Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2002

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Frontiers of Structural Biology (J2)

Organizer(s) John Kuriyan, William I. Weis and Michael F. Summers
January 5—11, 2002
Beaver Run Resort • Breckenridge, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 17, 2001
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 5, 2001

Sponsored by Abbott Laboratories

Summary of Meeting:
Structural biologists are now working out the mechanisms of biological macromolecules at a breathtaking pace. X-ray crystallography is being used to reveal structures of molecular assemblies at levels of complexity and resolution that would have been unimaginable just a short time ago. NMR spectroscopy is allowing us to probe not just the structure, but also the dynamics, of ever larger proteins and macromolecular assemblies in solution and bound to membranes. The wealth of structural information that is being generated is complemented by dramatic improvements in the computational analysis of biological macromolecules. The integration of all this new information requires an inter-disciplinary approach that utilizes a wide range of biochemical and biophysical tools to probe molecular function, while keeping the biologically important questions at center stage. The proposed Keystone Meeting will bring together structural biologists interested in these issues, which have deep implications both for fundamental biology and for the process of drug discovery.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: (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

Application Process

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