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

Dr. Martin Brand and Dr. David Nicholls have many decades of experience in the theory and practice of mitochondrial bioenergetics, both at the level of the isolated organelle and the intact cell, and , together with colleagues, will present a combination of 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.

Martin and David have many decades of experience in the theory and practice of mitochondrial bioenergetics, both at the level of the isolated organelle and the intact cell, and , together with colleagues, will present a combination of 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.

Cellular Bioenergetics Master Class
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Buck Institute TBA Martin Brand and David Nicholls
  • Essential thermodynamics: driving forces
  • Function and dysfunction: isolated mitochondria
  • The Seahorse respirometer: isolated mitochondria, intact cells and 
quantifying glycolytic and oxidative phosphorylation
  • Monitoring plasma and mitochondrial potentials in intact cells
  • Functional bioenergetic imaging
  • Reactive oxygen species: the design and interpretation of ROS experiments
  • Mitochondrial calcium in physiology and pathology
  • Applying mitochondrial physiology to the pancreatic β-cell
  • How to critically analyze the cellular physiology literature

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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