Aarhus University Seal / Aarhus Universitets segl


Participants should arrive on Monday 14 September 2020, with the main scientific programme beginning in the morning of Tuesday 15 September.
The course ends in the evening of Saturday 19 September, with departure on Sunday 20 September.  

Tentative programme


Plenary session I

Arrival and
Arwen PearsonMartin WeikElena SeiradakeJames FraserAlexandre BonvinDeparture
Coffee/teaArrival and
Coffee/tea  Coffee/tea  Coffee/tea  Coffee/tea  Coffee/tea  Departure  
Plenary session 2
Arrival and
Lise ArlethAnnette Langkilde  Gregers Andersen  Poul Nissen Kresten Lindorff-Larsen  Departure  
Arrival and
Lunch and free time  Lunch and free time  Lunch and free time  Lunch and free time  Lunch and free time  Departure  
Arrival and
Poster session with 20 short presentationsPoster session with 20 short presentations  Group discussions of specific methods and integral approachesJournal club highlighting and discussing interdisciplinary projectsPanel discussion (chairs: Poul Nissen and Birthe B. Kragelund)Departure  
Plenary session 3
Arrival and
Birthe B. KragelundSusan Lea     Antoine TrillerTanja MittagJay GrovesDeparture  
Dinner 19:00-21:00Get-together     Conference dinner, poster prize  Conference dinner  Student prizeDeparture  
EveningArrival and
Poster/socialPoster/social  Poster/social  Poster/social  Poster/social  Departure  

Speakers organize their material in ~20 min. blocks of subtopics/subjects with interludes of discussion/reflection activities.

Lectures will cover both the biophysical background of specific methods and discuss the integration with other methods to solve particularly difficult problems in biology. In this way we seek to stimulate informed, expertise-based discussions on how to distinguish and prioritize individual methods addressing specific biophysical, biochemical and cell biological questions, and how to integrate several methods to address and validate models of more general biological questions.

Group discussions Thursday will discuss particular topics in the perspective of the participants and their own expertise. The participants are encouraged to include their own project experiences and questions, which at that time have all been presented through posters.

Journal Club Saturday will introduce and discuss interdisciplinary papers of structural biology with participants divided into smaller groups that each cover all or most of the relevant expertise.

Panel discussion Friday will reflect on the whole week and have both students and speakers on the panel.

Poster prize will be selected by a poster committee selected among the speakers.

The students prize will be selected by the organizing committee and honour a participant, who has engaged really well in the workshop.

Lunch groups may be organized to pair speakers with rotating groups of participants

Close contact between the students and the lecturers

From our previous experience, close contact between the students and the lecturers is guaranteed. They will not only meet during the lessons and the discussions but will also have lunches together and will spend free time together at the beach and during the evenings.

Small tutorial groups keep the students and tutors together even after evening sessions for dinner groups.