2009 NIGMS Workshop News
The 2009 NIGMS Workshop: 'Enabling Technologies for Structural Biology' will be held 4–6 March 2009 at the NIH Natcher Conference Center in Bethesda, MD. This 2 1/2 day workshop will focus on the technical challenges of protein structure determination and include the latest technological and methodological innovations.
The preliminary program includes keynote presentations by Michael Rossmann and Frank Raushel; and six topical sessions entitled “Protein–protein interactions and complexes”, "Protein Function", "High-throughput Purification", "Expression of Proteins", “Structure Methods”, and “Structural Analysis”; and a poster session to share the latest research advances.
For meeting agenda and further information, please visit : http://www.blsmeetings.net/2009workshop_enablingtechnologies.
Test your own protein in the MPCS at the Enabling Technologies Meeting!
Session IVa: Pedagogical Talks on Structure Methods - On Wednesday, this session will include a demonstration of the Microcapillary Protein Crystallization System (MPCS) technology. The presenters would like to invite conference attendees to bring their own protein samples to the meeting to try out the MPCS. Attendees should bring a small sample (<30 uL) of protein along with a small sample of precipitant(s) that has provided crystal hit(s) (the protein can be stored on ice during the meeting). The presenters will perform a crystal optimization gradient with your protein and you just may leave the conference with a CrystalCard full of crystals!
If you have any questions or would like to ship samples to the meeting, please contact: