FEBS Advanced Course: Ligand-binding Theory and Practice will take place in Nové Hrady on July 3 – July 10, 2016 (application deadline: April 1, 2016). This course provides training in the theoretical and practical principles of ligand binding. It offers participants the possibility to analyse their own macromolecular interaction systems using contemporary advanced methods including surface plasmon resonance, isothermal titration calorimetry, UV-vis and fluorescence spectroscopies, and microscale thermophoresis. The design, execution, and interpretation of these experiments will be guided by expert tutors. Additional lecturers will discuss other contemporary methods used in experimental studies of ligand binding, and current views on the phenomenon of allostery.