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Venue for the scientific programme

The course will be held in Sevilla, Spain, at the cicCartuja research centre, located near the historical centre of Seville. The research center was funded by the Regional Government of Andalusia, the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Seville (USE). cicCartuja is comprised of three joint CSIC-USE research institutes:
  • Institute of Chemical Research (IIQ)
  • Institute of Materials Science of Seville (ICMS)
  • Institute of Plant Biochemistry and Photosynthesis (IBVF)

CicCartuja provides a unique place for organizing small scientific meetings. Its two Conference Rooms have capacities for 200 and 75 participants, respectively, and it has an ample lounge to facilitate informal discussions. It also comprises several seminar, meeting and lecture rooms. Audiovisual display has been updated recently, allowing HDMI. The hall at the first floor is enough to lodge Poster Sessions when needed and coffee breaks. Two rooms nearby (Seminar and Committee Room) are also suited for small scientific meetings. Wireless internet connection is available through the EDUROAM network as well as by an internal open wifi.

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Biomolecular Interaction Platform

All the necessary equipment and techniques are available at the recently established Biomolecular Interaction Platform (BIP) in cicCartuja. The platform includes a versatile 600 MHz NMR spectrometer provided with a cryoprobe optimized for 1H, 13C, 15N and 19F detection; the additional high power amplifier of the NMR spectrometer enables simultaneous pulse and irradiation in 1H and 19F, so offering the possibility of recording  2D heteronuclear spectra with ample utility in ligand screening. Other techniques available at the BIP are Surface Plasmon Resonance imaging (SPRi), Circular Dichroism (CD), Isothermic Titration Calorimetry (ITC), size-exclusion/multi- angle light scattering (DLS) and soft ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF). Moreover, two new NMR spectrometers (500 MHz and 700 MHz with cryoprobes) have been installed at the Research Centre for Technology and Innovation (CITIUS) of the University of Seville.

Both, the BIP and CITIUS, facilitate a multidisciplinary approach to address challenges in the fields of Biointeractomics. Therefore, the innovative instrumentation required by the practical course, along with experts in very diverse areas – namely, chemical synthesis, structural biology, molecular and cell biology – are all in place.

600 MHz NMR Spectrometer

Surface Plasmon Resonance imaging


MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer

Light Scattering

Circular Dischroism



  • Applications Opening
    November 1, 2017
  • Applications closing
    January 31, 2018
  • Award decision announcement
    February 20, 2018
  • Closing times: 23:59 (UTC+01:00)

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