Saturday, June 21, 2014

Open European Peroxisome Meeting 2014 (OEPM2014) in Neuss (Germany)

4th Open European Peroxisome Meeting. (OEPM2014)
Official Website :

Dates : September, 9-11, 2014 

Registration Deadline : July, 7, 2014

Registration Fees : (covers participation, accommodation and food)
250 EUR (double room occupancy)
350 EUR (single room occupancy)

Location :
Commundo Tagungshotel Neuss
Neuss, Germany

Prof. Dr. Ralf Erdmann
Institute of Physiological Chemistry
Department of System Biochemistry
Ruhr-University Bochum.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Conference on peroxisome biology - ITN PerFuMe Kick off conference

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Dates - December 1-4, 2013

Start: 01-12-2013 (18:00:00)
End: 04-12-2013 (15:00:00)

Address -
Hampshire Plaza
Laan Corpus den Hoorn 300
9728 JT Groningen
The Netherlands

Organizers -
Prof. Dr. Ida J. van der Klei, University of Groningen
Ms Jannet Kampen
Ms Tamara Hummel

Monday, February 25, 2013

Vacancies - 12 Marie Curie Fellowships in the PERFUME Initial Training Network

Peroxisomes: key to cell performance and health

The Marie Curie Initial Training Network PERFUME (PERoxisome FUnction, MEtabolism) is opening 12 Marie Curie fellowship positions for Early Stage Researchers. PERFUME is funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Programme under Grant Agreement No. 316723.

The PERFUME program is an interdisciplinary and intersectoral initial stage training network (ITN) at the interface of medicine, plant and fungal biology, devoted to understanding the principles of peroxisome biology. Peroxisomes are ubiquitous organelles that are essential in man. Relative to other organelles, still little is known on their biogenesis and function

PERFUME brings together a team comprising of top scientists from the fields of cell biology, biochemistry, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, mathematical modeling, bioinformatics and protein structure analysis. The training schemes include specific research projects, a wide range of dedicated courses and workshops organized by the academic and industrial partners of the Network.
For more information see

The positions for Early Stage Researchers are available for candidates with a research experience ≤ 4 years (counted from the diploma that gives the rights to embark in a doctoral degree). Candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to recruitment (short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account). Candidates should have exceptional academic performance, subject specific skills and expertise, team working abilities and competence in written and spoken English.
Length of appointment: 3 years
Type of Contract: temporary
Starting date: between July 2013 and October 2013


The application form can be found at
Application deadline: 31/03/2013

Press Release - Marie Curie Initial Training Network PERFUME (Peroxisome Function Metabolism)

Future European Science Leaders to Work on Cutting-edge Peroxisome Research
“Peroxisomes: Key to Cell Performance and Health”

Start of EU-funded Marie Curie Initial Training Network
PERFUME 2013-2016

Groningen, 20 February 2013 – the Marie Curie Initial Training Network PERFUME announces the start of a new multiple year research programme on Peroxisome Function Metabolism. The programme aims at providing state-of-the-art research training to 12 PhD students and 4 postdocs at the interface of medicine, plant and fungal biology. Marie Curie Initial Training Networks are highly prestigious awards funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Programme, focused on the training of the next generation of European leaders in science to solve interdisciplinary questions of global concern and to increase the European competitiveness in research and development.

PERFUME is a multi-partner Initial Training Network under the European Union programme FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN with a total budget of 3.9 Mio €. PERFUME is coordinated by Prof. Dr. Ida van der Klei (University of Groningen, the Netherlands). It involves an interdisciplinary consortium formed by eleven European research groups from research institutes, universities and leading companies from different industrial sectors with a running period from January 2013 until December 2016. The PERFUME fellows will be trained by a team of top scientists from the fields of cell biology, biochemistry, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, mathematical modeling, bioinformatics and protein structure analysis. The PERFUME training program offers outstanding young scientists the opportunity to maturize in science and enhance their career prospects through high-impact socially significant research.

The PERFUME network seeks to unravel the principles of peroxisome biology. Peroxisomes are small organelles that occur in nearly all cells, from a simple baker’s yeast cell to humans and crop plants. Peroxisomes are crucially important for cell vitality, and babies with inherited peroxisome defects generally die rather early. Despite 60 year of worldwide research, the atlas of peroxisome functions is still far from complete. Unraveling these requires extensive further analysis. Enhancing peroxisome knowledge is relevant for medicine, agriculture and biotechnology. For the first time, PERFUME combines expertise from different disciplines and sectors that cuts across historically separated fields of peroxisome biology.

The PERFUME objectives will be achieved by a diverse, well–balanced and interdisciplinary consortium with well-recognised experience in peroxisome biology and biotechnology. These include the University of Groningen (Prof. Dr. Ida J. van der Klei), the University Medical Centre Groningen (Prof. Dr. Barbara M. Bakker), the Amsterdam Medical Centre, Amsterdam (Dr. Hans R. Waterham), the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Hamburg (Dr. Matthias Wilmanns), The University of Exeter (Prof. Dr. M. Schrader), The University of Stavanger (Prof. Dr. S. Reumann), the Ruhr University Bochum (Prof. Dr. Ralf Erdmann), the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg (Dr. D. Devos), Evitraproteoma AB (Dr. D. Molina, Sweden), Metabolomic Discoveries GmbH (Dr. Nicolas Schauer, Germany) and Lifeglimmer GmbH (Prof. Dr. Ir. Vitor A.P. Martins dos Santos, Germany).
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(Note - posted for academic purpose.)