Información de Interes

Eventos de Destacados:

Latinamerican School on Ion Channel Biophysics
Dr. Ramón Latorre (CINV, Chile), Dr. Carlos González (CINV, Chile) and Dr. Teresa Giraldez (HUNSC, Spain)
Teaching Staff:
Dr. Hector Barajas (USA)
Dr. Francisco Bezanilla (USA)
Dr. Sebastian Brauchi (CHILE)
Dr. Jorge Contreras (USA)
Dr. Luis Cuello (USA)
Dr. Gonzalo Ferreira (URUGUAY)
Dra. Teresa Giraldez (SPAIN)
Dr. Carlos Gonzalez (USA)
Dr. Eduh Isacoff (USA)
Teaching Assitants:
Dr. David Baez ( CHILE)
Dr. Juan Pablo Castillo (CHILE)
Dr. Gustavo Contreras (CHILE)

Topics – Introduction, types of Ion channels, convergence;
Essential Techniques for studying Ion channels and Transporters
  • Function
    • Electrophysiology - Voltage clamp techniques
  • Structure
    • Biochemistry – Membrane Proteins Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology of Ion channels
  • Fluorescence
    • Voltage clamp fluorometry, LRET
    • patch clamp fluorometry
    • real time fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Electronic paramagnetic resonance
  • Crystalography
  • Channels in native systems
    • Smooth Muscle
    • Nanotechnology – Remote control of Ion channels
  • Channels and diseases
    • Potassium channels
    • Hemichannels, connexins and pannexins
Fellowships will be provided for a limited amount of students. Send CV and letter of intention explaining why you want to take this course to Deadline August 1st 2013.
Sept 23th - 30th 2013S School & SOBLA MEETING-NEUROSCIENCE CHILEAN MEETING (Oct 1th-4th)
Dr. James Hall (USA)
Dr. Miguel Holmgren (USA)
Dr. Peter Larsson(USA)
Dr. Ramon Latorre (CHILE)
Dr. Alan Neely (CHILE)
Dra. Veronica Milesi (CHILE)
Dr. Pablo Miranda (SPAIN)
Dr. Matthias Salathe (CHILE)


27 November to 4 December 2013, Córdoba, Argentina
Latin American Program in Biophysics of Posgraduate (PosLatam)

Course description: The course aims to provide a solid background in some aspects of membrane and protein biophysics emphasizing theoretical concepts and the state of the art of technology and instrumentation often used for each particular subject. Different topics will be presented in lectures. The course is not intended to be merely descriptive or based on particular technique. The goal of this course is to provide for the students, working in the field of biophysics, an updating knowledge and different technical
approaches to help them to understand or how to apply this knowledge on different biological/biophysical problems. In addition to the lectures developed in the course, participants will be invited to attend the conferences associated to XLII Annual Meeting of the Argentinean Biophysical Society (SAB), where some of the professors of the course will now give talks with more specific details of the topic discussed in the course (see below the list of participants to attend to the SAB Meeting).
The proposed V POSLATAM next to the XLII SAB Congress will provide a relaxed atmosphere encouraging participants to exchange scientific views with different experts in the field of biophysics. For the Latin-American students of biophysics, this will be
one of the best opportunities in the region to learn from recognized international professors.

Target audience

The course is designed to be taken by Ph.D. students of both life sciences and/or physical sciences, interested in the field of biophysics. It was designed to accommodate the different academic backgrounds of the students enrolled in the different programs. Applicants will go
through a selection procedure.

Maximum number of participants: 30. Lectures are open to all, but pre-registration is required. Some funds will be provided for doctoral students with priority on those who have been particularly adhering students to the Latin American Program in Biophysics of Posgraduate
(PosLatam) from the Latin American Federation of Biophysical Society (see:

There will be a written exam at the end of the course. (take home modality, but worked on independently).


2 al 4 de Diciembre de 2013
Hotel Portal del Lago,
Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba,

Juan Carlos Valle Lisboa,
25 jun 2013, 9:24