retreat
The Joint Departmental / ISMB retreat took place on the 19th and 20th of June 2007, at the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, near Cambridge. The retreat was joint with the UCL Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Birkbeck School of Crystallography.

* A write-up of the event is available for reading here *

The final programme and details of the poster session are available below, as well as abstracts and their downloadable versions.

 


Programme
 
Click here for a pdf version of the programme
 
Click here to download the oral presentation abstracts
 
Tuesday 19 June 2007
 
12.00-12.30
Arrival and registration
 
12.30 - 13.25
Buffet lunch / Setting up posters
 
13.25 - 13.30
Welcome address
 
13.30 - 14.10
Keynote talk: 'DNA replication in the third domain of life'
Dr Stephen Bell, MRC Cancer Cell Unit, Cambridge
 

14.10 - 14.50
Students and postdocs presentations, Session I

14.10
'TIP48 and TIP49: united in mitosis or poles apart?'
-Abstract-
Mr Andrew Niewiarowski, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UCL

14.30
'Analyzing the Oral Metagenome'
-Abstract-
Dr Stephanie Hunter

 
14.50 - 15.05
Tea and Coffee break
 

15.05 - 16.05
Students and postdocs presentations, Session II

15.05
'Flavin-containing Monooxygenases: Genetic Polymorphisms and their Role in Drug Metabolism'
-Abstract-
Asvi Francois, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UCL

15.25
'Structural Analysis of the Saf Pilus by Electron Microscopy & Image Processing'

-Abstract-

Osman Salih, School of Crystallography, Birbeck

15.45
'Structure, Free Energy, Enthalpy and Entropy in Protein-Ligand Interactions:
A Database Approach'

-Abstract-

Tjelvar Olson, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UCL

 
16.05 - 16.20
Tea and Coffee break
 

16.20 - 17.20
Careers in Science: Choices and Opportunities

16.20
'Getting a lectureship: The long way round'
Cara Vaughan, ISMB Lecturer in Crystallography

16.35
'University lecturer - master of many trades'
Snezana Djordjevic, Senior Lecturer, Biochemistry Department, UCL

16.50
'Out of the Blue and Down to Earth: Making the Transition from Academia to Biotech'
- Pdf of the presentation available-
Renos Savva, Co-Founder and Scientific Advisor, Domainex Ltd

17.05
'Communicating Science: Making a Career of It'
Kate Travis, Contributing Editor, ScienceCareers.org

 

17.20 - 18.05
Panel discussion with questions from the audience

Panel members: Cara Vaughan, Snezana Djordjevic, Renos Savva, Kate Travis, Finn Werner (Lecturer, Biochemistry Department, UCL)

Chaired by Carolyn Moores (Research Fellow, School of Crystallography, Birkbeck)

 
18.05 - 18.10
Announcements
 
18.10 - 19.00
Free time before dinner
 
19.00 - 20.30
Dinner
 
20.30 - 23.00
Poster session and drinks reception
 
 
Wednesday 20 June 2007
 
From 7.30
Breakfast
 
09.00 - 09.40
Keynote talk: 'Molecular regulation of the GABA-A receptor'
Professor Trevor Smart, Dept of Pharmacology, UCL
 

09.40 - 10.40
Students and postdocs presentations, session III

09.40
'A comparative analysis of the methods and databases used in the study of protein-protein interactions'
-Abstract-

Eleni Rapsomaniki, School of Crystallography, Birbeck

10.00
'Validating gene expression clusters using the Gene Ontology and other external evidence'

-Abstract-
Stathis Sideris, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UCL

10.20
'ImmunoGrid: Towards a Clinically Relevant Systems Biology Model for the Human Immune System'
-Abstract-
Dr Mark Halling-Brown, School of Crystallography, Birbeck

 
10.40 - 11.00
Tea and Coffee break
 

11.00 - 12.00
Students and postdocs presentations, session IV

11.00
'Biophysical Characterisation of SH2 Domains: a semisynthetic strategy'
-Abstract-

Satpal Virdee, School of Crystallography, Birbeck

11.20
'Design and synthesis of a non-radioactive probe for mannosyltransferase activity'
-Abstract-
Dr Silvia Marchesan, Department of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh

