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Bioenergetics Master Class

CLASS FULL

2019 Course Registration

March 25, 2019 - March 28, 2019
Buck Institute
8001 Redwood Blvd
Novato, California 94945

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.

 

Course Information

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.
 

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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