ISMB Symposium

ISMB Symposium, 16-17 June 2022

The 10th ISMB Symposium will take place on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 June 2022 in the JZ Young Lecture Theatre G29, Anatomy & Medical Sciences Building, UCL. Registration is open until Friday 10 June 2022.

Day 1 – Thursday 16th June

Session 1:

Introduction by Prof Finn Werner, ISMB director
Opening by Dr Hazel Willis, Executive Dean, School of Science, Birkbeck

Understanding Bioenergetic Processes at the Nanoscale Using CryoEM
Dr Karen Davies, Diamond Light Source, Didcot, UK
Chair: Amandine Marechal

To cleave or not to cleave: that is the question. The existential dilemmas of programmable RNA degrading enzyme
Dr Katarzyna Bandyra, University of Warsaw, Poland
Chair: Terry Kipkorir

Molecular mechanisms for calcium-dependent synaptic plasticity
Dr Matthew Gold, ISMB, London, UK
Chair: Rebecca Brooker

Lunch break; speakers-student and post-doc chairs lunch

Session 2:

Introducing new functionality into DNA-encoded cyclic peptide discovery systems
Dr Louise Walport, Imperial College London, UK
Chair: Ashton Curtis

Enhancer- promoter communication – is close enough, enough?
Prof Wendy Bickmore, University of Edinburgh, UK
Chair: Michal Sykora

Flash talks – 2 minutes per poster

Poster session with coffee (across the lobby in the Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre, G04 UCL Anatomy Building)

Session 3:

Virus-inspired designs of antimicrobial nanocapsules
Prof Franca Fraternali, King’s College London, UK
Chair: Paul Ashford

17.10-17.50 RNA-mediated regulation within protein-coding sequences
Dr Gisela Storz, NIH, Bethesda, USA
Chair: Tine Arnvig

Day 2 – Friday 17th June

Session 4:

Unravelling RNA- and DNA-protein interactions with mass spectrometry
Prof Henning Urlaub, MPI Göttingen, Germany
Chair: Sarah Vickers

The Spatial Organisation of the Transcriptome and Proteome
Prof Kathryn Lilley, University of Cambridge, UK
Chair: Aisha Ben-Younis

Coffee break (across the lobby in the Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre, G04 UCL Anatomy Building)

Power to the protein: analyse, build, protect with Spy superglues
Prof Mark Howarth, University of Oxford, UK
Chair: Ryan Dowsell

Understanding the emergence of life-like activities from simple RNA systems
Dr James Attwater, UCL Department of Chemistry, UK
Chair: Chris Dulson

Lunch break; speakers-panel lunch

Session 5:

Probing enzyme binding using time-resolved fluorescence anisotropy
Dr Thomas Blacker, ISMB, UK
Chair: Snezana Djordjevic

Visualizing bacterial cell-cell interactions in microbial communities
Dr Brian Ho, ISMB, UK
Chair: Duy-Khanh Phung

A novel mechanism of protein misfolding observed on translating ribosomes
Dr Lisa Cabrita, ISMB, UK
Chair: Minkoo Ahn

New insights into protein structure and dynamics from X-ray free-electron lasers
Prof Ilme Schlichting, MPI Heidelberg, Germany
Chair: Lauren Woodburn

Award of best poster prize;
Concluding remarks

Previous ISMB Symposia

Since 2004, the biennial ISMB Symposium has taken place in Bloomsbury on even years, with talks from eminent speakers in the five ISMB core areas of Structural Biology, Chemical Biology, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Proteomics, and Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Reports on some of these Symposia can be read below.

9th Symposium, 7-8 January 2021

8th Symposium, 18-19 June 2018

6th Symposium, 17-18 June 2014

5th Symposium, 20-21 June 2012 

4th Symposium, 17-18 June 2010

3rd Symposium, 19-20 June 2008