Protein-Protein and Protein-Membrane Interaction: Experimental and Theoretical Approaches


The Cuban Section of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Center for Protein Studies of The University of Havana and The Center for Molecular Immunology jointly with the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics are pleased to announce the Advanced School/Workshop on Protein-Protein and Protein-Membrane Interaction: Experimental and Theoretical Approaches to be held in Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba, from October 22nd to 26th, 2018.
The School will comprise different topics related to the state-of-the-art of biophysical experimental methods and biomolecular simulations for understanding protein-protein and protein-membrane interactions. The School is oriented to postgraduates and young researchers seeking for experimental and theoretical studies of protein-protein and protein-membrane interactions, essentials for biotechnology and bio-nanosciences. The course has been conceived in 16 lectures in the mornings and exchange sessions during afternoons between lecturers and students. Scientific discussions between students and lecturers will be encouraged in other spaces as well.
This course will validate credits for the PosLatAm program. IUPAB will cover partial expenses of PosLatAm selected students! So, students from PosLatAm are encouraged to apply.

Applications to the Advanced School/Workshop must be sent before May 31st, 2018, to with copy to Application form will contain the following information:
-Personal information
– Full name (Mr. or Ms.)
– Date of birth (dd/mm/yy)
– Scientific degree and academic position (Graduate, PhD or Postdoc student)
– Institutional affiliation
– Area of professional research/interest
-The title of the poster presentation, authors, authors’ affiliation, and an abstract not exce-eding 250 words
-A letter from your supervisor explaining the interest in the course
-Your curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages for CV)
-A brief statement (less than 250 words) explaining your personal interest in the course
It is foreseen that around 50 young scientists from different geographical regions could attend the Advanced School. They will be partially or completely financially supported by IUBMB and IUPAB grants as well as other sponsors.
 Carlos Álvarez, Centre for Protein Studies, Faculty of Biology, University of Havana, Cuba
 Pedro A. Valiente, Centre for Protein Studies, Faculty of Biology, University of Havana, Cuba
 Kalet León, Centre for Molecular Inmunology, Havana, Cuba


 PeterTieleman
 Sergey Yu Noskov
 Siewert Jan Marrink
 Robert W. Janes
 Ulrich Zachariae
 Hartmut Schlueter
 Antonio J. da Costa-Filho
 Manuel Prieto
 Juan M. Russo
 Pedro A. Valiente
 R. Daniel Peluffo
 Mary Jo Ondrechen
 Christian Betzel
 Clemens Anklin
 Rosangela Itri
 Bonnie A. Wallace

Visit us:

Regional Biophysics School – Mechanobiology, Kotor, Montenegro, 6-8 October, 2018, event funded by IUPAB


Important facts
the venue is reachable by 3 international airports: Tivat (15 min by car), Podgorica
(1.5h), Dubrovnik (~3h with border crossing)
many opportunities for economical accommodation in the vicinity of the Institute
from private villas for rent to small hotels
3 days
Lecture hall:
50+ persons
tutorial lectures, round table discussions, student posters
Social events:
excursion of the Boka bay; diner at the seacoast
Registration fee:
200 €
Stipends with registration fee waivers available
Apply with short CV and motivation letter to the mail below
Application deadline June 15th, 2018
For further info and applications contact:

NERKA7 “Mechanobiology”


The 11th K.H.Kuo Summer School of Electron Microscopy & Crystallography, Hangzhou, China, August 24-29, 2018, event funded by IUPAB

Event organized by  Jun Liu (

Chairs: Xing Zhang (Zhejiang University), Haixin Sui (SUNY Albany, USA), Jun Liu (Yale, USA) Committee: Sen-Fang Sui (Tsinghua, China), Da-Neng Wang (NYU, USA), Yifan Cheng (UCSF, USA),    Huilin Li (BNL, USA), Z. Hong Zhou (UCLA, USA), Wen Jiang (Purdue, USA), Fei Sun (IBP, China), Ping       Zhu  (IBP, China), Yao  Cong  (SIBCB, China), Changcheng  Yin  (Peking, China), Jian  Hong  (Zhejiang, China)

Major topics:

·         Advances in cryo-EM sample preparation and data acquisition

·         Advances in cryo-EM image analysis and reconstruction

·         Advances in cryo-ET and in situ structural biology

·         Correlative and hybrid methods for cellular structural analysis

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Joachim Frank (Columbia University, USA)

Prof. Wolfgang Baumeister (Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany) Prof. Wah Chiu (Stanford University, USA)

Invited Speakers:

Robert Glaeser (Berkeley, USA) Keiichi Namba (Osaka, Japan) Masahide Kikkawa (Tokyo, Japan) Eva Nogales (Berkeley, USA) Sharon Wolf (Weizmann, Israel) Nikolaus Grigorieff (HHMI, USA) Elizabeth Villa (UCSD, USA) Kenneth Taylor (FSU, USA) Timothy Baker (UCSD, USA) Radostin Danev (MPI, Germany) Yifan Cheng (UCSF, USA)

Hong Zhou (UCLA, USA) Huilin Li (Van Andel, USA) Peijun Zhang (Oxford, UK) Wen Jiang (Purdue, USA) Da-neng Wang (NYU, USA) Shenfang Sui (Tsinghua) Yigong Shi (Tsinghua)

Tao Xu (IBP)  Guoqiang Bi (USTC) Xueming Li (Tsinghua) Wanzhong He (NIBS) Yao Cong (SIBCB) Ning Gao (PKU)

Fei Sun (IBP) Ping Zhu (IBP)

Qinfen Zhang (SYSU) Xingzhen Zhang (IBP) Maojun Yang (SUSTC) Changcheng Yin (PKU) Xiaodong Yan (Xiamen) Hongwei Wang (Tsinghua) Qingtao Shen (ShanghaiTech)

Protein-protein and protein-membrane interaction: experimental and theoretical approaches, in Varadero, Cuba (22-26th October, 2018), event funded by IUPAB

The following event will be held under the auspices of the Latinoamerican Federation of Biophysical Societies-POSLATAM and is funded by IUPAB

Title: Protein-protein and protein-membrane interaction: experimental and theoretical approaches
Dates: October 22th-26th, 2018
– proposed deadline for applications: 31th May 2018
Lecturers (including organizers):
Carlos Alvarez, Center for Protein Studies, Faculty of Biology, Havana University, Cuba.
Pedro A. Valiente Flores, Center for Protein Studies, Faculty of Biology, Havana University, Cuba.
Kalet León, Center for Molecular Inmunology, Havana, Cuba.
Foreign speakers:
1. D Peter Tieleman, University of Calgary, Canada
2. Sergey Yu Noskov, University of Calgary, Canada
3. Siewert Jan Marrink, University of Gröningen, Netherlands
4. Ulrich Zachariae, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
5. Mary Jo Ondrechen, University of Northeastern, USA
6. Christian Betzel, University of Hamburg, Germany
7. Clemens Anklin, Bruker BioSpin, NMR Applications & Training, USA
8. Hartmut Schlueter, Uiversity Medical Center Hamburg, Germany
9. Rosangela Itri, Instituto de Física, University of São Paulo, Brazil
10. Antonio da Costa Filho, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
11. Manuel Prieto, Center for Molecular Physical-Chemistry, Lisbon, Portugal
12. Juan M. Russo, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
13. R. Daniel Peluffo, CENUR Litoral Norte, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay

IX POSLATAM Course, November 21-25, 2016

This course will be held at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina, and will be closely related to the XLV Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society of Argentina.

This course will introduce key concepts in fluorescence microscopy. It’s goal is to provide a solid background in both the theoretical concepts and practical skills in quantitative fluorescence microscopy with applications in biological research. It is designed to update the students in modern topics of biophysics and to give them the opportunity to interact with professors and students from other countries.

The aim is to provide an environment of collaborations in order to provide the better development of biophysics in the South American Region. The proposed structure of the meeting will have the dynamics of conferences and workshops to discuss and recognize the central role of experimental activity, presenting and discussing examples developed in the region (particularly Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile) where the knowledge of the biophysical basis of the processes have led to successful applications in the field of biotechnology.

Topics will be introduced in lectures, and computer labs will give the students hands-on practice on different image analysis strategies.

The weblink to the course is