15/09/2014 - 09:00 - CRG

Genome wide approaches to study functional protein/RNA interactions



This course is mainly focused on genome wide techniques that were recently introduced in the Protein/RNA interaction field to assess the physiological relevance of these interactionsin vivo. It will teach participants two of the most technically challenging experiments: iCLIP and Ribosome Profiling. The iCLIP technique is generally used to define, at nucleotide resolution, the Protein/RNA binding sites in vivo, whereas, the Ribosome profiling method provides a detailed approach to studying the mechanics of translation and co-translational processes in vivo. Both techniques have been used to understand the molecular roles of RNA Binding Proteins in development, cancer and several other diseases.
The presence of Julian König and Nicholas Ingolia (pioneers in both techniques) together with Maria Paola Paronetto, the CRG expert instructors and the lectures given by top scientists in the RNA field will create an extremely stimulating learning environment that will make those experiments easy to reach. Participants will receive personalized instruction that will enable them to master those techniques. The course is targeted to junior researchers who will be selected worldwide on the basis of their CV and motivation letter.
  • Elias BECHARA, Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain
  • Julian KÖNIG, Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH (IMB), Mainz, Germany
  • Maria Paola PARONETTO, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology,  Rome, Italy
  • Laurence WURTH, Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain
The number of participants is limited to 18.
General registration fee: 500 euros (includes participation in workshop, all the necessary tools to follow the course, didactic material, coffee breaks, lunches and a welcome dinner).
Registration is now open. Click here to register before June 30th, 2014. Selected participants will be sent an email and asked to reconfirm their attendance no later than July 15th. They will also be asked to pay the registration fees.
More info: CRG website