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This meeting took place in 2010

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Structural Biology (J1)

Organizer(s) Alasdair C. Steven, Pamela J. Bjorkman and Andrej Sali
January 8—13, 2010
Beaver Run Resort • Breckenridge, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 14, 2009
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 12, 2009
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 14, 2009
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 9, 2009

Supported by The Directors' Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Static depictions are appearing in ever-increasing numbers of the detailed structures of individual macromolecules. A key challenge for structural biology is how to parlay this reservoir of fundamental information into a comparably detailed understanding of how functional complexes assemble; what ranges of alternative conformations they may assume at successive stages of their functional cycles; how they recognize each other; and how their propensities to bind small molecules, cofactors and other macromolecules are specified; and how they behave in cells. This meeting will explore ongoing developments in structural biology on several fronts including the following: the frontier between in vitro and in situ observations; the frontier between traditional experimental approaches and newly emerging complementary ones; and the frontier represented by computational structural biology as a means to analyze, integrate, and unify information emerging from diverse experimental sources.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: September 14, 2009 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
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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

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