12-14 September 2018
Cryo-EM Lab, Dip. BioScienze, Universita’ di Milano, Via Celoria 26.

1st Workshop on Single Particle Electron Microscopy: from Theory to Practice


Single-particle Electron Microscopy (SP-EM) has stepped up as the mainstream technology for studying the structure of cells, viruses and protein complexes at molecular resolution. Despite recent advances in microscope design, imaging hardware and enhanced image processing, the experiments’ outcome still depends on many practical aspects of sample preparation and image acquisition.

How to apply: The course is limited to 10 participants. For selection purposes applicants are required to submit a brief scientific CV and letter of motivation (max 200 words explaining why your project/research group will benefit from the workshop), by July 1st 2018 to the following mail address: Selected participants will be notified one week after the submission deadline, together with logistics and participation details.
Registration Fees: Academic Fee 200 € | Non-Academic Fee 500 €

27-29 September, 2017
University of Salerno, Fisciano (SA), Italy



The course is made up of four sessions, covering:

Learning principles and how they apply to training and teaching
Teaching techniques that can be used to enhance learner engagement and participation
Assessment and feedback in training and teaching
Lesson, course, and materials design

There is no course attendance fee. The participants will need to bear their travel and hotel costs (if any). ELIXIR-EXCELERATE will cover coffee breaks and lunches.

We will accept a maximum of 15 participants. Priority will be given to candidates from ELIXIR nodes. Notifications of acceptance will be sent shortly after the application, which will remain open until we reach 15 participants.

Full details and the application form at:

27-29 September, 2017
Parma, Italy

Advanced School on Protein Structure and Dynamics: from Spectroscopy to Mass Spectrometry

Due to the success of the first “Advanced School on Protein Structure and Dynamics: from Spectroscopy to Mass Spectrometry” organized by the Protein Group and the Italian Mass Spectrometry Society, held at the University of Parma and Chiesi Pharmaceutics, on February 22-24, 2017,  a second edition will be held on September 27-29, 2017.  Registration will be open within the next week.  Participants are limited to 12.  Applicants to the first School and not accepted are already registered, therefore the available positions are limited.  A few fellowships are available to cover the expenses only for young SIB members. Please, send requests to with motivation letter and CV.

4-8 September, 2017
Milano (Italy)

Towards a bio-based economy: science, innovation, economics, education

Bio-based economy (Bioeconomy) aims at reducing the dependence from fossil fuels and finite materials without overexploiting natural resources. According to the definition of the European Commission “Bioeconomy encompasses those parts of economy that use renewable biological resources from land and sea to produce food, biomaterials, bioenergy and bioproducts”. Behind bioeconomy there is much science related to industrial biotechnology and a deep change in Economics and Politics, as
well as societal issues.
A new cross-sector expertise is therefore required. This summer school aims at providing a broad overview of the mentioned issues and will be held by national and international speakers, both from academia and from industry. At least one visit to a company involved in the production of bio-based compounds will be included in the school’s schedule. Because of its inter-disciplinarity, the program welcomes participants with different backgrounds. Participants should be aware that a basic knowledge about the scientific basis of biotechnology is required and can ask organizers for advice.
Networking and discussion among students and lecturers will be encouraged and fostered throughout the duration of the school, with social event and a poster session.


25-26 June, 2017
Gargano (Italy)

Riunione dei Giovani Biochimici dell’Area milanese

8-9 June, 2017
Catanzaro, Italy

The Future of Cancer Therapy: The Genome Editing Era

8 May, 2017
Parma (Italy)

One-Day Course: Proteins as drug target, proteins as drug, and protein degradation as therapeutic strategy

18 Jennuary, 2017
Napoli (Italy)

Workshop dei docenti e ricercatori del SSD BIO/10 campani

Lo scopo del Workshop è quello di contribuire a fare sempre più “comunità”, stimolare possibili collaborazioni e coinvolgere soprattutto i nostri giovani ricercatori nella organizzazione del prossimo Congresso della SIB.
Il Workshop ha avuto un riscontro molto positivo (99 poster inviati da 72 proff. ordinari, associati e ricercatori), ottenendo anche una sponsorizzazione che consentirà a 10 nostri giovani di iscriversi alla nostra Società.

22-24 February, 2017
Parma (Italy)

Advanced School on Protein Structure and Dynamics: from Spectroscopy to Mass Spectrometry

15-19, July, 2017
Spetses (Greece)

IUBMB Advanced School – A molecular view of the food-health relationship

Way too often, the various classes of bioactive components in food are considered as “drugs”, and studied as isolated systems also in their interactions with the macrobiota. This advanced course aims at framing the health effects of nutrients in a holistic way, by considering the molecular relationships that occur among food components when they are processed, eaten, and come in contact with the human microbiota. Attention will also be paid to specific metabolic and/or behavioral disorders and to food intolerances. The course will address the molecular drivers of the food-health relationships, and outline the molecular basis of possible interventions when required and appropriate.

Target: The advanced school is primarily aimed at young scientists (PhD students, post-docs, junior faculty) active in the fields of biochemistry, nutrition, food science, and related disciplines.