegans in research. It will cover the pros and cons of using C. elegans compared to other model organisms. The course participants will have hands on experience with popular techniques such as RNAi, genetic crosses, transgenic and GFP reporter strains. Thus, during the course the participants will not only be familiarized with using C. elegans as model organism but also be able to interact and network with experts in the field. The practical part of this course is complemented by lectures given by several internationally renowned C. elegans researchers. The experiments will include the studies of the life cycle and early development of wild type worms and the phenotypic analysis of mutants. Three slots are reserved for GENiE members. For more details, visit the following website: http://www.crg.eu/en/event/coursescrg-celegans-crispr-rnai-and-genetics This workshop is supported by COST action BM1408[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

The 2017 GENiE meeting

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3" css=".vc_custom_1447249030767{padding-right: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text]GENiE meeting[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Sept 21 – 23, 2017 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Czech Republic [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Organizer: Christian Lanctôt [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="1162" img_size="medium" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1447249051917{padding-left: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text]Dear Worm Friends and Colleagues,   You are cordially invited to attend the 2017 GENiE PI Meeting. GENiE is a network of young European C. elegans researchers.   The meeting will take place in the Czech Republic (in Prague or in the surrounding countryside, the exact location will be decided soon) from Thursday, September 21st through Saturday, September 23rd, 2017.   For details, please visit the meeting website.   Please mark your calendar!   This meeting is supported by COST action BM1408.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

The 2016 European Worm Meeting

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3" css=".vc_custom_1447249030767{padding-right: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text] European Worm Meeting [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] June 1 – 3, 2016 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Max Delbrück Center (MDC), Berlin [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Organizers: Janine Kirstein & Baris Tursun [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="735" img_size="medium" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1447249051917{padding-left: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text]Dear Worm Friends and Colleagues, We cordially invite you to the 2016 European Worm Meeting (EWM) taking place June 1 – 3 in Berlin (Germany) at the Max Delbrück Center (MDC). Worldwide all scientists are welcome to attend the 2016 EWM in Berlin!   This meeting is supported by COST action BM1408.   A key feature of the 2016 EWM is to avoid parallel sessions such that participants working on different research topics are exposed to the work of other worm groups. This concept was overwhelmingly appreciated by almost all participants of our 2014 worm meeting in Berlin and therefore has been maintained for the 2016 EWM.   We are looking forward to a diverse scientific meeting with many opportunities for networking with international worm researchers.   Please note, that we have limited the number of participants to 500 such that registration might be closed before the initial deadline. Registration will be based on ‘first-come, first-serve’ basis. The Keynote will be given by: Susan Gasser (FMI Basel, CH)   Invited Speakers: Nektarios Tavernarakis (University of Crete, GR) Ralf Sommer (MPI Tübingen, DE) Jean-Louis Bessereau (Lyon Univ., FR)   Scientific Committee: Peter Askjaer (Andalusian Centre for Developmental Biology, ES) Ehud Cohen (Hebrew University Jerusalem, IL) Maria Doitsidou (University of Edinburgh, UK) Nate Goehring (Francis Crick Institute, UK) Alexander Gottschalk (Frankfurt University, DE) Sophie Jarriault (IGBMC Strasbourg, FR) Peter Meister (University of Bern, CH) Patricija van Oosten-Hawle (University of Leeds, UK) Benjamin Podbilewicz (Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, IL) Richard Poole (University College London, UK) Christian Riedel (Karolinska Institutet ICMC, SE) Ana Joao Rodrigues (Life and Health Sciences Research Institute ICVS, PT)   We will have 49 talks selected based on the submitted abstracts for oral presentation. Poster abstract submissions are welcome since we will have time for two poster sessions.   Looking forward to welcoming you in Berlin!   Best wishes, Janine Kirstein Baris Tursun[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

Impact of microbes on C. elegans life traits

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3" css=".vc_custom_1447249030767{padding-right: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text] Impact of microbes on C. elegans life traits [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] February 25 – 26, 2016 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] University College London [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Organizer: Filipe Cabreiro [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1447249051917{padding-left: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text] Scientific Programme "Impact of microbes on C. elegans life traits" Host-microbe interactions modulate worm metabolism, developmental processes and ageing. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together group leaders working on several aspects of the microbe/worm relationship for a two days informal think tank. We propose a workshop to focus on 1) Dissecting the role of the microbe as food, pathogen and commensal in regulating diverse worm life traits. 2) Developing technical approaches (including high-throughput) to understand hostmicrobe interactions in the context of diet and drugs. Preliminary Schedule Talks will be 20 min + 10 min Q&A. Thursday 25th February 12:00 - 13:30 – arrival, registration and lunch 13:30 - 16:00 – Session 1 3 talks and 1 selected abstract from students/post-docs General discussion 16:00 – 16:30 - Coffee Break and poster session 16:30 – 18:30 – Session 2 3 talks General discussion 18:45 – 19:45 Keynote Speaker (to be announced – potentially Jonathan Hodgkin) 20:00 – Departure to restaurant Friday 26th of February 8:30 – 11:00 – Session 3 3 talks and 1 selected abstract from students/post-docs General discussion 11:00 – 11:30 - Coffee Break and poster session 11:30 – 13:00 Session 4 2 talks and 1 selected abstract from students/post-docs General discussion 13.00 – Lunch 14.00-14.30 – Summary session and informal discussion 15.00 – Departure for group activity or departure to home return. Practical Information Travel: London is served by 4 airports (City airport, Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick). While Gatwick and Stansted operate low cost airlines they are further away and will require an additional 1-hour train travel to the city center. Accomodation: Hotels are at walking distance to UCL. Participants will be accommodated at either: http://www.crescenthoteloflondon.com/ http://www.radissonblu-edwardian.com/ Extra activity: to be communicated. Interested participants will have to pay for it. Costs and registration Up to 15 Genie members can be invited. Should there be more demand for this workshop, we will open additional spots up to a maximum of 30 participants. These additional 15 spots will not be eligible for COST reimbursement. Rules for reimbursements. For a complete overview of the COST rules, please refer to the H2020 COST vademecum available on the COST website. This workshop is opened to 15 reimbursed GENIE participants, selected on a first-come first served basis. up to 2 meals covered (flat rates 20€/ meal) accommodation: up to 2 nights (flat rate 90€/night) Participation to travel (real costs and up to 275€). Attention: taxi not eligible This workshop is supported by COST action BM1408[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

GENiE MEETINGS

Current Meetings and Workshops The 2017 GENiE meeting Extending the consensus representation of C. elegans metabolism Proteostasis in aging and disease Summerschool at the CRG, Spain Past Meetings The 2017 GENiE High Content Screening Workshop The 2017 GENiE Workshop C. elegans Consensus Metabolic Reconstructions The 2016 European Worm Meeting The 2016 GENiE Genome Engineering Workshop The 2016 GENiE Protein-DNA Interaction Workshop Impact of microbes on C. elegans life traits The 2015 GENiE meeting The 2015 GENiE workshop "Interdisciplinary approaches in C. elegans biology" The 2014 GENiE meeting    ...

The 2016 GENiE Protein-DNA Interaction Workshop

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3" css=".vc_custom_1447249030767{padding-right: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text] Protein-DNA interaction workshop [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] March 31 – April 1, 2016 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Pablo de Olavide University, Carmona [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Organizers: Peter Meister (Bern University) and Peter Askjaer (CABD Seville) [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1447249051917{padding-left: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text] Scientific Programme Direct associations between chromatin and proteins are at the core of control of gene expression. This workshop is focused on methods developed to study such interactions including ChIP-seq, DamID and high-resolution imaging techniques. Based on lectures by invited experts and presentations by workshop organisers and participants we will discuss experimental design and data analysis optimized to your specific biological question. Invited specialists Sevinç Ercan (NYU), Jop Kind (Hubrecht Institute) & Christian Lanctôt (Charles University in Prague) Preliminary Schedule Thursday March 31 9:00-12:00 Design of DamID experiments 12:00-13:15 Talks from participants 13:30-15:00 Lunch break 15:00-15:45 Bioinformatics analysis of DamID results 15:45-17:45 Design and analysis of ChIPseq experiments 17:45-18:45 Talks from participants Friday April 1 9:00-10:00 Talks from participants 10:00-12:00 Design of imaging experiments 12:00-13:15 Talks from participants 13:30-15:00 Lunch and Workshop closure Venue The workshop will be held at the Pablo de Olavide University facilities in Carmona, a charming town ~30 km east of Seville. Transport to/from the Airport of Seville will be arranged. Costs and Registration Up to 20 sponsored participants will receive COST reimbursement . Registration details Registration deadline Jan 31. Please register here: http://www.kas.unibe.ch/damid/   This meeting is supported by COST action BM1408[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

