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Frontiers of NMR in Molecular Biology VIII
joint with Membrane Proteins: Structure and Mechanism
Organizer(s): James H. Prestegard, Angela M. Gronenborn and Brian D. Sykes
Date: February 04 - 10, 2003
Location: Taos Convention Center (meeting only), Taos, NM, USA
Sponsored in part by The Director's Sponsor Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) has a long history of evolving to meet new challenges of molecular biology; this evolution will be even more rapid in a genomic and post-genomic era. Already the challenge of providing structures of proteins on a genomic scale has produced new NMR approaches to efficient structure determination. The prospect of having more targets for the pharmaceutical industry has spawned new NMR based means of screening for molecular interactions. The realization that biological function often involves the interplay of groups of macromolecules in a dynamic setting has led to new methods for monitoring macromolecular interaction and motion. With new approaches and new realizations come additional challenges. Large volumes of data and new types of data demand innovative approaches to analysis, assemblies of interacting macromolecules means working with ever larger structures, and new sources of data on protein dynamics require new connections to mechanistic models. New technological advances needed to work with larger systems often come from a combination of the solids NMR and solution NMR fields, and computational biology is well poised to organize diverse types of data, generate molecular models, and turn them into predictive tools. The ultimate challenge for the meeting will be to stimulate discussion among scientists representing these diverse fields. The meeting will be largely organized around new approaches to the challenges defined above and provide a forum for discussion among molecular biologists, NMR spectroscopists, computational biologists, and drug design specialists. The program will be organized around problem areas and integrate talks by scientists having different perspectives on their solution. Scheduled breaks between formal presentation sessions are ideal for simulating discussion among participants. Discussion of more practical aspects will be promoted by the addition of afternoon workshops having a tutorial structure.
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 3 2002
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 4 2002
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:

Bruker BioSpin Corp.

Cambridge Isotope Laboratories
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Grant No. 1 R13 GM067179-01

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Grant No. MCB-0228138
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