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EMBO Practical Course

Characterization of post-translational modifications in cellular signalling

20 – 27 April 2017 | Odense, Denmark

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 01 February 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 March 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 01 March 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 March 2017

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About the Practical Course

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Protein post-translational modification (PTM) is a crucial mechanism in cellular regulation. Many proteins can be modified through the addition or removal of chemical groups at specific locations to alter the function of the protein in ways that produce a particular outcome for the cell. In addition, PTMs of a given protein can affect each other leading to distinct functions of the protein, a phenomenon termed PTM cross-talking. Linking PTM dynamics and cell biology is an expanding area and one fraught with technical difficulties.

This EMBO Practical Course aims to provide a theoretical and practical overview of state-of-art techniques for the characterization of various PTMs, such as phosphorylation, acetylation, cysteine PTMs and glycosylation, and their cross-talking in controlling dynamic cellular mechanisms. The students will be introduced to enrichment, identification and quantitation of phosphorylated, acetylated, and glycosylated peptides from complex biological matrices enabling the students to perform quantitative large scale PTMomics from small amount of sample material. The course will provide individuals with hands-on experience on both the purification of modified peptides using robust methods developed by among others the applicants laboratory and mass spectrometry analysis, as well as on bioinformatics on their own data obtained from EGF stimulated SILAC labeled HeLa cells.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 01 February 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 March 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 01 March 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 March 2017



Registration includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Social Event


Payment details will be sent to accepted participants.

Selection criteria

Selection will be made based on your application, including description on your experience (if any) within the topics covered by the course as well as a description of your current projects and your motivation for applying.

In addition to the official selection criteria set by EMBO we aim to select a group of people with comparable level of experience.

The selected participants will be asked to forward an abstract and prepare a poster for the course

Abstract Guidelines

Accepted participants will receive full abstract guidelines by e-mail. Abstracts should be less than 800 words in length.

Poster Specifications

Poster board size: approximately A0 (841 × 1189 mm )

Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for participants. Applicants do not need to apply separately for travel grants for this event but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered for a travel grant. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants. More information is available at EMBO Travel Grants' page.



Martin Roessel Larsen


Karin Hjernø





Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

University of Southern Denmark

Campusvej 55

DK-5230 Odense M




Tel: +45 6550 2475 (Secretary, Lene B. Hoerning)
Tel: +45 6550 2412 (Karin Hjernø)


Participants will be accommodated in single rooms.


Travelling by train within Denmark

Copenhagen airport

Odense City

Public transportation

bus 41 – detailed info will be given to the participants prior to the course.

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