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This meeting took place in 2006

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Frontiers in Structural Biology (J6)

Organizer(s) Cynthia Wolberger, Douglas C. Rees and Arthur G. Palmer III
January 29—February 3, 2006
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 29, 2005
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 21, 2005
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 29, 2005
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 29, 2005

Supported by The Director's Fund

Joint Meeting: Structural Genomics (J5)

Summary of Meeting:
Structural biologists have achieved spectacular success in gaining a detailed understanding of the mechanisms that underlie basic biological processes. The frontiers of structural biology have expanded at an ever-accelerating pace as new methods and technologies are developed in the fields of x-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, electron microscopy, single-molecule studies, and computations. New interdisciplinary approaches that employ multiple methods to attack a single problem have yielded important new insights into macromolecular function. This understanding of macromolecular complexes that mediate fundamental biological processes is essential to the process of drug discovery. This meeting will bring together structural biologists who use a variety of methods to study fundamental biological mechanisms. The presentations at the meeting will highlight some of the recent remarkable achievements of structural biology, as well as highlighting the ways in which new approaches are expanding the types of problems amenable to structural and biophysical study.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: September 29, 2005 (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

Application Process

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