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EMBO Practical Course

Targeted proteomics: Experimental design and data analysis

12 – 17 November 2017 | Barcelona, Spain

  • Registration Deadline
  • 01 June 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 01 June 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 03 July 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 17 July 2017

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About the Practical Course

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Different targeted proteomics strategies have recently emerged in the field of proteomics that enable the detection and quantification of a predetermined subset of proteins with a high degree of sensitivity and reproducibility across many samples. This EMBO Practical Course aims to fill in the gap between theory and the actual implementation of the targeted proteomics workflow, so that by the end of the week the students have the necessary know-how to implement the targeted proteomics workflows on their own research laboratories.

The EMBO Practical Course will offer a daily keynote talk by a high-profile speaker introducing the topic of the day with examples of his/her own research, followed by "Practical demonstrations" (20%), and "Practical work and exercises" (40%) that will cover the complete workflow for experimental design and data analysis of targeted proteomics assays (i.e. targeted method design, optimization of instrument settings, manual and automated quantitative analysis, and statistical analysis of the data). Moreover, these sessions will be followed by "Poster Sessions" (10%) and "Social Events" to introduce informal discussion tables to adapt the technology to each participant's particular interests.

About EMBO Courses and Workshops

EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timelines, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be from the underrepresented gender).

Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 01 June 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 01 June 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 03 July 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 17 July 2017



Registration fee includes:

  • Participation in all course sessions
  • Course materials
  • Accommodation
  • Lunches, dinners and coffee breaks
  • Welcome dinner
  • Excursion


Selected participants will received an email with a link were to do the payment no later than 17th July 2017.

Selection criteria

In case more than 25 applicants register for this course, the following criteria will be applied to select participants:

  • Each applicant will be requested to submit a short abstract summarizing his/her project and how SRM might be useful in the future. Abstracts will be used to assess which applicants could benefit the most.
  • Each applicant will be expected to have a basic prior knowledge in MS-based proteomics.
  • Fair distribution of applicants from different countries and scientific institutes.
  • Fair gender distribution.
  • Fair background distribution: students, postdocs, scientists and industry participants.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts must be submitted online no later than 1st June 2017. Abstracts must be written in English. Submission of an abstract does not ensure the acceptance for course. Abstracts should include a title, authors, author's institution addresses and body.

Bibliographic references should only be used if quoted in the abstract body. The body of the abstract should not exceed 4,000 characters (including spaces) or 500 words in English.

Poster specifications

The course includes several poster sessions in which participants will explain their research projects. Each participant will be provided with a A0 poster board on which to display the poster.

The poster board surface area is aprox. 90 cm wide and 120 cm high. This is a portrait/vertical format. Materials should be printed on thin poster paper or cardboard, anything heavier will not stay in position. You will be provided with velcro tabs and pins for use in adhering your poster to the board. All participants will present their poster.

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.



Anna Solé Amat


Phone: +34933160375




CRG – Centre for Genomic Regulation

c/Dr Aiguader 88

08003 Barcelona


Accommodation will be arranged and covered by the organizers for both speakers and participants at the same hotel.

Participants will be provided accommodation in double shared rooms with other participants in the course (the organizers will prepare the rooming list based on gender).

Hotel – H10 Marina

Av. Bogatell 64-68

08005 Barcelona


By plane

Barcelona’s main airport is El Prat. Alternative airports are: Girona and Reus.

By train

The city's main station is estació de Sants, where national and international trains arrive, as well as the high-speed train, the AVE, which links Barcelona with Madrid, Lleida, Camp de Tarragona, Zaragoza and Seville.
Although all trains stop at Sants, the city has a number of other stations:

Long distance journeys are best booked in advance but for shorter journeys, including those in Barcelona on the local rodalies (Catalan) or cercanías (Spanish) services, you can buy a ticket before boarding the train.

Barcelona is also served by the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC). Although they run short and medium distance inter-city train services, these are integrated into the city's underground network, the Metro, which means you can use the T-10, a combined ticket for 10 journeys on city buses and the underground as well as the FGC trains.

By bus

The main bus station is Barcelona Nord, which is very near the centre, by the Arc de Triomf, although most buses stop at Sants station. There are national and international services and usually it is not necessary to book in advance. If you want more information, go to the Barcelona Nord bus station website. The bus station is linked to the city’s underground system. Look at the map with the different underground lines and bus routes on the TMB website.

You can also get to the city from the airport on the Aerobús, with stops in Plaça d’Espanya, Urgell, Plaça de la Universitat and Plaça de Catalunya. There is also a night bus, the N17 or the new underground line L9.

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