COST Action FeSBioNet | Understanding the molecular mechanisms of Fe/S protein biogenesis

UCIBIO, Campus Caparica
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, June 23, 2017 - 18:00

We are organizing the First Hands-On Training School of the COST Action FeSBioNet, “Understanding the molecular mechanisms of Fe/S protein biogenesis”.

The Training School will be held at the Campus of Caparica – research center UCIBIO, and ITQB, Oeiras, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal, in the period 19-23 June, 2017

The Hands-On Training School aims to give students an overview of the main challenges in studying Fe-S biogenesis pathways, and provide them with fundamental knowledge and hand-on experience in genetic manipulation, protein production, spectroscopic analysis and structural characterization of Fe-S proteins.

Invited lectures

L1- Nick Le Brun, School of Chemistry, UEA, Norwich, UK

L2- Tracey Rouault, NIH Bathesda, USA

L3- Joana Lobo Antunes, ITQB NOVA, PT

L4- Oliver Stehling, Philipps University, Marburg, DE

L5- Sofia Pauleta, UCIBIO-Requimte, UNL, Caparica, PT

L6- Peter Hildebrandt, Technical Univ. Berlin, DE

L7- Gabriela Almeida, UCIBIO-Requimte, UNL, Caparica, PT

L8- Mario Picciolli, CERM, Florence, IT

L9- Miguel Teixeira, ITQB, UNL, PT

L10- Haydyn Mertens, EMBL Hamburg, DE

L11- Margarida Bastos, Faculdade de Ciências, CIQ-UP, Porto, PT


For more information here.

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Please encourage your PhD students and young researchers to join the TS.  The deadline for applications is the 7th of April. Grants will be available under COST Action CA15133.


TS-CA-FeSBioNet Local Organizing Committee (PT):

Anjos L. Macedo (UCIBIO-Requimte, UNL)

Sofia Pauleta (UCIBIO-Requimte, UNL)

Smilja Todorovic (ITQB, UNL)

Catarina Pimentel (ITQB, UNL)


COST Action CA 15133 (

Chair: Mario Picciolli, CIRMMP, Florence, IT

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