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Summer school Surface Plasmon Resonance in Life Sciences

TIME: May 29th - June 2nd 2017 (starting on Monday with lunch, ending on Friday after lunch)
PLACE: University of Tampere, Finland
Main organizers: University of Tampere/BioMediTech and BioNavis Ltd
Co-organizers: University of Helsinki, Åbo Akademi

CREDITS: 3 ECTS with a written report / 2 ECTS without report

AUDIENCE: MSc and PhD students as well as industrial participants
PRE-REQUISITE: Basic laboratory skills, background in pharmaceutics, chemistry, physical chemistry or biomaterials.

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UNIVERSITY OF TAMPERE BIONAVIS University of Helsinki ÅBO ACADEMI UNIVERSITY
 
+ What will You learn?


WHAT WILL YOU LEARN:

Master SPR for life sciences – from affinity and kinetic constants to conformation changes, hands-on training on a pre-selected set of molecules, SPR experiment planning, assay development, understanding of the underlying physico-chemical phenomena to resolve challenges, new applications of SPR from science and industry. You will become an independent expert in SPR.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

  • Prof. Richard O’Kennedy – Dublin City University / Biotechnology
  • Prof. Vesa Hytönen – University of Tampere / Protein Dynamics
  • As. Prof. Tapani Viitala – University of Helsinki / Biopharmaceuticals
  • Dr. Arnoud Marquart – Sanquin Blood Supply Foundation, Founder of sprpages.nl
  • Prof. Jouko Peltonen – Åbo akademi / Physical chemistry
  • Dr. Janusz Sadowski (BioNavis Ltd)
  • As.prof. Karl Andersson – Uppsala university / Immunology, Ridgeview Instruments

HANDS-ON TRAINING

- Antibody-antigen as a training molecule set for all groups
Choose one of the following tracks as your main topic:

  1. small drug molecules,
  2. interaction of drugs with lipids
  3. interaction of drugs with living cells
  4. interaction on biomaterial interfaces
  5. biomolecular quantification

- From experiment planning, sensor surface selection, buffers, regeneration, through assay development, sample preparation and characterization to SPR measurements, data analysis and validation.

SUPPORTING LECTURES

- SPR history and theory introduced by one of the fathers of the technology
- SPR instrument configurations
- Sensor surfaces and immobilization strategies
- Measurement disturbances and artefacts (how does it show in measurements, theoretical reasoning for the effect, strategies to mitigate the effect)
- From sensogram to affinity and kinetic constants
- From measurement to conformation change
- Validation of results (ITC, AFM, TOF-SIMS)
- Application highlights from research and industry

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PARTICIPATION FEE:

- Academia 600 EUR (including accommodation in shared double room)
- Industry 1200 EUR (including accommodation single occupancy room)
- The fee covers: accommodation, course materials, breakfast, lunches, refreshments during the day and social program in two evenings

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

- BioNavis will sponsor three participants. They will be selected based on their applications.

REGISTRATION:

on-line by March 2017

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

ABOUT FINLAND – Visit the country of thousand lakes. http://www.visitfinland.com/summer/
ABOUT TAMPERE - Experience the white nights in a sauna! http://www.visitfinland.com/article/tampere-friendly-and-casual/, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tampere, http://visittampere.fi/
ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF TAMPERE – http://www.uta.fi/ , http://www.biomeditech.fi/

HOW TO GET TO TAMPERE

  • Direct flights to Tampere: In summer 2017, you can fly directly to Tampere from Bremen (Germany) and Budapest (Hungary) with RyanairRiga (Latvia) with AirBaltic, Stockholm (Sweden) with SAS and Helsinki (Finland) with Finnair. Please note that flight connections vary according to the season. 
  • We recommend to fly to Helsinki and then continue
    • by train (www.vr.fi) – with an easy interchange, the journey takes 1,5-2 hrs, the cost is approximately 21 EUR (10 EUR for early purchase) for one direction
    • by bus (www.expressbus.fi) – direct, the bus leaves almost every hour and the journey takes 2,5 hrs, the cost is approximately 27 EUR for one direction
    • by bus (www.onnibus.com ) – with an interchange the bus leaves every two hours, the journey takes 2,5 hrs, the cost is approximately 15 EUR for one direction

WE ARE ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN TAMPERE!

On behalf of the organizing committee,

Prof. Vesa Hytönen (UTA) (firstname.surname@uta.fi)
Dr. Henna Mattila (UTA) (firstname.surname@uta.fi)
Dr. Janette Hinkka (UTA)
Dr. Tapani Viitala (UHel)
Prof. Jouko Peltonen (ÅA)
Dr. Johana Kuncová-Kallio (BioNavis) (firstname.surname-surname@bionavis.com)

For more information, please, contact Henna, Johana or Vesa.