IBPS Summer School on Optical Biosensors

IBPS International Summer School: Aug. 27 - Sept. 2, in Paris, France. 

Deadline for application: May 7th, 2017. Apply now!

IBPS Summer School

The Institute of Biology Paris-Seine organizes an international summer school primarily targeted to PhD students and post-docs on the topic of optical biosensors. The participants will acquire theoretical and methodological knowledge for the use of optical biosensors, specifically for applications in neuroscience. By the end of this week of theoretical presentations and practical works, they will be able to define which is the best strategy for the use of biosensors to answer their own scientific questions, to select the adapted tools, to carry out the adequate experiments and to interpret these results.

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About biosensors

Biosensors are protein molecules that permit to measure a specific biological signal in real-time at the individual cell level. Biosensors use the fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) mechanism, or the bioluminescence, to create a signal detectable by optical microscopy. Due to recent major improvements of their optical properties, biosensors can now be used routinely in complex cell preparations to quantify the action of drugs (or drug candidates) on individual neurons. This novel approach opens interesting prospects, in particular in neuropsychiatric preclinical research.

How to apply

Candidates will be selected on the quality of their academic curriculum, their project's relevance and their motivation.

To apply:

1. Fill in the form on the dedicated website: IBPS Summer School on Optical Biosensors

2. Send to summerschoolibps2017@gmail.com the following documents:

  • A CV including a list of publications
  • A cover letter
  • At least one letter of reference

Practical information

Dates: August, 27th - September 2nd, 2017.

Location: Institute of Biology Paris-Seine, 7-9 quai Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris, France.

Deadline for application: May 7th, 2017.

Organization: The summer school is free, including accomodation, breakfasts and lunches. Only travel costs and dinners (3 evenings in the week) are at the participant's expense.

Organization committee

Contact: ibps.comm@upmc.fr

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