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The 3rd ISMB retreat took place on the 24th and 25th of June 2009, at Robinson College in Cambridge.

The programme included keynote talks by Patrick Cramer, Christopher Schofield and Jan Löwe, presentations from students and postdocs on both days, as well as a poster session during which attendees could present their work. There was also be a Research "Speed Dating" event, aiming at facilitating networking and generating interdisciplinary collaboration.

*** A write up of the event is available here ***

Programme ( download the pdf version of the final programme here)

Wednesday 24 June 2009
Arrival and registration
12.30 - 13.25
Buffet lunch / Setting up posters
13.25 - 13.30
Welcome address
13.30 - 14.10
Keynote talk: 'Towards molecular systems biology of gene transcription'
Patrick Cramer, Gene Center, University of Munich, Germany

14.10 - 14.50
Students and postdocs presentations, Session I



'Identification and Functional Characterisation of A1:P2Y1 Heteromeric Receptors'
Qing Cai, Research Department of Structural & Molecular Biology, UCL

'Investigation of a novel pathway in mycobacteria: insights for endogenous mechanism'
Dimitrios Evangelopoulos, School of Biological & Chemical Sciences, Birkbeck
14.50 - 15.10
Tea and Coffee break

15.10 - 16.10
Students and postdocs presentations, Session II

'Adventures with Transketolase'
James Galman, Department of Chemistry, UCL

'A Nuclear complex of S6K2, mTOR and hnRNP F drives cell proliferation'
Eddy Goh, Research Department of Structural & Molecular Biology, UCL

'The role of a cysteine residue in the mechanism of action of the Anterior Gradient protein in limb regeneration'
Kathrin Grassme, Research Department of Structural & Molecular Biology, UCL
16.10 - 16.30
Break (Preparation for the Research Speed Dating)

16.30 - 18.30
Research Speed Dating

18.30 - 19.00
Free time before dinner
19.00 - 20.30
20.30 - 23.00
Poster session
Thursday 25 June 2009
From 7.30
09.00 - 09.40
Keynote talk: 'The chemistry of oxygen sensing in animals'
Christopher Schofield, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford

09.40 - 10.40
Students and postdocs presentations, session III

'Transcription elongation by archaeal RNA polymerase'
Angela Hirtreiter, Research Department of Structural & Molecular Biology, UCL

'Simulations of Polynucleotide Translocation through Alpha-Hemolysin Nanopores’'
Hugh Martin, Department of Chemistry, UCL

'The Beta-Pore Forming Toxins of Clostridium perfringens
Claire Naylor, School of Crystallography, Birkbeck
10.40 - 11.00
Tea and Coffee break

11.00 - 11.40
Students and postdocs presentations, session IV

'The PapC Usher C-Terminal Domain - The Missing Piece Of The Puzzle’
Ana Rego, School of Crystallography, Birkbeck

'Unraveling the CBF3 Initiation Complex’
Oliver Willhoft, School of Crystallography, Birkbeck
11.40 - 12.20
Keynote talk: 'Plasmid segregation by ParMRC'
Jan Löwe, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
12.20 - 12.30
Award for best poster, best oral presentation and best movie
12.30 - 12.40
Closing remark
12.40 - 14.00
Buffet lunch and departure

Previous Retreats

Joint Departmental/ISMB Retreat 2007

ISMB Retreat 2005





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