Summer School on EPR Spectroscopy at Leipzig University

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15. – 18. July 2013, Leipzig University
Prof. Dr. Hassane Mchaourab, Vanderbilt University Nashville, USA

Course description: This is an advanced, intensive course directed at graduate students. It is intended to provide an overview of the EPR spectroscopy and its application to protein biophysics. Electron paramagnetic resonance is a magnetic resonance technique for the analysis of naturally occurring or introduced free radicals. In protein spin labeling, a stable free radical, spin label, is introduced specifically into the protein sequence via site-directed mutagenesis. The lectures will describe the technical and biochemical aspects of protein spin labeling, discuss the spectral parameters that are determined from EPR analysis of spin labeled proteins and their structural and dynamic interpretation. The lectures will end with an examination.

Dr. Hassane S. Mchaourab is professor of molecular physiology, biophysics, physics and chemistry at the Vanderbilt University. He has a life-long interest in the application of EPR spectroscopy to protein dynamics. The laboratory is engaged in method developments and applications on a variety of systems including kinases, transporters and chaperones.

Venue: Medical Faculty, Medicine Institute of Medical Physics and Biophysics, Room S018, Härtelstr. 16-18, 04107 Leipzig

Credit Points: 2 (graded)

Registration: If you want to attend the summer school, please register by sending an e-mail to Anett Albrecht.