SciDataCon 2016: Advancing the Frontiers of Data in Research

SciDataCon 2016 seeks to advance the frontiers of data in research. This means addressing a range of fundamental and urgent issues around the ‘Data Revolution’ and the recent data-driven transformation of research and the responses to these issues in the conduct of research.

SciDataCon2016 will take place on 11-13 September 2016 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, Colorado, USA.

The deadline for submission is May 30 at

April 16 Kumamoto Earthquake in Japan – message from the Science Council of Japan

On behalf of Professor Takashi Onishi, President of Science Council of Japan, I would like to extend his sincere gratitude for your kind concern and generous messages of sympathy and assistance from your countries, regions and international organizations for the damage suffered from the Earthquake centered in the Kumamoto Region of Kumamoto Prefecture.

On this occasion, Professor Takashi Onishi, jointly with Professor Akira Wada and Professor Noriaki Hirose, Representative Directors, Japan Academic Network for Disaster Reduction released President’s statement “The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake on April 16 and Our Actions.”

We would appreciate it if you could visit our Web-Page to see the statement:

Yours sincerely,
On behalf of
Takashi Onishi, President
Keisuke Ogawara, Secretariat
Science Council of Japan

oemt2016 to be held in Canakkale, Turkey from May 17-19, 2016

OEMT2016 will be held at Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University. It is devoted to the state-of-the-art of organic electronics and organic structures great progress in different aspects of organic electronic materials, organic devices, chemistry, physics, mechanics, computer simulation, biomedical applications, and advanced characterization techniques of nanostructured materials from all over the world.

For more details, please visit the conference web site at:

Les Houches-TSRC Workshop on Protein Dynamics 3-8 April 2016, Les Houches, Chamonix Valley, France

This workshop is a forum for presenting, teaching and discussing results from the application of state-of-the-art experimental and theoretical and computational approaches to studying protein dynamics, including optical spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, XFELs, electron microscopy, AFM and scattering methods.

Please refer to the web page ( for details, including a list of the Organizers and confirmed speakers.

CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Summer School, Trieste, Italy from August 1-12, 2016.

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, in collaboration with CODATA, RDA and TWAS, is organising a short course in the data science approaches and skills essential for 21st century research.

The international, collective ability to create, share and analyse vast quantities of data is having a profound, transformative effect. This ‘Data Revolution’ offers great opportunities for students with modern data skills.

Contemporary research – particularly when addressing the most significant, transdisciplinary research challenges – cannot be done effectively without a range of skills relating to data.

The deadline for applications is 18 April 2016

Regional Biophysis Conference, Trieste, Italy in August 2016

RBC2016 follows a multidisciplinary approach on the biomedical and biotechnical applications of biophysics.  This will be the 7th Conference in the series, and they include a large number of younger scientists.  Besides the former Yugoslavia, the network includes neighbouring countries such as Austria, Hungary, Italy and Slovakia.

Further information is available on the conference website at

Practical course and Workshop at Lampedusa, Italy, June 2016

An EMBO Practical Course on Spectroscopic Techniques in Biosciences will run from June 18-21 with a Workshop on Interdisciplinary Integration: from Biomolecules to Diseases which will follow from June 21-25, 2016. The event will present highlights in several hot and highly debated topics.

The combined Practical Course-Workshop is an interdisciplinary event designed to promote education and to create an opportunity for students and young researchers in biophysics and molecular biology for exchanges and collaborations with top-level scientists working in life sciences.  Much time will be devoted to discussions during lectures and tutorials, to poster sessions and to informal meetings.

VIII Graduate Course in Biophysics (POSLATAM) in Uruguay, November 23-25, 2015

For the first time, Uruguay has been chosen by the Latin American Federation of Biophysical Societies (LAFeBS) to organize the above course.  It is supported by IUPAB, and will be held in the beautiful city of Salto which is on the Uruguay River, fifteen miles from the border with Argentina, and is well known for its famous hot springs and thermal water theme parks.
The theme of the course will be “Membrane lipids, transporters, channels, and all that crosstalk”.   Full details are available at

Immediately following POSLATAM on November 26-29 there will be a joint Scientific Meeting of the Argentinean Biophysical Society (SAB) and the Biophysics Branch ( of the Uruguayan Society of Biosciences.  The theme for this meeting is “Latin American Crosstalk in Biophysics”.   For full details please visit the conference  website at



6th World Congress of Oxidative Stress, Calcium Signalling & TRP Channels, Turkey 2016

This Congress will be held at Isparta, Turkey from May 24-27, 2016.

The main object of the scientific courses is to facilitate the young participants to meet with their colleagues from European laboratories. The courses will take place in laboratories at Suleyman Demirel University. All chemicals and equipment will be provided.  Lecturers are well trained and have great experiences in their topics.

More information is available on the congress website