The 2017 Summer School on Molecular Biophysics & Protein Interactions will be held on May 22nd and 23rd in Montréal, at the science complex of the Université du Québec à Montréal. It will provide an introduction to nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, surface plasmon resonance (SPR), isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The summer school will consist of a combination of theoretical lectures, and hands-on sessions.


Monday morning you will receive a theoretical introduction to the different experimental approaches. Dr. Alexandre Arnold will give us an overview of different experiments used in solid-state NMR for proteins. Dr. Steve Bourgault will summarize kinetics and thermodynamics of protein-protein interactions as detected by SPR and ITC. Finally, Dr. Isabelle Rouiller will present TEM and its application to protein structure determination.

On Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning, hands-on sessions will be held for each of the techniques at specialised platforms at UQAM and McGill university. The experiments will be taught using protocols which can later be used in the context of your own research.


To help reinforce your understanding a summary workshop will take place encouraging group problem solving, and a renowned biophysicist will present their research pertaining to the techniques seen. As an added bonus you are welcome to stay for the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society of Canada that is also happening from the 24th to 26th of May, at the science complex of UQAM .


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Ximena Zottig ( ). For PROTEO members, one night of accommodation will be covered and organized through the PROTEO network. Transportation will also be covered, however it must be organized by the individuals (for reimbursement, please contact Pierre-Yves Savard (


The number of seats is limited to 50, so register as soon as possible!

May 22-23 2017

Université du Québec à Montreal
200 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montréal, Québec
Canada, H2X 1X5

April 10, 2017 08:30 EDT to May 12, 2017 15:00 EDT
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