11.40
'The semi-synthetic production of human erythropoietin'
-Abstract-
Dr Jonathan Richardson, Department of Chemistry, UCL

 
12.00 - 12.20
Tea and Coffee break
 
12.20 - 13.00
Keynote talk: 'Subunit Architecture of protein complexes isolated from cells'
Professor Carol Robinson, University of Cambridge
 
13.00 - 13.10
Award for best poster and best oral presentation / Closing remark
 
13.10 - 14.00
Buffet lunch and departure
 
 
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Poster session
   
Click here to download a pdf version of the poster listing  
   
Click here to download a pdf file of all posters abstracts  
   
 
ISMB Retreat 2007 Posters List
Nb
Name and Institution
Title
#1

Mr William Allen
School of Crystallography, Birbeck

Biophysical studies of Klentaq DNA Polymerase - Abstract -
#2

Dr Simon Armitage
School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Birkbeck

Drug Development for Huntington's Disease - Abstract -
#3

Mrs Chandrakala Basavannacharya
School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Birkbeck

Not available online
#4

Dr Henry Bayele
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology
, UCL

Cis and trans regulation of hepcidin expression by Upstream Stimulatory Factor - Abstract -
#5

Mr Robert Blassberg
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology
, UCL

Molecular Mechanisms Specifying Cell Identity in the Regenerating Adult Urodele Limb - Abstract -
#6

Dr Kate Bowers
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology
, UCL

Not available online
#7

Mr Floris Buelens
School of Crystallography, Birbeck

Small Molecule Inhibitors of Bacterial Adhesive Pili - Abstract -
#8

Dr Jean-Paul Delgado, Dr James Godwin, Dr Anoop Kumar, Miss Nooreen Shaikh
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

Nerve-dependence and positional identity in amphibian limb regeneration - Abstract -
#9

Miss Samantha Easton
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

Analysing the Oral Metagenome Using Phage Display
- Abstract -
#10

Mr Nigel Ferguson
School of Crystallography, Birbeck

Developing Scientific Workflows to support Biomedical Applications - Abstract -
#11

Mr Paul Fletcher
School of Crystallography, Birbeck

Reasoning with Uncertainty in Biological Databases using Probablistic Relational Models
#12

Mr Franck Fourniol
School of Crystallography, Birbeck

A cryo-EM study of doublecortin stabilised microtubules
- Abstract -
#13

Miss Asvi Francois
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

Flavin-containing Monooxygenases: Genetic Polymorphisms & Drug Metabolism - Abstract -
#14

Mrs Gemma Gargent
School of Crystallography, Birbeck

Structural Studies of Mycobacterial Small Heat Shock Proteins
- Abstract -
#15

Miss Ragini Ghosh
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

Structural and Functional Analysis of CIN85 and its Role in Receptor Endocytosis - Abstract -
#16

Mr Eddy Goh
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

Identification and Functional Characterisation of S6 Kinase Nuclear Associated Partners - Abstract -
#17

Dr Dina Grohmann
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

Towards the understanding of transcription initiation:  Insights into the function of transcription factor E - Abstract -
#18

Dr Angela Hirtreiter
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

Transcription elongation factor Spt4/5 modulates RNA-binding of RNAP subunits F/E - Abstract -
#19

Miss Christina Hoey
School of Crystallography, Birbeck

Kinesins in Malaria - Abstract -
#20

Dr Jacob Hurst
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

Abysis, an antibody database - Abstract -
#21

Dr Syeed Hussain
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

Structural Studies of Two Novel Peroxidases from the Protozoan parasite Trypanosoma Cruzi - Abstract -
#22

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#23

Miss Renata Kabiljo
School of Crystallography, Birbeck

Evaluation and integration of protein named entity recognition tools - Abstract -
#24

Miss Helen Kinns
Department of Chemistry, UCL

Identification of Key Residues for Assembly of a Surface Layer Protein - Abstract -
#25

Miss Keying Li
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

Solution structure of the complex between complement C3d and full length complement receptor Type 2 - Abstract -
#26

Mr ChiChuan Lin
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

Purification and Characterisation of Recombinant Wild Type FGFR2 - Abstract -
#27

