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This meeting took place in 2009

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Frontiers of NMR in Biology (B8)

Organizer(s) Mitsuhiko Ikura, Ann E. McDermott and Ad Bax
February 15—20, 2009
Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel • Santa Fe, NM USA
Abstract Deadline: Oct 15, 2008
Late Abstract Deadline: Nov 14, 2008
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 15, 2008
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 15, 2008

Supported by the Directors' Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Over the past several decades Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy has become an indispensable tool in structural and molecular biology, with most recent contributions to genomics, proteomics and metabolomics. Advances in NMR technology would not be possible without our continued efforts to develop new methodologies and applications. This symposium will focus on the latest technological advances in NMR spectroscopy as well as recent biological discoveries made through NMR studies. Emphasis will be placed on the investigation of large biological systems, membrane proteins, folding and dynamics, and transient states of enzymatic reactions or protein interactions. As such, those using NMR have been extending its application to more complex and challenging systems in combination with other biophysical tools such as X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy. The purpose of this symposium is to provide a forum for discussion on these and other new trends in biological NMR.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: October 15, 2008 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
NOTE: Please use the button above to Apply for a Scholarship


Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:

A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying. Note: a graduate student is defined as a student who is studying for a higher degree at an academic institution. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with a Ph.D., M.D., or DVM degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue their desired career path, and is within 6 years of these degrees.

Review Criteria

Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

Application Process

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