Spetses 2017

Spetses Island

FEBS Advanced Lecture Course ALC17-012
Nuclear Receptors and Epigenomic Mechanisms in Human Disease and Aging
August 27 - September 1, 2017
Island of Spetses (Greece)


The course will take place at the Spetses Hotel, Island of Spetses, Greece (www.spetses-hotel.gr), offering excellent meeting facilities and idyllic surroundings with lots of recreational possibilities.

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The course is intended for early stage researchers, i.e. Ph.D. students and postdocs. 70 places are available. Participants will be selected based on their motivation and qualification. We welcome applicants from many different biomedical and clinical research fields that are interested to learn more about nuclear receptor signaling and its involvement in disease mechanisms.

Scientific topics: Our course aims to provide an adequate introduction and latest insights into the role of diverse nuclear receptor signaling pathways and epigenome alterations in human diseases, many of which are ageing-related. Internationally renowned lecturers will in particular highlight the role of nuclear receptors in linking two key regulators of aging: altered epigenetic chromatin states and altered metabolism. Key aspects of nuclear receptor signaling, epigenomics, ageing and disease will be introduced by lectures and followed up by informal discussions. For more information see the program.

The program includes lectures, workshops, tutorial group discussions, student poster sessions and student short talks. All students will submit an abstract and present a poster. The posters will be discussed in groups of students and lecturers. Additionally, all students are encouraged to apply for presenting a short talk. 16 short talks will be selected based on the submitted poster abstracts.  Workshops will focus on alternative topics that students can select. Tutorial groups during lunches and one tutorial dinner (student groups + lecturers) aim to stimulate informal discussions about research, career and society.

Particular emphasis will be on student-based activities, training and interactions to stimulate the scientific dialogue and to create a familiar and inspiring atmosphere.

The lecturer faculty consists of:
Myles Brown (Boston, USA) Susanne Mandrup (Odense, Denmark)
Karolien De Bosscher (Ghent, Belgium) David D. Moore (Houston, USA)
Barbara Demeneix (Paris, France) Laszlo Nagy (Orlando, USA; Debrecen, Hungary)
Beatrice Desvergne (Lausanne, Switzerland) Jorma J. Palvimo (Kuopio,  Finland)
Karen E. Knudsen (Philadelphia, USA) David Ray (Manchester, UK)
Mitchell A. Lazar (Philadelphia, USA) John W.R. Schwabe (Leicester, UK)
Romain Barrès (Copenhagen, Denmark) Eckardt Treuter (Stockholm, Sweden)
Krishna Chatterjee (Cambridge, UK) Diana van Heemst (Leiden, The Netherlands)
The course fee is 430 Euros. Included in the fee are accommodation in the Spetses Hotel in double rooms from August 27- September 1 (5 nights), breakfasts, lunches, coffee breaks, welcome reception & buffet, one tutorial (lecturer-meet-students) dinner, and farewell dinner. Payment details will be submitted to accepted participants after deadline.
The call for applications (deadline was May 8) is closed now and all available places are filled.

Organiser:  Eckardt Treuter
Karolinska Institutet, Department  of Biosciences and Nutrition
SE-141 83 Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden

Co-organisers: Barbara Demeneix, Paris, France and Karen Knudsen, Philadelphia, USA.


Meeting Coordinator: Lise-Lotte Vedin

Contact & Inquiries: spetses@bionut.ki.se

We acknowledge the following sponsors for financial support:

FEBS, Karolinska Institutet, Society for Endocrinology, IUBMB, Diagenode.

Society for Endocrinology IUBMB
Diagenode The Company of Biologists
Axa Research Fund  

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