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Characterization of post-translational modifications

7 – 14 April 2016 | Odense, Denmark

Registration deadline

01 February 2016

Abstract submission deadline

15 March 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

01 March 2016

Payment deadline

15 March 2016

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About the practical course

Protein post-translational modification (PTM) is a crucial mechanism in cellular regulation. Many proteins can be modified through the addition or removal of chemical groups at specific locations to alter the function of the protein in ways that produce a particular outcome for the cell. In addition, PTMs of a given protein can affect each other leading to distinct functions of the protein, a phenomenon termed PTM cross-talking. Linking PTM dynamics and cell biology is an expanding area of study, and one fraught with technical difficulties.


This EMBO Practical Course aims to provide a theoretical and practical overview of state-of-art techniques for the characterization of various PTMs, such as phosphorylation, acetylation and glycosylation, and their cross-talking in controlling dynamic cellular mechanisms. The students will be introduced to enrichment, identification and quantitation of phosphorylated, acetylated and glycosylated peptides from complex biological matrices enabling the students to perform quantitative large scale PTMomics from small amount of sample material. The course will provide individuals with hands-on experience on both the purification of modified peptides using robust methods developed by among others the applicants laboratory and mass spectrometry analysis, as well as on bioinformatics on the data obtained during the course.







Registration deadline

01 February 2016

Abstract submission deadline

15 March 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

01 March 2016

Payment deadline

15 March 2016












Registration includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Social Event

Selection Criteria

Selection will be made based on your application, including description on your experience (if any) within the topics covered by the course as well as a description of your current projects and your motivation for applying.
In addition to the official selection criteria set by EMBO we aim to select a group of people with comparable level of experience.


Abstract Guidelines

Accepted participants will receive abstract guidelines by e-mail.


Poster Specifications

The selected participants will be asked to forward an abstract and prepare a poster for the course

Poster board size: approximately A0 (841 × 1189 mm ).



Accepted participants will receive payment details by e-mail.





Karin Hjernø

Phone: +45 6550 2412




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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Southern Denmark
Campusvej 55
DK-5230 Odense M

Department website:

Protein research group:

Phone: +45 6550 2475 (Secretary, Lene B. Hoerning)
Phone: +45 6550 2412 (Karin Hjernø)




Hotel Domir
Hans Tausens Gade 19
5000 Odense C


Attendees will be accommodated in single rooms.

Travel Details

Travelling by train within Denmark:

Copenhagen airport

Odense City

Public transportation, bus 41 – detailed info will be given to the participants prior to the course.