Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 3 - 5 Nov 2020
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Programme

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Day 1 - Tuesday 3 November 2020
TimeSpeakerLocation
09:00 - 09:30

Arrival & Welcome

Flex Lab A & B

9:30 - 10:45

Introduction talk
Kathryn Perez - EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

Flex Lab A & B

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee Break

Flex Lab A & B

11:15 - 12:00

Lecture: Getting protein: an overview of planning for and carrying out protein expression and purification
Kim Remans - EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

Flex Lab A & B

12:00-13:00

Lunch break

EMBL Canteen

13:00-13:10   

Wake up activity

Flex Lab A & B

13:10-13:50

Lecture: How to choose which Mass Spec works best for your samples
Dominic Helm - German Cancer Research Center, Germany
Mandy Rettel - EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

Flex Lab A & B

13:50-14:30

Lecture: Applying CD and Fluorescence to Characterize Conformational Changes in Proteins for Quality Control
André Matagne - University of Liège, Belgium

Flex Lab A & B

14:30-15:00

Coffee break

Flex Lab A & B

15:00-18:00

Practical 1: Practical in groups
Group 1: Buffer screening with nanoDSF and Thermofluor
Group 2: Ligand binding assays using ITC, MST
Group 3: Oligomeric state/Mass analysis with SEC-MALS
Group 4: Cryo-EM

Training lab B |
Computer Training Lab

18:00-19:00

Free time/finish practical

Computer Training Lab

19:00 - 20:00

Pizza Dinner

ATC Roof Top Lounge

Day 2 - Wednesday 4 November 2020
TimeSpeakerLocation
9:00 - 12:00

Practical 2: Practical in groups
Group 1: Ligand binding assays using ITC, MST
Group 2: Oligomeric state/Mass analysis with SEC-MALS
Group 3: Cryo-EM
Group 4: Buffer screening with nanoDSF and Thermofluor

Training lab B |
Computer Training Lab
12:00-13:00

Lunch break

EMBL Canteen

13:00-13:10

Wake up activity

Flex Lab A & B

13:10-13:50

Lecture: Buffer Screening
Maria Marta Garcia Alai - EMBL Hamburg, Germany

Flex Lab A & B

13:50-14:30

Lecture: Applying Quality Control in the Biotech/Pharmaceutical Industry
Thomas Spatzal - Biotest, Germany

Flex Lab A & B

14:30-15:00 Coffee break

Flex Lab A & B

15:00-18:00 Practical 3: Practical in groups
Group 1: Oligomeric state/Mass analysis with SEC-MALS
Group 2: Cryo-EM
Group 3: Buffer screening with nanoDSF and Thermofluor
Group 4: Ligand binding assays using ITC, MST

Training lab B |
Computer Training Lab

18:00-19:00

Free time/finish practical

Computer Training Lab

19:00

Downtown Dinner

Day 3 - Thrusday 5 November 2020
TimeSpeakerLocation
09:00 - 12:00 Practical 4: Practical in groups
Group 1: Cryo-EM
Group 2: Buffer screening with nanoDSF and Thermofluor
Group 3: Ligand binding assays using ITC, MST
Group 4: Oligomeric state/Mass analysis with SEC-MALS
Training lab B |
Computer Training Lab
12:00 - 13:00

Lunch

EMBL Canteen

13:00 - 16:00 Interactive session: Applying protein quality control to your projects!
Bertrand Raynal - Institut Pasteur, France

Flex Lab A & B

16:00 - 16:20

Feedback

Flex Lab A & B

16:20 - 16:45

Closing Remarks

Flex Lab A & B

16:55

Departures