Applications are invited for a summer school on ‘Microbial Specialised Metabolites: Ecology, evolution and applications’, the ninth in the series of John Innes – Rudjer Bošković Summer Schools on Applied Molecular Microbiology, scheduled to take place in Dubrovnik from 10-17 September 2022..
These summer schools are intended primarily for scientists at post-graduate and early post-doctoral level, or early career industrial scientists, but some junior faculty may also qualify. Over the years, these week-long courses have established a reputation for the quality of the faculty and participants (around 45), and a high degree of productive interaction
- Applications are now open, closing on 18 February 2022 – Download 2022 application form (PDF 204kb)
The 2022 course is likely to cover the following areas:
- Isolation and screening of metabolite-producing microorganisms
- Diversity of specialised metabolite producers
- Purification and characterisation of microbial natural products
- Natural product biosynthesis
- Natural products in microbial communities and cell-cell interactions
- Natural products in symbioses with higher organisms
- Ecology and evolution of natural product biosynthetic gene clusters
- Regulation of natural product biosynthesis, including intra- and extracellular signalling
- Metagenomics and heterologous pathway expression
- Genome mining for novel natural product discovery
- Prediction and characterisation of biosynthetic pathways in silico and experimentally
- Activation of transcriptionally silent cryptic gene clusters
- Pathway engineering
A typical working day will include lectures in the morning, computer workshops, challenge projects and classes in the afternoon, and student presentations and poster sessions in the evening; all participants will be asked to bring a poster.
The total charge for the eight days board and lodging, including the opening reception and the closing party, is likely to be €700, with an additional registration fee of €200 Euro.
The 2022 Summer School will be held at the Inter-University Centre (IUC) in Dubrovnik.
2022 teaching faculty
- Mervyn Bibb, John Innes Centre
- Greg Challis, University of Warwick, UK
- Marie Elliot, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
- Alison Foster, Associate Lecturer, Centre for Biocultural Diversity, University of Kent, UK
- Matt Hutchings, John Innes Centre
- Paul Jensen, Scripps Oceanographic Institution, San Diego, USA
- Roberto Kolter Harvard Medical School, USA
- Flavia Marinelli, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
- Mônica T. Pupo, University of Sao Paulo, Brasil
- Andrew Truman, John Innes Centre
- Duška Vujaklija, Rudjer Bošković Institute, Croatia
- Barrie Wilkinson, John Innes Centre
- Gerry Wright, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
- María Mercedes Zambrano, Corporación Corpogen, Bogotá, Colombia
2020 Applied Molecular Microbiology Summer School
2020 was the eighth John Innes/Rudjer Bošković summer school in Applied Molecular Microbiology.