Event Name

Structural Biology Symposium

Start Date 17th Mar 2014
End Date 17th Mar 2014

Structural Biology Symposium

When: Mar 17, 2014 

from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM  

Venue: Campus Gasthuisberg, building O&N2, auditorium BMW2


10:00 Welcome

10:05 Sergei Strelkov (KU Leuven): “Facilites for biomolecular crystallography in Leuven”

10:30 Chris Ulens (KU Leuven): “Structural studies on ligand-gated ion channels”

10:55 Eveline Lescrinier (KU Leuven): “Solution NMR on modified nucleic acids”

11:20 BIOMED Distinguished Lecture by Michael G. Rossmann, Hanley Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, USA: “A personal history of structural virology: from haemoglobin to paramyxoviruses”

12:20 Lunch break (served)

13:15 Jan Steyaert (VIB-VUB) “Nanobodies as tools for the structural and functional investigation of GPCR transmembrane signaling”

13:45 Christian Ottmann (TU Eindhoven) “A structural view on small molecule modulation of protein-protein interactions”

14:15 Michelle Heirbaut (S. Strelkov lab) “Structural and functional studies of human small heat-shock proteins”

14:35 Elke De Zitter (L. Van Meervelt lab) “Rational design of fluorescent proteins using X-ray diffraction”

14:55 Coffee

15:20 Kenneth Verstraete (U Gent) "Structural basis of the pro-inflammatory signaling complex mediated by TSLP"

15:40 Abel Garcia-Pino (VIB-VUB) “The Fic protein Doc uses an inverted substrate to phosphorylate and inactivate EF-Tu”

16:00 Xiaohua Zhou (P. Declerck lab) “Elucidation of the molecular mechanism of a nanobody that inhibits TAFI activation”

16:20 An Van den Bossche (R. Lavigne lab) "Shutdown of the Pseudomonas RNA degradosome by bacteriophage phiKZ"

16:40 End of main programme
“Meet the Expert” session (Prof. Rossmann and selected PhD students, room HP7)

Everyone interested in the latest structural biology research at the KU Leuven and beyond, in particular PhD students, is warmly invited.
Location Leuven
URL http://pharm.kuleuven.be/Biocrystallography/calendar/structural-biology-symposium

Category Symposia
Topics Biological macromolecules