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Structural Analysis of Supramolecular Assemblies by Hybrid Methods (C1)


Organizer(s) Andrej Sali, Brian T. Chait and David Baker
March 3—7, 2013
Granlibakken Tahoe • Tahoe City, California USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 5, 2012
Late Abstract Deadline: Dec 3, 2012
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 5, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 19, 2012

Supported by the Directors' Fund

Summary of Meeting:
In order to understand the workings of a living cell, we need to know the structures and dynamics of individual biological macromolecules, their complexes and networks, organelles and whole cells, thus interfacing structural biology with cell biology, systems biology, proteomics, chemical biology and biophysics. The accuracy, precision, completeness and efficiency of structural characterization are maximized by hybrid or integrative approaches that combine data from multiple types of experimental methods through the use of computational analysis and modeling methods. These experimental methods include X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, electron microscopy, small angle X-ray scattering, mass spectrometry, chemical cross-linking, super-high resolution optical microscopy, optical microscopy and others. The goal of this meeting is to highlight the strengths and limitations of the current hybrid approaches as well as to identify promising new advances in experimental methods for collecting the data and computational methods for converting the data to models. Finally, hybrid approaches will be demonstrated by their applications to important and challenging biological problems, spanning a wide range of length and time scales, from atomic structures of individual proteins to low-resolution representations of whole cells.

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Scholarships/Awards

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Ancillary Training Program Scholarship Recipients

Natalie Kaye Garcia
University of Washington, USA

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Scholarship Recipients

Julien R. C. Bergeron
University of Sheffield, UK

Caroline M. Duffy
University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

David Patrick Nannemann
Vanderbilt University, USA