FEBS Advanced Course on Chromatin Proteomics 2019 22-27 September 2019 – Heraklion/Greece

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Proteomics has become an essential ingredient in the life sciences. Therefore, knowledge in how to apply proteomic methods and how to analyse proteomics data is important for any researcher who wants to stay at the forefront of modern biology. Especially for the disciplines that study the processes that take place in the cell nucleus proteomic methods have been transformative and have become irreplaceable tools. After two successful courses in 2014 and 2016, we are again organising a FEBS Advanced Course on Chromatin Proteomics from September 22-27, 2019, in Heraklion/Greece, for which we have assembled an excellent panel of internationally renowned experts who will discuss various aspects of proteomics applications in investigating the processes that govern chromatin regulation. The relaxed setting on the beautiful island of Crete and the different sessions that leave ample time for discussions are designed to foster an atmosphere that encourages networking between the participants and to maximise knowledge exchange between the senior and more junior researchers.

From the discovery of chromatin binding proteins to the identification and quantification of post-translational histone modifications or the large-scale characterisation of the composition and dynamics of different nuclear compartments, proteomic methods are pervasively used in chromatin research.  For the 2019 FEBS Advanced Course on Chromatin Proteomics which is supported by FEBS and the EPIC-XS European Proteomics Infrastructure Consortium we have again put together an excellent scientific programme with more than 30 distinguished speakers and scientific sessions covering Histone Modifications, Structural, Functional, Chemical and Shotgun Chromatin Proteomics, Proteomics of DNA Repair and Replication, Chromatin Domains, Data Analysis and Integration and Modelling of Chromatin States. Our aim is to give the participants a broad overview of the topics, applications, and methods in which proteomic approaches are used to investigate the regulation of chromatin. Keynote Lectures will be given by Edith Heard, Amanda Fisher, Ole Noregaard Jensen, Bill Earnshaw and Alessandro Vannini. Our goal for this workshop is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience between senior and junior scientist and to make this workshop a place to meet and mingle. Junior scientists will be able to present their work during two Poster Sessions, Quick-Fire Sessions, and as short talks which will be selected from the abstracts. Other features of the meeting will include a Max Quant tutorial, and as for the previous workshops we will have a ‘Meet-the-Expert’ session that will cover more technical aspects of the field and that will provide opportunities for participants to personally interact with expert speakers to discuss specific questions of their particular research project. The open discussions and the genuine interest in scientific discovery of all speakers and participants in combination with the beautiful settings in Greece made the last meetings very special to all attendees. We hope to be able to again make this course such a great experience for everybody and we are looking forward to meeting you at the workshop in September.

Applications are open until the deadline of July 29, 2019. The deadline for abstracts is July 22, 2019. There is a limited number of FEBS sponsored Travel Grants available for junior researchers. For those who are applying for a Travel Grant, abstracts should be sent by June 23, 2019.  

For more information on the programme and the speaker list please go to our website: https://chromatinproteomics2019.febsevents.org/

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Till Bartke

Deputy Director, Institute of Functional Epigenetics (IFE), Helmholtz Zentrum München

Till is the Deputy Director of the Institute of Functional Epigenetics (IFE) at the Helmholtz Zentrum München. After completing his PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried, Munich, under the supervision of Stefan Jentsch, Till decided to join Tony Kouzarides at the Gurdon Institute in Cambridge in 2005 to perform his postdoctoral research. Here he established SILAC Nucleosome Affinity Purifications (SNAP) as a proteomics-based method to identify and quantify chromatin-binding proteins that interact with modified nucleosomes. In 2011 he established his own group at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences at Imperial College London before moving back to Munich to join the Helmholtz Zentrum München as Deputy Director of the IFE in 2017. Till uses a mix of biochemical, chemical biology, proteomics and computational methods to investigate how epigenetic readers extract information from chromatin.

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