Applications are warmly invited for the sixth in the series of John Innes – Rudjer Bošković Summer Schools on Applied Molecular Microbiology, to be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 10-18, 2016 with the title “Microbial Diversity and Specialised Metabolites”. Full details, including the availability of grants to attend the summer school, are at http://www.jic.ac.uk/science/molmicro/summerschool/index.htm.
The deadline for applications is 30 April 2016.
The summer school reflects the recent development of interest in microbial metabolites that has resulted from the sequencing of small molecule-producing microorganisms, coupled with the current explosive development of sequencing technology, bioinformatics and chemical analysis. Ecological studies highlighting the wide range of roles for small molecules in microbial communities provide another major driving force. These summer schools have established a reputation for the quality of the faculty and participants (about 40) and the high degree of productive interaction during the week-long courses. A special feature of the summer school will be hands-on computer workshops to annotate genomes and analyse natural product gene clusters.