XX School of Pure and Applied Biophysics

Location: Palazzo Franchetti, the premises of the Istituto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti in the historical centre of Venice, close to Canal Grande and Accademia.

January 25th-29th, 2016

More info

Scope

The focus of the 2016 School is Molecular and biophysical aspects of photosynthesis.

Photosynthesis converts solar energy into chemical energy and support most living organisms on Earth. Biomass produced by photosynthetic organisms was converted into fossil fuels that now supply energy to power most human activities. The school will cover the most recent knowledge on the features of the photosynthetic machinery and its regulation. It will cover in particular the structure of photosystems, regulation of electron and proton transport, light harvesting and photo-protection, carbon fixation and photorespiration.

The School, now at his XX edition, focuses on contemporary biophysical topics. It aims to draw young researchers' attention to frontier research subject with considerable scientific and educational impact.

Program

Structure of photosystems
Regulation of electron/ proton transport
Light harvesting and photo-protection
Carbon fixation and photorespiration

Invited Speakers

Eva Mari Aro, University of Turku, Finland
Jim Barber, Imperial College, London, UK
Roberto Bassi, University of Verona, Italy
Donatella Carbonera, University of Padova, Italy
Pierre Cardol, University of Liege, Belgium
Roberta Croce, VU Amsterdam, Netherlands
Elisabetta Collini, University of Padova, Italy
Giovanni Finazzi, CEA Grenoble, France
Matt Johnson, University of Sheffield, UK
Pierre Joliot, IBPC, Paris, France
Fabrice Rappaport, IBPC, Paris, France
Jean-David Rochaix, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Paolo Trost, University of Bologna, Italy
Andreas Weber, University of Düsseldorf, Germany
Klaus Möbius,University of Berlin, Germany

Registration

Maximum 35 students will be admitted to the school. Applications are encouraged from young scientists (PhD students and postdocs)
interested in the topics of the school.
A poster session will be held for students to present their activity but the presentation of a poster is not mandatory.
The participation fee is 350 Euro which includes five nights' accommodation and attendance at the lessons.
The fee for students who do not need accommodation is 165 Euros.
Deadline for registration 4th December 2015.
Applicants are admitted to the school by the Scientific Committee based on the information provided on the application form (short curriculum).
The results of the selection will be individually communicated by e-mail.
Payment must be performed within two weeks of notification of admission.
Applications are encouraged from all young scientists (PhD students and post doctors) interested in the topics of the school.
Application process:
· Send an email to the Scientific Committee at: tomas.morosinotto@unipd.it or ildi@civ.bio.unipd.it
· In the subject field, write your full name and “Venice School on Photosynthesis”
· In the email, please provide:
1. contact information (name, affiliation, address, email, and phone number)
2. current position
3. name of reference person (e.g. supervisor)
4. preliminary poster title (not mandatory)
5. short CV (maximum one A4 page; text and pdf files are admitted).

Organization

Organised by:

SIBPA - Società Italiana di Biofisica Pura e Applicata
IVSLA - Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti

With the support of:

SIBV – Società italiana di Biologia Vegetale
ISPR – International Society of Photosynthesis Research
University of Padova – Dipartimento di Biologia

Scientific Coordinators

Tomas Morosinotto (Department of Biology, University of Padova)
Ildikò Szabò (Department of Biology, University of Padova)
Giorgio M. Giacometti (IVSLA and University of Padua)

Information

tomas.morosinotto@unipd.it
ildiko.szabo@unipd.it

Sede: Complesso biologico Vallisneri, Viale Giuseppe Colombo n. 3 / via Ugo Bassi n. 58/b

Ubicazione: Piano 5° sud, stanza n. 03

Orario: lunedì - venerdì: dalle ore 08.30 alle ore 14.00

Responsabile del settore: Giuseppe Cortese

Gruppo operativo: Vittorio Galligioni

Modalità di contatto:

Attività:

  • Gestire la manutenzione elettronica delle piccole strumentazioni in collaborazione con il Laboratorio tecnologico del Dipartimento
  • Garantire il funzionamento e l’efficienza dell’infrastruttura hardware (PC, Notebook, Rete) e attrezzature informatiche in uso al personale docente e al personale tecnico amministrativo del Dipartimento

Sede: Complesso Biologico “A. Vallisneri”, Viale Giuseppe Colombo n. 3 / via Ugo Bassi n. 58/b

Ubicazione: Ufficio 6° piano est, stanza n. 89, CRIBI

Orario: da lunedì a venerdì: dalle 8.30 alle 15.00

Responsabili del Servizio: Beniamina Pacchioni, Caterina Millino

Gruppo operativo: Beniamina Pacchioni, Caterina Millino

Modalità di contatto:

Attività

  • Analisi qualitativa e quantitativa ds e ss DNA; tot, m e miRNA.
  • Estrazione DNA e RNA tot e miRNA
  • QRT-PCR (SybrGreen e Taqman, ecc)
  • Digital droplet-PCR Biorad
  • Microarray Agilent
  • Sequenziamento piccoli genomi con NGS (Ion Torrent)

Sede: Complesso Biologico “A. Vallisneri”, Viale Giuseppe Colombo n. 3 / via Ugo Bassi n. 58/b

Ubicazione: Ufficio esterno edificio ex-Gottardo, 1° piano

Orario: da lunedì a venerdì: dalle 10.00 alle 14.00

Responsabile del settore: Giuseppe Cortese

Gruppo operativo: Giuseppina Secchi

Modalità di contatto:

Attività

  • Gestione dello Spaccio tecnologico del Dipartimento
  • Acquisizione preventivi dai fornitori e distribuzione del materiale
  • Rilevazione fabbisogno consumabili laboratori di ricerca di Dipartimento