EMBO Workshop “Bacterial cell division: Closing the gap”

About the Workshop

Cell division is essential for bacterial propagation and closely tied to other cell cycle events. It is of central importance in bacterial cell biology. This field is now enjoying a highly productive period with major discoveries in many bacterial species. For example, in vitro reconstruction of parts of the division machinery has led to mechanistic insights into divisome function, and super-resolution imaging and single particle tracking techniques revealed with unprecedented resolution the dynamics, localization and structures of cell division components. New research has also produced essential knowledge and powerful tools for antibiotic drug discovery efforts targeting cell division. The aim of this EMBO Workshop is to bring together both established experts and early career researchers to discuss recent major advances in our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of cell division, as well as novel aspects of division and its regulation in non-model bacteria, antibiotic target selection and drug development.

EMBO Workshops have traditionally provided a stimulating platform to discuss research and ideas on bacterial cell cycle, cell division, and morphogenesis. We envisage that this conference will live up to this tradition.

Course fee for students/postdocs: 400 EUR
Registration and abstract submission deadline: 10 February 2019
The course will be held in Lund.

More information about the course, including speakers list and link for registration:

Note: NDPIA members can apply for co-funding for travel and accommodation costs for participating in the workshop If doing so, participants should consider mentioning their affiliation to NDPIA and MIMS – the Swedish node of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine – when applying for courses/workshops at EMBL since this might result in a more favourable judgement of applications. Suggested wording to complement a well motivated application: “….. I am also a member of the National (Swedish) Doctoral Programme in Infection and Antibiotics (NDPIA) which is coordinated via MIMS (Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden), the Swedish node of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine.”

If accepted to the EMBL course, NDPIA participants can apply for NDPIA co-funding for up to 10 000 SEK covering costs for registration fee, travel and accommodation by filling out the on-line form below.

After having participated in an EMBL course with NDPIA co-funding, the recipient should submit a form including details on the course, learning outcomes, their opinion of the course etc. Link to follow-up form. This is a prerequisite for receiving the granted NDPIA co-funding after having attended the course.



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