Functional protein dynamics

5 ECTS lecture and discussion course for PhD students


This summer school focuses on functional dynamics in proteins occurring on timescales ranging from picoseconds to hours as well as their relation to protein function. Recent innovations in experimental biophysics, including NMR, single molecule studies, X-ray and neutron scattering, and mass spectrometry have pushed the limits for biological studies and it is now possible to investigate dynamic processes on timescales and at a resolution that were previously inaccessible. Together with these developments, computational tools have now matured to a level where they can be used both to predict protein properties and help interpret experiments at the atomic level. Importantly, this synergy between experiments and simulations creates novel, exciting avenues to study the fundamental dynamics that drive protein folding, protein-ligand interactions and allosteric regulation of proteins.

Time: 15th August to 19th August 2016
Venue: Biocenter, University of Copenhagen
Programme: Follow link here
 Structural Biology and NMR Laboratory (SBiNLab) and the Kaj Linderstrøm-Lang Centre for Protein Research, Department of Biology

Confirmed speakers (Come back later for updated list):

  • Xavier Salvatella, IRB Barcelona, Spain
  • Mikael Akke, Lund University, Sweden
  • John Christodoulou, University College London, UK
  • Lise Arleth, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Guillermo Montoya, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Jan H Jensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Kasper D Rand, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Micha Ben Achim Kunze, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Alessandro Borgia, University of Zürich, Switzerland
  • Birthe B. Kragelund, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Kaare Teilum, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Teaching format

The school will offer 12 lectures and 12 round table discussions chaired by the invited lecturers. The students are required to be active participants in the round table discussions. The teachers will provide the students with literature etc for their preparation for the round table discussions.

Presentation of PhD projects

The student participants will present an obligatory oral presentation of their Ph. D. projects and a brief written abstract.

Course fee

The course is free, but the students have to pay their own travel, accomodation and meals.


The registration closed 1st June 2016.