The Center for the Physics of Living Cells (CPLC) laboratories at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) are using the latest single-molecule and single-cell experimental and computational biophysical tools to investigate biological processes such as mechanisms of protein motor translocation, mechanics of genome maintenance machinery, and dynamics of protein folding and gene expression in living cells.
The CPLC is extending their educational outreach to their UIUC colleagues via their 1st UIUC Physical Biology Boot Camp to be held from January 11-13, 2012. The 2012 Boot Camp will offer training in the single-molecule (sm) fluorescence techniques: TIR-FRET & FIONA in the laboratories of Taekjip Ha and Paul Selvin in the Department of Physics. The workshop is designed for UIUC graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and researchers in Engineering, MCB, and Chemistry who desire to gain exposure to these techniques for application to their research. The three-day Boot Camp includes both basic and advanced training elements such as faculty lectures, TIRF building, and experimental modules in both smFRET and FIONA.
Applications should be submitted online at www.cplc.illinois.edu/bootcamp/ by December 16, 2011 deadline. This boot camp is restricted to UIUC applicants only. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by December 23, 2011. Registration Fee for accepted applicants ($50 students; $75 postdocs; $125 all others) is due by January 5, 2012.