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ISMB Retreat 2015

Tuesday 30 June and Wednesday 1 July

   
About the Retreat Registration Further information for attendees

The aim of the retreat is to explore our links to biology, to build connections between ISMB members and to encourage collaboration. The retreat aims to give the strongest voice to students and postdocs at UCL and Birkbeck.

The 6th ISMB Retreat will take place on the 30th June and 1st July 2015 at Robinson College, Cambridge. Registration is now closed.

2015 ISMB Retreat Programme

For details about how to reach Robinson College, see 'Further information for attendees'.

All activities listed take place in the Auditorium, except where noted.
 
Tuesday 30 June
 
11.30 - 12.00
Arrival and registration in the Auditorium foyer
 
12.00 - 12.55
Buffet lunch in the Garden Restaurant
 
12.55 - 13.00
Welcome address
 
13.00 - 13.40 Keynote talk: 'Dynamics of Lipid Signalling on Membranes'
Dr. Roger Williams, Cambridge MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
 

13.40 - 14.20
Students and postdocs presentations, Session I

 

 

13.40
'Dissecting the regulation of the CCR4-NOT RNA deadenylation machinery: the role of DDX17 and IMP1'
Dr. Virginia Castilla-Llorente, Department of Structural and Molecular Biology, UCL

14.00
'The foundation and applications of Benzylisoquinoline Alkaloid Biosynthesis'
Benjamin Lichman, Department of Structural and Molecular Biology, UCL

 
14.20 - 14.40
Tea and Coffee break in the Dining Hall
 
14.40 - 15.40
Students and postdocs presentations, Session II


14.40
'An integrative approach to elucidate solution structure and (dys)function of phospholipase Cγ'
Hans Koss, Division of Molecular Structure, NIMR

15.00
'ATR-FTIR Spectroscopy as a bedside diagnostic tool for detecting renal disease biomarkers in fresh urine samples'
Katie Oliver, Department of Structural and Molecular Biology, UCL

15.20
'Using correlated mutation analysis to model multi-domain proteins'
Stuart Tetchner, Department of Computer Science, UCL

 

15.40 - 16.00
Break before 'Professional Speed Interviews' activity

 
16.00 - 18.00
'Professional Speed Interviews' All attendees will be based in one of five activity rooms. Information will be provided.
 
18.00 - 18.30
Free time before dinner
 
18.30 - 20.00
Dinner in the Dining Hall
 

20.00 - 22.00
Poster session in the Dining Hall

 
Wednesday 1 July
 
From 07.30
Breakfast in the Garden Restaurant
 
09.00 - 09.40
Keynote talk: 'FMOs in Health and Disease: Molecular Biology Meets Metabolism'
Prof. Elizabeth Shephard, Research Department of Structural and Molecular Biology, UCL
 

09.40 - 10.40
Students and postdocs presentations, Session III

 

09.40
'Initiation of plasmid replication: DNA supercoiling is everything'
Algirdas Toleikis, Division of Physical Biochemistry, NIMR

10.00
'Towards point-of-care pre-cancer diagnosis with infrared spectroscopy'
Liberty Foreman, Department of Structural and Molecular Biology, UCL

10.20
'Stability and structural change during the oligomerisation of α1-antitrypsin'

Dr. James Irving, Wolfson Institute of Biomedical Research

 
10.40 - 11.00
Tea and Coffee break in the Dining Hall
 

11.00 - 11.40
Students and postdocs presentations, session IV

 

11.00
'Investigations of Structural Ensembles and Disorder-to-Order Transitions in Intrinsically Disordered Proteins'

Tomasz Kosciolek, Department of Computer Science, UCL

11.20
'Engineering an HNA episome – the essential first step towards synthetic life'
Dr. Eszter Csibra, Research Department of Structural and Molecular Biology

 
11.40 - 12.20
Keynote talk: 'Understanding and Engineering Natural Products from Plants'
Prof. Sarah O’Connor, Department of Biological Chemistry, John Innes Centre
 
12.20 - 12.25
Awards for best poster and best oral presentation
 
12.25 - 12.30
Closing remarks
 

12.30 - 14.00
Buffet Lunch in the Garden Restaurant / Departure Coaches will depart from the front of Robinson College at 13.45 and 14.00 for anyone who requires transport to Cambridge train station.

 
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Previous Retreats

5th ISMB Retreat
3 & 4 July 2013

4th ISMB Retreat
21 & 22 June 2011

3rd ISMB Retreat

24 & 25 June 2009

ISMB Retreat
19 & 20 June 2007

ISMB Retreat
27 & 28 June 2005


 




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