The course aims at training young researchers in the combined use of NMR data with other structural biology techniques, such as SAXS, X-ray diffraction or Cryo-EM in order to understand and rationalize the structural and dynamical properties of macromolecular systems. In addition, this course will introduce and make extensive use of user-friendly e-science portals to facilitate the adoption of the methods and techniques by the students in their everyday work.The course will provide lectures describing the basics of the methods applied and hands-on training with the intuitive, web-based services of the WeNMR infrastructure, the MoBrain Competence Center, the West-Life Horizon 2020 VRE project as well as BioExcel CoE. The hands-on sessions will allow the students to try the methods on either pre-packaged or their own research data. The course will address state-of-the-art tools and facilities. Participants will be selected among all applicants taking into account the following criteria: previous experience in the field of biomolecular NMR and structure biology; experience in computational aspects of structural biology; gender balance; relevance of current research to the course contents.
Bijvoet Center, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
The course will start on Monday afternoon April 11th and run until lunch time on Friday April 15th, allowing for arrival and departure in the morning/afternoon of the first and last days.
Utrecht can easily be reached from various airports: Several low-cost companies fly into Amsterdam Schiphol, Rotterdam or Eindhoven airports, which are all connected by direct and fast trains to Utrecht (between half an hour to one hour travel time). Utrecht University is easily reachable by public transportation.