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ISMB Symposium 2010

17-18 June 2010

The 4th ISMB symposium was held on Thursday 17 June and Friday 18 June 2010.

A write up of the Symposium is now available. Please click here to download the document.


Christopher Ingold Auditorium, Christopher Ingold Building
UCL, Department of Chemistry, 20 Gordon Street, WC1H 0AJ London

The programme is available as a pdf here.

Thursday 17 June (Day 1)

09.30 - 09.55 Tea and coffee on arrival

09.55 - 10.00 Opening comments and welcome by Professor Mary Collins (UCL FLS Dean) and
Professor Gabriel Waksman (Director of ISMB)

Structural Biology programme

10:00 - 10.45 'Client Protein Recruitment to the Hsp90 Molecular Chaperone System'
Professor Laurence Pearl, University of Sussex (UK) 

10.45 - 11.30 'Structure and dynamics or a ribosome-bound nascent chain by NMR spectroscopy'
Dr John Christodoulou, ISMB, London (UK)

11.30 - 12.15 'Electron Cryomicroscopy: From Molecules to Systems'
Professor Wolfgang Baumeister, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (Germany)

12.15 - 14.00 Lunch break

Biophysics programme

14.00 - 14.45 'Molecular insights into deadly protein self-assembly and amyloid disease'
                        Professor Sheena Radford, Leeds University (UK)

14.45 - 15.30 'A Wet Walk in the Thicket of Thermodynamics'
                        Dr Mark Williams, ISMB, London (UK)

15.30 - 15.50 Strictly Come Science video competition screening

15.50 - 16.15 Tea and coffee break

16.15 - 17.00 'The Biophysics of Gene Regulation, Studied One Molecule at a Time'
                        Professor Steve Block, Stanford University (USA)

Friday 18 June (Day 2)

Chemical Biology Programme

10.00 - 10.45 'Sugars and Proteins'
                   Professor Ben Davis, Oxford University (UK)

10.45 - 11.30 'Development and Application of Peptide Thioester Synthesis Using N to S Acyl Transfer'
                   Dr Derek MacMillan, ISMB, London (UK)

11.30 - 12.15 'Drugging Oncogenic Transcription Factors'
                   Professor Gregory Verdine, Harvard University (USA)

12.05 - 14.00 Lunch break

Computational Biology Programme

14.00 - 14.45 'Multi-scale Biomolecular Simulations of Membrane Proteins: from Structure to Signalling'
                   Professor Mark Sansom, Oxford University (UK)

14.45 - 15.30 'Analysis of Antibody Sequence and Structure'
                   Dr Andrew Martin, ISMB, London (UK)

15.30 - 16.00 Tea and coffee break

16.00 - 16.45 'Integrative structure determination of macromolecular assemblies'
                   Professor Andrej Sali, UCSF (USA)

16.45 - 16.50 Concluding remarks by Professor Nicholas Keep (Birkbeck Dean of Sciences) and
Professor Gabriel Waksman (Director of ISMB)



symp write up

Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, University of London
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