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Targeted proteomics: Experimental design and data analysis

13 – 18 November 2016 | Barcelona, Spain

Registration and abstract submission deadline

1 June 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

1 July 2016

Payment deadline

15 July 2016

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About the practical course

Different targeted proteomics strategies have recently emerged in the field of proteomics that enable the detection and quantification of a predetermined subset of proteins with a high degree of sensitivity and reproducibility across many samples. This EMBO Practical Course aims to fill in the gap between theory and the actual implementation of the targeted proteomics workflow, so that by the end of the week the students have the necessary know-how to implement the targeted proteomics workflows on their own research laboratories. The course will offer a daily keynote talk by a high-profile speaker introducing the topic of the day with examples of his/her own research, followed by "Practical demonstrations" (20%), and "Practical work and exercices" (40%) that will cover the complete workflow for experimental design and data analysis of targeted proteomics assays (i.e. targeted method design, optimization of instrument settings, manual and automated quantitative analysis, and statistical analysis of the data). Moreover, these sessions will be followed by "Poster Sessions" (10%) and "Social Events" to introduce informal discussion tables to adapt the technology to each participant's particular interests.







Registration and abstract submission deadline

1 June 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

1 July 2016

Payment deadline

15 July 2016












Registration includes:

  • Participation in all course sessions
  • Course materials
  • Accommodation
  • Lunches, dinners and coffee breaks
  • Welcome dinner
  • Excursion



In case more than 25 applicants register for this course, the following criteria will be applied to select participants:

  • Each applicant will be requested to submit a short abstract summarizing his/her project and how SRM might be useful in the future. Abstracts will be used to assess which applicants could benefit the most.
  • Each applicant will be expected to have a basic prior knowledge in MS-based proteomics.
  • Fair distribution of applicants from different countries and scientific institutes.
  • Fair gender distribution.
  • Fair background distribution: students, postdocs, scientists and industry participants.



Abstracts must be submitted online no later than 1 June 2016. Abstracts must be written in English.

ubmission of an abstract does not ensure the acceptance for course. Abstracts should include a title, authors, author's institution addresses and body.

Bibliographic references should only be used if quoted in the abstract body. The body of the abstract should not exceed 4,000 characters (including spaces) or 500 words in English.



The EMBO Practical Course includes several poster sessions in which participants will explain their research projects. Each participant will be provided with a A0 poster board on which to display the poster.

The poster board surface area is aprox. 90 cm wide and 120 cm high. This is a portrait/vertical format. Materials should be printed on thin poster paper or cardboard, anything heavier will not stay in position. You will be provided with velcro tabs and pins for use in adhering your poster to the board. All participants will present their poster.



Participants will be provided accommodation in double shared rooms with other participants in the course (the organizers will prepare the rooming list based on gender).


Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for eligible participants. Applicants do not need to apply separately for travel grants for this event. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants. More information is available at EMBO Travel Grants' page.




Sharon Bel

Phone: +34933160375





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CRG – Centre for Genomic Regulation

c/Dr Aiguader 88
08003 Barcelona



Accommodation will be arranged and covered by the organizers for both speakers and participants at the same hotel.
Hotel – H10 Marina
Av. Bogatell 64-68
08005 Barcelona



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By train

The city's main station is estació de Sants, which is where national and international trains arrive, as well as the high-speed train, the AVE, which links Barcelona with Madrid, Lleida, Camp de Tarragona, Zaragoza and Seville.
Although all trains stop at Sants, the city has a number of other stations.

Long distance journeys are best booked in advance but for shorter journeys, including those in Barcelona on the local rodalies (Catalan) or cercanías (Spanish) services, you can buy a ticket before boarding the train.
Barcelona is also served by the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC). Although they run short and medium distance inter-city train services, these are integrated into the city's underground network, the Metro, which means you can use the T-10, a combined ticket for 10 journeys on city buses and the underground as well as the FGC trains. There are three FGC lines (6, 7 and 8) integrated in the metropolitan transport system, which runs the underground in the city itself.


By bus

The main bus station is Barcelona Nord, which is very near the centre, by the Arc de Triomf, although most buses stop at Sants station. There are national and international services and usually it is not necessary to book in advance. If you want more information, go to the Barcelona Nord bus station website. The bus station is linked to the city’s underground system. Look at the map with the different underground lines and bus routes on the TMB website.
You can also get to the city from the airport on the Aerobús,  with stops in Plaça d’Espanya, Urgell, Plaça de la Universitat and Plaça de Catalunya. There is also a night bus, the N17.


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