Advanced Courses for Scientists

The Buck offers intensive master classes on various topics for scientists and researchers wishing to improve their skills. Classes combine theoretical lectures and practical data-handling exercises.

Skyline: Quantitative Proteomics

Drawing from the Bay Area’s deep biotechnology community, the Targeted Proteomics Course features an almost even split between industry participants and those from academic institutions, with participants from several different countries (and continents). With an impressive collection of top-flight instructors and an eager group of participants, it is an intense, collaborative week of discovery and learning on a wide range of targeted proteomic methods and statistical approaches, and even includes a metabolomics section. Feedback from past courses indicates high marks for both the information delivered, as well as the quality of the instructors of the course.

Skyline: A Success in 2018!

During the week of April 2 – 6 2018, 28 participants and 12 instructors delivered the third Bay-area Targeted Proteomics Course at the picturesque Buck Institute for Research on Aging. Drawing from the area’s deep biotechnology community, the course featured an almost even split between industry participants and those from academic institutions, with participants from several different countries (and continents).



With an impressive collection of top-flight instructors and an eager group of participants, it made for an intense, collaborative week of discovery and learning on a wide range of targeted proteomic methods and statistical approaches, and even including a metabolomics section. Initial feedback indicates high marks for both the information delivered, as well as the quality of the instructors of the course.

2019 Course information will be available at the start of the new year.

Bioenergetics Master Class

Martin Brand, David Nicholls and colleagues are pleased to announce that the THIRD CELLULAR BIOENERGETICS MASTER CLASS at the Buck Institute, Novato, California will be held from Monday March 25th (6 p.m.) to Thursday March 28th (1 p.m.). The course will combine theoretical lectures and practical data-handling exercises, including the interpretation of primary data. In addition, there will be an opportunity for help with specific problems raised by participants.

 
The course fee is $400 (academic) and $900 (other). 
 
Space will be limited to 35 participants and registration will be on a first-come basis.
 
Cellular Bioenergetics Master Class
LOCATION DATE LED BY
Buck Institute Mar 25-28, 2019 Martin Brand and David Nicholls

MONDAY, MARCH 25TH.

18:00: L1. David Nicholls: The proton circuit, the central concept of cellular bioenergetics –volts, amps and ohms.
19:00-20:00: Reception in atrium, refreshments.

 TUESDAY, MARCH 26th.

09:00-09:45: L2. David Nicholls: Essential thermodynamics: driving forces.
09:45-10:30: L3: Martin Brand: Function and dysfunction: isolated mitochondria.
10:30-11:00: Coffee break.
11:00-12:30: P1: Martin Brand: The Seahorse respirometer: isolated mitochondria: problem solving.
12:30-13:30: Lunch in atrium.
13:30-14.30: L4: David Nicholls: Function and dysfunction: intact cells.
14:30-15:00: Coffee break.
15:00-16:30: P2: David Nicholls: The Seahorse respirometer: intact cells: problem solving.

 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27TH.

09:00-09:45: L5: Martin Brand: reactive oxygen species.
09:45-10:30: L6: David Nicholls: Using the proton circuit: adenine nucleotides and calcium.
10:30-11:00: Coffee break.
11:30-12:30: L7 David Nicholls: Applying the proton circuit to a physiological problem: brown fat and non-shivering thermogenesis.
12:30-13:30: Lunch in atrium.
13:30-15:00: P3: Shona Mookerjee: The Seahorse respirometer: quantifying glycolytic and oxidative phosphorylation
15:00-15:30: Coffee break.
15:30-17:00: P4 David Nicholls: Monitoring plasma and mitochondrial potentials in intact cells.

Conference Banquet

THURSDAY, MARCH 28TH.

9:00-10:00: L8: David Nicholls: How to evaluate a ‘hot topic’: sirtuins and NAD pools
10:00-10:30: Coffee break.
10:30-11:45:  Question and answer session. An opportunity for lecturers to expand on topics covered. For best use of the time, we will need questions to be submitted in advance and we’ll choose those of most general interest.
11.45-12.30 David Nicholls, Martin Brand, Shona Mookerjee: round-up – how to critically evaluate the cellular physiology literature.
12.30 Sandwich Lunch, eat-in or take-out; depart.

For more information on scientific content, contactmbrand@buckinstitute.org or dnicholls@buckinstitute.org

WW: Thank you so much for that high calorie week of brain candy.
WH: Thank you so much for a stimulating week!
BG: the bioenergetics class was absolutely first-rate; informative, stimulating, etc
RB: I wanted to sincerely thank you all for an excellent and well organized course.
NVB: The course was just outstanding:
LM: Just a note to thank you again for the outstanding course
EDD: Thank you again for the brainstorming and energetic Mito week.
 

Register for the Bioenergetics Master Class

Summer NIA training

The Summer Training Course provides intense exposure to current concepts in experimental aging research for 15-20 research scientists. It is designed primarily for junior faculty and advanced fellows with at least two years postdoctoral experience in cell or molecular biology or a related field. Senior scientists who wish to learn about current aging research are also welcome to apply.
26th Annual Summer Training Course in Experimental Aging Research

The Summer Training Course provides intense exposure to current concepts in experimental aging research for 15-20 research scientists. It is designed primarily for junior faculty and advanced fellows with at least two years postdoctoral experience in cell or molecular biology or a related field. Senior scientists who wish to learn about current aging research are also welcome to apply.  Each day includes:

i) overview lectures on a pivotal topic in modern aging research; ii) development workshops at which trainees present a research proposal, which will be critiqued by workshop faculty with aging expertise; iii) faculty research talks on selected topics. Faculty for the 2018 course include some of the world’s leading scientists in the aging and longevity research community. NO COURSE FEE. Travel and accommodations will be covered by funds from the National Institute on Aging, and meals will be covered by a grant from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research.

  • Cell fate decisions
  • Comparative biology
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Genome maintenance
  • Human aging
  • Microbiome
  • Model invertebrate organisms
  • Mouse models
  • Stem cells
  • Stress responses
  1. A Biosketch or CV including publications
  2. At least one letter of recommendation and
  3. A one page grant proposal – like abstract outlining a hypothesis and specific aims for a research project you would like to pursue.  The course provides expert feedback on your research plans, similar to that of a NIA study section. You may also send up to a one-page supplemental description of your research interests if desired.

Email applications to Dr. Holly Van Remmen: Holly-VanRemmen@omrf.org

Direct inquiries to Dr. Pankaj Kapahi: pkapahi@buckinstitute.org

For administrative information, contact Molly Susag: msusag@buckinstitute.org

Contact for more information

Birgit Schilling, PhD

Ricki Singer

Bioenergetics Master Class

Molly Susag

Summer NIA Training

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