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Warwick Analytical Sciences Workshops

Circular and Linear Dichroism Summer School: 10th - 12th July 2017

Registration is now closed for the 2017 summer school!

Event organisers:

Dr Nikola Chmel (Warwick) and Prof. Bonnie Wallace (Birkbeck)


To train researchers in circular dichroism and linear dichroism data analysis and related techniques and to see how they are used in current research.

Sessions to include:

Introduction to absorbance, fluorescence and circular dichroism spectroscopy
Principles of CD spectroscopy
Linear dichroism
Good practice
Data bases for biomacromolecules
CD of membrane proteins
What is inside a CD spectrometer
DNA-metalcomplex interactions
Applications of SRCD and CD to structural and functional genomics
CD theory & Dichrocalc
Practical lab sessions and workshops

Confirmed Speakers:

Alison Rodger (Macquarie University, Australia),
Bonnie Wallace (Birkbeck College, University of London),
Janice Aldrich-Wright (University of Western Sydney, Australia),
John Sutherland (Augusta University, USA),
Jochen Burck (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany),
Jonathan Hirst (Univeristy of Nottingham),
Robert Janes (Queen Mary, University of London),
Sharon Kelly (University of Glasgow),
Tim Dafforn (University of Birmingham),
Nikola Chmel (University of Warwick)

Who should attend:

The school and workshop is targeted at postgraduate students. PDRAs, academic staff and industrial participants are welcome if places are available.

What to bring:

An A1 poster outlining your research interests, laptop if possible, memory stick, lab-coat and safety glasses.

PhD and PDRA costs:

Application fee of £75 for PhD students and PDRAs covers winter workshop costs, daytime food, some evening food. The fee will be refunded if your application is unsuccessful (places are limited). We suggest you book accommodation at one of the hotels indicated on the accommodation website.

Non PhD/PDRA applicants:

Course fee is £250 which does not include accommodation.


MOAC Doctoral Training Centre, Coventry House (top floor), University of Warwick, Coventry (between the Arts Centre and Car Park 7)

For more information please contact

cd school registration

cd user meeting registration



Venue and travel

MOAC Doctoral Training Centre
Senate House
Univerity of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
United Kingdom

Getting to the University

Accommodation options
On campus:

(usually very limited availability)

Off campus:

Woodland Grange

(use No. 11 bus to University of Warwick)

 The Village Hotel

(use No. 12 bus to University of Warwick or taxi)

Ramada Hotel

Contact information
Dr Nikola P. Chmel
University of Warwick
+44 (0) 24 795 74695
n dot chmel at warwick dot ac dot uk

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