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Frontiers in Structural Biology
joint with Structural Genomics
Organizer(s): Michael F. Summers, John Kuriyan and William I. Weis
Date: April 13 - 19, 2004
Location: Snowbird Resort, Snowbird, UT, USA
Sponsored by The Director's Sponsor Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Upon completion of this conference, participants should be able to: - Appreciate and understand the latest methodological breakthroughs that have enabled structural and dynamical studies of ever larger and complex systems at higher resolution and with greater throughput. - Appreciate and understand how the latest methodologies have been applied to current problems in biology, particularly those involving multiple components (i.e., systems that include combinations of proteins, nucleic acids and membranes). - Understand the role of dynamics in biomolecular interactions and function. Rapid technical developments in NMR, X-ray crystallography, atomic force microscopy, cyroelectron microscopy, and computational biology have led to the present explosion of knowledge in structural biology. While structural studies continue to flow into the databases at an ever-accelerating pace, there is an urgent need to couple the flood of structural information with biochemical and biophysical analysis of function. Insights into the structural organization and allosteric mechanisms of complex multidomain macromolecular assemblies, such as transcriptional and signaling complexes, will be important for understanding the malfunction of these systems in human diseases and in the development of therapeutics for cancer and other diseases. The organizers of this symposium find a need to bring together structural biologists working in diverse methodological areas that are interested in these common issues in biology.
Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 15 2003
Discounted Registration Deadline: February 13 2004
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:

Agouron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Carl Zeiss MicroImaging, Inc.
Sigma Life Science
Spectra Gases, Inc. Stable Isotopes GroupSunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Grant No. 1R13CA106226-01
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