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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 Cytoskeleton Workshop Systems Biology Workshop Automated Analysis of Ageing Workshop Final Action Meeting Grant and STSM opportunities Inclusiveness Target Country Conference Grants Past Meetings The molecular and cellular basis of plasticity in sensory processing The 2017 GENiE meeting Extending the consensus representation of C. elegans metabolism Proteostasis in aging and disease Summerschool at the CRG, Spain 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]...

The 2014 GENiE MEETING

[vc_row padding_top="50" padding_bottom="50"][vc_column][vc_row_inner type="grid"][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text] FIRST GENiE MEETING [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] OCTOBER 23-25 TH 2014 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] LAKE LUZERN SWITZERLAND [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent" down="30"][vc_separator type="transparent" down="10"][vc_separator type="transparent" down="30"][vc_single_image image="290" img_size="200x215"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_column_text] The first GENiE meeting took place in Weggis, a small village on the scenic shore of Lake Luzern on Oct 23-25th 2014. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='20' down='']  A very big thank you to all those who made it so enjoyable. In addition to finding out more about who we all are, what we all work on and admiring the great mountain views, several non-GENiE’s dropped by to share their thoughts. We heard about the philosophy of model organisms from Jean Gayon, got tips on model organism-based networks from @FlyJedi Bart Deplanke and learnt more about engaging the public in basic research from Cathy Southworth. The GENiE is out of the bottle...