The 2016 GENiE Genome Engineering Workshop

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3" css=".vc_custom_1447249030767{padding-right: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text] Genome Engineering Workshop [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] March 16 – 18, 2016 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Utrecht University [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Organizers: Mike Boxem (Utrecht University) and Mihail Sarov (MPI/CBG Dresden) [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="735" img_size="medium" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1447249051917{padding-left: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text] Registration deadline Jan. 21st!! Scientific Programme The goal of the workshop is to teach you how to design and execute genome engineering using CRISPR/Cas9. The focus will be on hands on training. We will provide a series of theoretical lectures, followed by hands on practice exercises and design of your own targets. You should therefore bring a laptop computer, and have a genome engineering target in mind. Topics that will be discussed include: Design of efficient sgRNAs Engineering of point mutations using single strand oligonucleotide repair templates Insertions of larger DNA fragments using plasmid-based repair templates Cloning of sgRNAs and repair templates Various co-CRISPR strategies Preliminary Schedule Wed March 16 2 pm - 5 pm Arrival and introductory lectures   Thu March 17 9:00 - 12:00 Lectures and practice exercises. 13:30 - 16:00 Design of your own engineering target   Fri March 18 9:00 - 12:00 Feedback, follow up on design problems, wrapup. 12:00 Lunch followed by departure   The schedule is not final and we will try to include actual practical demonstrations of injection procedures and techniques. Venue The workshop will be held at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Utrecht is reached easily by a 30 min train ride from Schiphol International Airport. You will stay at the Malie Hotel, which is near the city center and a short 10 min bus ride from the University Campus. Registration There is a limit of 32 participants. To register, E-mail your COST username and contact info to m.boxem@uu.nl. If you do not have a COST username yet, create an account here. This meeting is supported by COST action BM1408[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

Interdisplinary approaches in C. elegans biology

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3" css=".vc_custom_1447249030767{padding-right: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text] Interdisplinary approaches in C. elegans biology [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] November 12 – 13, 2015 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] University of Rennes [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Organizer: Grégoire Michaux [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1447249051917{padding-left: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text] Scientific Programme This workshop on Interdisplinary approaches to study C. elegans biology will include short talks and plenty of discussion, and will focus on the early C. elegans embryo. Four sessions of different lengths will accommodate different topics (biophysics, imaging, polarity) and thematics: modeling, biophysics, high throughput, chemistry (nanoparticles), and imaging. Programme include: Keynote speaker : Sylvie Tournier, Toulouse who will present her work about yeast cell division. Most presentations were focussed on the C. elegans embryo first division, exploring polarity modelisation, spindle biophysics, cortex organisation, actin dynamics, and evolution; Discussion sessions on discussions on embryo morphogenesis, gene networks and imaging during embryogenesis; A poster session to foster more discussions; A demonstration of a new super resolution system by a sponsor (BioAxial). Output(s) New tools, techniques and analysis procedures for biophysical/biochemical modelling of nematode - - creation of opportunities for young C. elegans lab heads to meet and be aware of the expertise present in the ERA - Establishment of new collaborations or joint grant applications Organizer Grégoire Michaux Scientific Committee Nate Goehring, Grégoire Michaux, Anne Pacquelet, Jacques Pécréaux Selection of workshop participants and funding eligibility Participants: total number of participants fixed by the local organiser • if the number of attendees is limiting, priority is given to GENiE labs, and GENiE labs who have not attended another activity (workshop, training school, STSM, Action meeting). A balanced gender ratio and participation from less research-intensive countries will be sought. • a balance in the GENiE countries represented to be sought • a gender balance to be sought • open to scientists external to the network upon a registration fee (no COST funding available then) • if the number of attendee is limiting, external people to the network can only attend if spots are available, after accommodating network people, and in the limit of 20%. Funding: total funded spots at this 2 days workshop (typically day 1 at 2pm to day 3 at noon) : max 15 participants; flat rates for up to 2 meals (20€), accommodation (90€/nights, up to 2 nights), participation to travel (real costs and up to 275€), LOS: 20€/pers/day and 600€ max, must include 2 lunches funding priority: to GENiE labs who have not yet benefitted from COST funding (workshop, training school, STSM, Action meeting) -i) in the same granting period - ii) overall during the length of the Action Note (when applications to the Action activities exceed capacities) only one activity/granting period/member lab subsidised, except for organisers (and thus participants) of one activity who can be eligible for reimbursement of another activity in the same granting period. This workshop is supported by COST action BM1408[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...