Organizers

Organizers

Carey

Jannette Carey, Ph.D.

Princeton University
Princeton NJ 08544 USA
jcarey@princeton.edu

Professor Carey has over twenty-five years’ experience in applying and teaching ligand-binding theory with graduate, post-graduate, and advanced undergraduate students at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA. She has developed a simple treatment that is proven to reach students with a wide range of backgrounds, giving them the skills to design and analyze ligand-binding experiments. She holds a prestigious position as visiting scientist of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic at Nove Hrady, and has participated since 2006 as a speaker and/or tutor in the FEBS practical and lecture course, Advanced methods in macromolecular crystallography. She initiated and organized the first FEBS practical and lecture course devoted to ligand binding in 2014. As in 2014, she will act as lecturer for the opening lessons on ligand-binding theory, and as a general tutor overseeing all the laboratory practicals of the course. Additionally, she will give a general lecture about ligand-binding methods.


Wei-Feng Xue, Ph.D.WFX_2400

School of Biosciences
University of Kent
Canterbury,
Kent
CT2 7NJ, 
U.K.
W.F.Xue@kent.ac.uk

Prof. Xue is an Associate Professor (Senior lecturer in Chemical Biology) at the University of Kent.  He is an expert in all aspects of ligand-binding theory and applications, particularly with the experimental and computational methods to be offered on this course. He has been a collaborator of Prof. Carey for over fifteen years. As in 2014, he will act as tutor for the computational sessions held on the first and last lecture days of the course, as tutor for the SPR practical, and as a general tutor overseeing all the laboratory practicals of the course together with Prof. Carey.


Ettrich

Rüdiger Ettrich, Ph.D.

Institute of Microbiology
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Zamek 136
37333 Nove Hrady, CZECH REPUBLIC
ettrich@nh.cas.cz

Professor Ettrich heads the Center for Nanobiology and Structural Biology in Nove Hrady. His research is focused on the relationship between structure and function of proteins, dynamic changes related to functional processes, and the mutual interaction of cofactors and subunits in protein complexes. The research approach uses diverse research methods with a synthesis of theory and experiment. Rüdiger Ettrich is coordinating several multidisciplinary research projects and has an extensive network of international collaborators. He is a long-time collaborator of the co-organizer of this course, Prof. Jannette Carey from Princeton University. His research laboratories will accommodate the course practicals using his instruments for ITC, SPR, and UV-vis and fluorescence spectroscopies. Together with Prof. Carey and Prof. Xue he organized the first FEBS practical and lecture course devoted to ligand binding in 2014.