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NESS 2010

The 7th Annual North Eastern Structure Symposium

Biophysics of Protein Folding and Misfolding

Saturday, 16th October 2010

University of Connecticut
Storrs Campus
Biological Sciences/Physics Building, 91 North Eagleville Road
Lectures in Chemistry A120, 55 North Eagleville Road

Due to demand we have now reopened registration for the talks & lunch only. We have no more places left for poster or dinner registrations.

We are pleased to announce the 2010 North East Structure Symposium (NESS). This annual symposium series during the New England  'Fall Foliage Season' is intended as a venue to share expertise on new methodologies and developments in structural biology.  We anticipate that the meeting will offer an opportunity for students and senior investigators to foster new interactions and collaborations.

Each year's symposium covers a defined topic.  The theme for the 7th annual NESS, which will be held Saturday, October 16, 2010 on the Storrs campus of the University of Connecticut, is Biophysics of Protein Folding and Misfolding.  Sub-sessions include Folding Motifs, Assemblies of Supramolecular Complexes, and Amyloidogenic Proteins.  We have assembled an exciting roster of speakers and look forward to having you join us in a stimulating and thought-provoking symposium. The symposium will also feature a poster-session for students with prizes awarded for the best posters. Please share information about NESS with colleagues that might be interested in this event.

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Ueli Aebi

Maurice E. Mueller Institute - University of Basel

From nuclear pore complex structure to nucleocytoplasmic transport - towards a bottom-up approach

Chris Dobson

Department of Chemistry - University of Cambridge

The Generic Character of Protein Misfolding Disease

INVITED SPEAKERS

Amy Keating

Department of Biology - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Elucidating determinants of interaction specificity in structurally conserved interfaces

Bob Matthews

Biochemistry and  Molecular Pharmacology - University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Cores of stability in globular proteins: clusters of branched beta side chains

Andrew Miranker

Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry - Yale University, New Haven

Small molecule approaches to elucidating mechanism in large molecule aggregation

Dan Raleigh

Department of Chemistry - State University of New York, Stony Brook

A High resolution study of a low resolution process - Residue specific studies of amyloid formation

Lynne Regan

Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry - Yale University, New Haven

The folding and design of repeat proteins

Robert Tycko

Laboratory of Chemical Physics - National Institutes of Health

Structure of Unfolded, Partly Folded, and Misfolded Proteins:  Insights from Solid State NMR

Peter Burkhard

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology - University of Connecticut, Storrs

Design of autonomously folding protein nanoparticles


ORGANIZER

Andrei Alexandrescu

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology

University of Connecticut, Storrs

CO-ORGANIZER

Peter Burkhard

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology and Institute of Materials Science

University of Connecticut, Storrs

CONTACT & INQUERIES

Andrei Alexandrescu

Structural Biology (NESS'10)

University of Connecticut

U-3125, 91 North Eagleville Road

Storrs, CT 06269-3125

Telephone: (860) 486-4414

Fax: (860) 486-4331


REGISTRATION & FEES

Early registration fee (by October 1)            $20 student/postdoc
                                                                     $35 faculty/other.
Regular registration fee (after October 1)    $35 student/postdoc
                                                                         $50 faculty/other.
Registration includes lunch, refreshments and poster sessions. Alternatively, participants can choose to register with dinner reception included for an additional $25.00 (students/postdocs) or $30.00 (faculty/other), respectively. Seats for dinner reception are limited and are provided on a first-come and are now closed, sorry.

 

We strongly encourage students & postdocs to participate in the poster session. There will be a $100 cash prize for the "best poster award". Poster dimensions: No bigger than 4' x 6'.

Please click here for online registration (and credit card payment). For UCONN faculty who would like to pay by FRS, follow this link.

Walk-in registrations must be paid by check.

DOWNLOADS & LINKS

Download NESS'10 flyer here.
Link to program
Registration with FRS-number
Registration with credit card

Link to directions

Link to campus map