Physics of Living Cells Summer School 2009

The Center for the Physics of Living Cells (CPLC) laboratories at the University of Illinois are using the latest single-molecule and live-cell experimental and computational biophysical tools to investigate biological problems such as mechanisms of protein motor translocation along DNA and the cytoskeleton, mechanics of DNA-protein interactions during replication and recombination, and dynamics of protein folding and gene expression in living cells.

The CPLC Summer School will offer training in the following techniques:

  1. Single-molecule Fluorescence: TIR-FRET & FIONA
  2. Single-molecule Force:  Optical Traps
  3. Spatio-temporal Microscopy of Protein Dynamics in Living Cells
  4. Single-Event Detection in Living Cells
  5. Computational Biophysics: VMD, NAMD

This summer school is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and researchers in chemical and life sciences, biophysics, physics and engineering who would like to expand their research skills into the areas of single-molecule and live-cell experimental and computational biophysics. The workshop will consist of two days of ‘basic training’ on technique fundamentals followed by a three day advanced laboratory module on a selected topic. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants.

Summer School Announcement

Base Registration Fee*: $75 students; $150 non-student academics; $250 all others
Enrollment limited to 20 participants.
Approximately half of the slots will be allocated to Midwest USA applicants.
Housing at the Hampton Inn (July 26-August 1, 2009) and all course materials will be provided
Application Deadline: April 1, 2009
Selection and notification of Participants to be completed by April 15, 2009
*Registration Fee is due from Selected Participants by May 1, 2009.