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EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Course

Structural and biophysical methods for biological macromolecules in solution

14 – 20 October 2019 | Santiago, Chile

  • Registration Deadline
  • 31 August 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 September 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 21 September 2019

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About the Global Exchange Lecture Course

Structural methods applicable to solutions facilitate structural and functional studies on biological macromolecules under close to native conditions. Fully exploiting this opportunity allows one to extract the maximum amount of biologically meaningful information and to relate the structural results to the function of the system. The main objective of this EMBO course is to train graduate students and postdocs in state-of-the-art methods to study biological macromolecules in solution. We aim at a comprehensive coverage of the major structural and biophysical techniques employed for characterization of high and low resolution structure and structural transitions, macromolecular complex formation, protein folding, stability, interactions and enzymatic mechanisms.

This EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Course will include lectures on:

  • Small-angle X­ray and neutron scattering (SAXS/SANS)
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
  • Light scattering, hydrodynamic, calorimetric and spectroscopic approaches
  • Cryo­electron microscopy (cryo­EM)
  • Bioinformatic tools to analyse protein-­protein interactions
  • crystallography (MX)

Special attention will be paid to interdisciplinary approaches, where the synergistic use of complementary techniques leads to a comprehensive description of macromolecular systems.

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
  • 31 August 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 September 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 21 September 2019


  • ACADEMIC (no accomodation) EUR 90

Registration includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Catering


Payments will be accepted via bank transfer only. The details will be sent to accepted participants by email.

Selection criteria

Preference will be given to the applicants active in structural biology, mostly late Ph.D. students and early postdocs. More senior scientists, depending on circumstances, could also participate, and we shall also consider non-academic applicants.

Poster specifications

A0 posters in portrait orientation are preferable, width should not exceed 85 cm, height should not exceed 120 cm.

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.

Child care grant

EMBO Courses and Workshops offers grants to offset additional child care costs incurred by participants or speakers when participating at any EMBO Courses and Workshop funded meeting. Eligible costs include fees for a caregiver or child-care facility, travel costs for a caregiver, or travel costs for taking the child to the meeting etc. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to be considered for the grant. Please also describe how you intend to use the child care grant and specify the sum that you will need.



Margret Fischer

+49 40 89902 110




P. Universidad Catolica de Chile

Alameda 340

Santiago, 8331150, Chile


The Biological Sciences Faculty of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile is located in downtown Santiago de Chile, the capital of the country. The campus is next to "Universidad Católica" metro station and to Alameda street, the main artery of the city.

Students will share rooms.


The international airport SCL is 18 km away, about 20 minutes by car, depending on traffic conditions.

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