Spetses Nuclear Receptor 2015

Island of Spetses - FEBS 2015

The VII Spetses Nuclear Receptor Summer School in the format of an Advanced Lecture Course (ALC) is funded by FEBS.

The summer school 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.

Travel information Program Poster

The summer school is intended for early stage researchers, i.e. Ph.D. students and postdocs. 60 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 include: NR structure-function relationship; NR ligands and drug development; NR cistromes, transcriptomes, epigenomes; NRs and hormone dependent cancers; NRs in metabolism and inflammation; NR coregulators and disease; Evolving trends in the NR field (‘where are we heading?’)

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) Karen E. Knudsen (Philadelphia, USA)
Jason Carroll (Cambridge, UK) Susanne Mandrup (Odense, Denmark)
Karin Dahlman-Wright (Stockholm, Sweden) Jorma J. Palvimo (Kuopio, Finland)
Barbara Demeneix (Paris, France) Mercedes Ricote (Madrid, Spain)
Karolien De Bosscher (Ghent, Belgium) John W.R. Schwabe (Leicester, UK)
Jan-Åke Gustafsson (Houston, USA) Iannis Talianidis (Athens, Greece)
Gordon Hager (Bethesda, USA) Eckardt Treuter (Stockholm, Sweden)
Stephan Herzig (Heidelberg, Germany) IUBMB Keynote Speaker:
Mitchell A. Lazar (Philadelphia, USA)
The course fee is 400 Euros. Included in the fee are accommodation in the Spetses Hotel in double rooms from August 23-28 (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.

DEADLINE for applications and YTF grants - expired!

Application form for the summer school



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



Meeting Coordinator: Lise-Lotte Vedin

Contact & Inquiries: spetses@bionut.ki.se

We acknowledge the following sponsors for financial support:


7thframework Marie Curie
The Company of Biologists  

Journals by FEBS

FEBS Journal FEBS Letters Molecular Oncology FEBS Open Biology