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This meeting took place in 2004

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Frontiers in Structural Biology (Z2)

Organizer(s) Michael F. Summers, John Kuriyan and William I. Weis
April 13—19, 2004
Snowbird Resort • Snowbird, UT USA
Abstract Deadline: Dec 15, 2003
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Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Feb 13, 2004

Sponsored by The Director's Sponsor Fund

Joint Meeting: Structural Genomics (Z1)

Summary of Meeting:
Upon completion of this conference, participants should be able to: - Appreciate and understand the latest methodological breakthroughs that have enabled structural and dynamical studies of ever larger and complex systems at higher resolution and with greater throughput. - Appreciate and understand how the latest methodologies have been applied to current problems in biology, particularly those involving multiple components (i.e., systems that include combinations of proteins, nucleic acids and membranes). - Understand the role of dynamics in biomolecular interactions and function. Rapid technical developments in NMR, X-ray crystallography, atomic force microscopy, cyroelectron microscopy, and computational biology have led to the present explosion of knowledge in structural biology. While structural studies continue to flow into the databases at an ever-accelerating pace, there is an urgent need to couple the flood of structural information with biochemical and biophysical analysis of function. Insights into the structural organization and allosteric mechanisms of complex multidomain macromolecular assemblies, such as transcriptional and signaling complexes, will be important for understanding the malfunction of these systems in human diseases and in the development of therapeutics for cancer and other diseases. The organizers of this symposium find a need to bring together structural biologists working in diverse methodological areas that are interested in these common issues in biology.

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Scholarship / Award Information

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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.


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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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