Miss Anna Lobley
Department of Computer Science, UCL

Improving Function Prediction Using Patterns of Native Disorder in Proteins - Abstract -
#28

Ms Kate Maclagan
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

Developments of Combinatorial Domain Hunting Using Hsp90
- Abstract -
#29

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#30

Dr Doug Marshall
Department of Biology, UCL

Investigation of S-Nitrosothiol formation in Complex I and model compounds by FTIR spectroscopy - Abstract -
#31

Miss Lisa McMillan
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

Scoring Conservation in Homo-orthologues - Abstract -
#32

Miss Ruodan Nan
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

Evidence for a monomer-dimer equilibrium in native human Factor H - Abstract -
#33

Mr Andrew Niewiarowski
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

TIP48 and TIP49: united in mitosis or poles apart? -Abstract-
#34

Mr Azubuike Okemefuna
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

Solution structures for the regulatory SCR-1/5 and cell-surface-binding SCR-16/20 fragments of Factor H reveal different self-associative properties - Abstract -
#35

Mr Pryank Patel
School of Crystallography, Birbeck

Structural Studies of the inner DysF domain of Human Myoferlin - Abstract -
#36

Dr Melissa Pentony
Department of Computer Science, UCL

Overview of Human Protein Disorder - Abstract -
#37

Prof Steve Perkins
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

"UCLAUC"- the new analytical ultracentrifugation laboratory at UCL - Abstract -
#38

Mr Carsten Peters
School of Crystallography, Birbeck

Microtubules; an example for single particle analysis of filamentous proteins - Abstract -
#39

Dr John Phelan
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

Fab1p and AP-1 are required for trafficking of endogenously ubiquitinated cargoes to the vacuole lumen in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
- Abstract -

#40

Mr Abhinandan Raghavan
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

Predicting the antibody VH/VL packing angle from interface residues - Abstract -
#41

Ms Masooma Rasheed
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

Heteronuclear NMR Investigations Of DDHA Enzyme Structure And Dynamics - Abstract -
#42

Mr Oliver Redfern
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

CATHEDRAL: a novel method for assigning domain boundaries and folds to multi-domain proteins - Abstract -
#43

Dr James Reid
School of Crystallography, Birbeck

New methods for Combinatorial Domain Hunting
#44

Mr Adam Reid
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

Combining methods of remote homology detection can increase coverage by 10% in the midnight zone - Abstract -
#45

Dr Giles Robertson
School of Crystallography, Birbeck

The role of resuscitation promoting factors in the control of bacterial dormancy - Abstract -
#46

Dr Michael Sadowski
Department of Computer Science, UCL

Improving Template Selection for Homology Modeling
- Abstract -
#47

Ms Anne Schreiber
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

Biochemical Characterisation of Archaeal TIP
#48

Miss Eleanor Smith
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

Study of the Hsp90 chaperone with NMR - Abstract -
#49

Dr Emma Stanley
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

The large-scale fermentation and bioprocessing of bacteriophage - Abstract -
#50

Miss Claire Stevens
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

Spatial and temporal control of early signalling events following Interferon alpha and T-cell Receptor ligation
- Abstract -
#51

Mr Tim Stone
School of Crystallography, Birbeck

Data Processing in Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy -Abstract-
#52

Mr Meng-Lin Tsai
Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, UCL

Structural Investigation of Human PP2A Regulation by Protein Methylation - Abstract -
#53

Dr Denis Verger
School of Crystallography, Birbeck

Structural biology of the P pilus rod component PapA in uropathogenic E.Coli - Abstract -
#54

Mr Matthew Webster
School of Crystallography, Birbeck

Assembly of a Braf35:Kif4 complex - Abstract -
#55

Mr Robert Williams
School of Crystallography, Birbeck

The interactions of VirB11
#56

Mr Ben Woollet
School of Crystallography, Birbeck

ValiDichro- Validating Circular Dichroism Spectra
#57

Mr Lucas Zamboulis
School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Birkbeck

A Uniform Approach to Bioinformatics Workflow and Data Integration - Abstract -
#58

Mr Tao Liu
MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, UCL

A functional Kinases and phosphatases screen identifies a role for Tao-1 in microtubule regulation - Abstract -
 
 
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