About the Sympoisum

Welcome! We are excited to present to you, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Protein Galaxy: A Purdue Mini-symposium on Integrating Structure, Function, and Interactions of the Protein Universe.” We believe this event will provide an exceptional networking opportunity for faculty members, postdoctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students with diverse areas of expertise but a shared interest in protein science, structural biology and biophysics. We have organized this symposium with the hope of developing a network of scientists to foster new collaborations and strengthen existing ones.

The symposium will take place on May 13-14, 2015, on the campus of Purdue University.

Protein-based research at many departments will be highlighted in five scientific sessions:

  • Disorder and Conformational Plasticity in Macromolecules
  • Biophysical Methods and Emerging Techniques
  • Disease, Pathogenesis and Therapeutics
  • Biosynthesis and Catalysis
  • Macromolecular Complexes and Assemblies

In addition to our scientific sessions, we are planning to organize workshops for all attendees to learn about the technical details of chosen biophysical techniques. Some techniques that we have in mind are Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Macromolecule Dynamics by NMR and EPR, Membrane Protein Crystallography, and Structure Determination using Cryo-Electron Microscopy.

We are also happy to receive suggestions for additional/alternative scientific sessions. Ultimately, this symposium is organized to provide an enjoyable and enriching experience for the attendees. We would be grateful for your input to make this the best event it can possibly be.

We invite you to join us for the symposium. Registration is free, and includes a form for abstract submission, as well as preference for type of presentation. Space is limited and we ask that you register soon. Please check our program regularly for updates.

We look forward to your participation!

The Purdue Mini-symposium Organizers

proteins.at.purdue AT gmail DOT com

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