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Bioenergetics Master Class 2020

Continuing the highly successful Buck Institute Bioenergetics Master Class, Martin Brand, David Nicholls and Shona Mookerjee will be conducting the 2020 Master Class as a three-day interactive online course from October 5th to October 7th. This workshop-intensive course focuses on theoretical and practical aspects of the functional bioenergetics of isolated mitochondria and intact cells. Participants will work through problem-solving sessions of experimental design and data analysis, and discuss examples from published literature.

The course fee is $100 (academic) and $250 (other). 

Space is limited to 35 participants and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

REGISTRATION HAS REACH CAPACITY AND IS NOW CLOSED. Please email Ricki Singer with questions: rsinger@buckinstitute.org

2020 Course Registration

October 5, 2020 - October 7, 2020
Buck Institute

8001 Redwood Blvd
Novato, California 94945

Course Information

MONDAY, OCTOBER 5TH.

8:30-9:00: Introduction.
9:00-10:00: L1. David Nicholls: The proton circuit, the central concept of cellular bioenergetics – volts, amps and ohms.
10:00-10:30: Informal breakouts*.
10:30-11:30: L2. David Nicholls: Essential thermodynamics: driving forces.
11:30-12:00: Informal breakouts.
12:00-13:00: L3. Martin Brand: Function and dysfunction: isolated mitochondria part 1.
13:00-14:00: Informal breakouts (lunch).
14:00-15:00: L4. Martin Brand: Function and dysfunction: isolated mitochondria part 2.
15:00-15:30: Informal breakouts.
15:30-17:30: P1. Martin Brand: The Seahorse XF analyzer: isolated mitochondria: problem solving.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6TH.

09:00-10:00: L5. David Nicholls: Function and dysfunction: intact cells.
10:00-10:30: Informal breakouts.
10:30-12:00: P2. David Nicholls: The Seahorse XF analyzer: intact cells: problem solving.
12:00-13:00: L6. Martin Brand: reactive oxygen species.
13:00-14:00: Informal breakouts (lunch).
14:00-15:00: L7. Shona Mookerjee: The Seahorse XF analyzer: quantifying glycolytic and oxidative phosphorylation.
15:00-15:30: Informal breakouts.
15:30-17:30: P3. Shona Mookerjee: The Seahorse XF analyzer: quantifying glycolytic and oxidative phosphorylation: problem solving.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7TH.

09:00-10:00: L8. David Nicholls: Applying the proton circuit to a physiological problem: brown fat and non-shivering thermogenesis.
10:00-10:30: Informal breakouts.
10:30-12:15: P4. David Nicholls: Monitoring plasma and mitochondrial potentials in intact cells: problem solving.
12:15-13:15: L9. David Nicholls:  Quality control: how to critically evaluate the bioenergetic literature.
13:15-14:15: Martin Brand, Shona Mookerjee, David Nicholls: free-ranging discussion on the state of bioenergetic research.
14:15-16:00: Breakout rooms available for small-group networking amongst participants.

*Informal breakouts: We will try to replicate the networking opportunities of an in-person course. There will be enough breakout rooms to accommodate 4-5 people per room, often containing either David, Martin, Shona, or a member of the Brand lab. At each break you will be randomly pre-assigned to one of the rooms so you can choose to drop in (or not) with a coffee or lunch to chat informally with each other, or with the course leaders. Ideally, you won’t spend the breaks on your emails or twitter (you can do that anytime without attending a course). Over the three days you should get the opportunity to interact with every other participant. On the final day you have the option of holding follow-up deeper conversations or plan new shared projects with any other attendee (just let us know by Wednesday lunchtime who you want to be roomed with).

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.
 

Directions

The Buck Institute is located 25 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge.

San Francisco Airport/San Francisco/South Bay:

  • Take Highway 101 North across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Take the last Novato exit — Atherton/San Marin Drive (just north of the DeLong exit)
  • Turn left at the stoplight, and go west over the freeway overpass
  • Get in the right lane, and turn right at the second stoplight onto Redwood Boulevard
  • Go approximately ½ mile, and turn left onto Buck Center Drive
  • At the top of the hill, turn left into the Visitor Parking Lot

Berkeley/Oakland/Oakland International Airport:

  • Take Highway 80 to Highway 580 West, and cross the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge
  • Take 580 until it merges with Highway 101 North in San Rafael
  • Take the last Novato exit — Atherton/San Marin Drive (just north of the DeLong exit)
  • Turn left at the stoplight, and go west over the freeway overpass
  • Get in the right lane, and turn right at the second stoplight onto Redwood Boulevard
  • Go approximately ½ mile, and turn left onto Buck Center Drive
  • At the top of the hill, turn left into the Visitor Parking Lot

From Sonoma County, take Highway 101 South:

  • Take the first Novato exit (Atherton/San Marin Drive)
  • Turn right at the stoplight, and stay in the right lane
  • Take an immediate right onto Redwood Boulevard
  • Go approximately ½ mile, and turn left onto Buck Center Drive
  • At the top of the hill, turn left into the Visitor Parking Lot

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