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Frontiers of NMR in Biology (A3)

Organizer(s) Gerhard Wagner, Angela M. Gronenborn and Marc Baldus
January 13—18, 2013
Snowbird Resort • Snowbird, UT USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 13, 2012
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 15, 2012
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 13, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 13, 2012

Supported by the Directors' Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy has become an important technology in molecular biology and is widely used for elucidating biological mechanisms. It can provide structural information similar and complementary to X-ray crystallography, electron microscopy, mass spectroscopy and small-angle scattering methods. However, NMR can also provide unique insights not obtainable otherwise, such as ones involving weak interactions, enzyme reactions or dynamic states. Thus, the focus of the field is expanding from structure determination to macromolecular interactions, post-translational modifications, functional studies and drug discovery. Unexpected new technologies are constantly emerging suitable to provide new biological insights. Thus, this meeting will include sessions on new enabling technologies and applications to large and challenging systems. Topics will also include membrane protein structures, protein/nucleotide complexes and systems of high biological significance. The symposium will also include presentations on structure-derived function, post-translational modifications studied in whole cells or cell extracts, and drug discovery. The overall goal of the meeting will be to examine recent technological developments and to demonstrate state-of-the-art applications that yield new understanding of biological mechanisms.

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Early Career Investigator Travel Award Recipients

Blanton S. Tolbert
Case Western Reserve University, USA

Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Helene M. M. Launay
University of Lille 1, UMR 8576, France

Emma A. Morrison
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, USA

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

Jennifer M. Axe
Pennsylvania State University, USA

Lola Brown
University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA

David F. Estrada
KU Higuchi Biosciences Center, USA

Pearl N. Magala
Johns Hopkins University, USA

Peter Y. Mercredi
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA