NanoTemper’s MST and nanoDSF Workshop

The workshop will cover principles of biomolecular interaction analytics using Microscale Thermophoresis (MST) as well as protein stability and aggregation assessment with use of nanoDSF technology. We strongly encourage to bring your samples for analysis. Experts from nanotemper will train the students

Number of participants: 24 (working in pairs)

Molecular dynamics simulations

This workshop will help you gain first experiences in performing molecular dynamics simulations. After a short theoretical introduction, you will find out about the basic ingredients for a molecular simulation. You will setup your own simulation of a small peptide and run some short simulations of it. Finally, you will analyse the resulting trajectories and find out what computational methods can offer in addition to experimental approaches. Held by by Prof.  Zagrovic and Prof. Oostenbrink. Work on Linux PCs at the Faculty of Science, or you bring your own Linux laptop.

Number of participants: 24


Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

AFM is a flexible tool to image and probe samples at the nanoscale. The workshop addresses Ph.D students and post-docs, as well as scientists, core facility technicians and engineers that are interested in the application of AFM to biology. A major emphasis will be on the preparation of biological samples for AFM imaging and spectroscopy and experimental activity will be the core of the workshop. Participants will be divided into groups: each group will focus on a specific scientific topic (biomolecules, cells) and each participant will be given opportunity to use AFM instruments provided by leading companies that are supporting the school. The presentation/lecture modules will be used only as an introductory component – as we strive to promote active learning experiences. Held by by Prof.  Roos and dr. Ivosevic DeNardis. Trainers are also Dr. Kobiela and dr. Mišić-Radić, as well as the experts from AFM companies.

Number of participants: 24

Proteome fingerprinting by MS

Mass spectrometry is routinely used to identify pathogens and malignant cell strains by directly fingerprinting their proteome. Prof. Mario Cindric has developed this method to the next level where it can be used for de-novo sequencing of peptides. The method is based on a proprietary chemical derivatization agent for preparation of the protein samples for MS analysis and heavily involves bioinformatics tools to analyze the MS spectra. Held by Prof. Mario Cindrić and Dr. Amela Hozić.

Number of participants: 12