We invite you to join us at the FEBS advanced lecture course on Lipid dynamics and Membrane Contact sites on the beautiful island of Spetses in Greece, from August 31 to September 7, 2018.

In this advanced course we have brought together a unique combination of frontiers in science focusing on the role of membrane contact sites and related lipid dynamics. The course includes introductory and state-of-art lectures with special emphasis on the architecture of membrane contact sites and their role in lipid logistics, the emerging role of lipid transport proteins, membrane curvature, and on neutral lipids. In addition, the lipid field is technically complex and recent technological advances will also be addressed. Young researchers will have ample opportunity to present their own research during open slots for short talks, poster flash presentations, and poster sessions. Social interactions are an important aspect of the meeting for students to meet and discuss basic and emerging topics with the lecturers.

This course is a succession of a series of successful courses, which is intended to provide an international venue to train young lipid researchers and bring them together with frontier lipid scientists from all over the world. Generations of lipid scientists have vivid memories of this course that has been a highlight in their starting career. The course is held at the Anargyrios and Korgialenios School with a rich history itself and that, although modest, provides a fantastic atmosphere which brings the students and teachers together in a very stimulating way.

For more details on the topics and the program see programme or download the poster.

Please register via the "Applications" tab using the "Register Now" button.

We are looking forward to an exciting course and to welcome you on the wonderful island of Spetses!

On behalf of the members of the advanced course committee,

Bernd Helms


Sponsors and Donators


  • Applications Opening
    1 Feb 2018
  • YTG Applications Closing
    1 June 2018
  • (extended) Applications closing
    1 July 2018

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