Structural Dynamics in Cellular Communication

9-10 February 2015 @ Square, Brussels, Belgium
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Structural Dynamics in Cellular Communication

Join VIB at its first conference on ‘Structural dynamics in cellular communication’ that will take place in an architecturally significant venue in the heart of Europe (Brussels, Belgium) from 9-10 February, 2015.

The conference will cover the latest advances in protein science, focusing on systems structural biology, the functional role of structural dynamics, the organization of complexes and key technological advances. During four  plenary sessions this first edition will handle the following topics:  macromolecular machines and assemblages; protein network dynamics; protein fluctuations and function; and membrane proteins and complexes.

For a one to one meeting with some of the experts in the field, sign up for our walking dinner at the Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo. This dinner offers the unique possibility to network in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Sign up during your registration.


 

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Top speakers: 

Ada Yonath

Weizmann Institute of Science, IL

Lewis Kay

University of Toronto, Canada

Sheena Radford

University of Leeds, UK

Brian T. Chait

Rockefeller University, US

Susan Buchanan

National Institutes of Health, US

Thomas Marlovits

Center for Structural Systems Biology, Hamburg, Germany

Han Remaut

VIB Laboratory of Structural and Molecular Microbiology, VUB, Belgium

Jan Tavernier

VIB Department of Medical Protein Research, UGent, Belgium

Savvas Savvides

Ghent University, Belgium

W. Todd Lowther

Wake Forest School of Medicine, US

Rama Ranganathan

UT Southwestern Medical Center, US

Rob Russell

University of Heidelberg, Germany

Gebhard Schertler

Paul Scherrer Institut, ETH

Bridget Carragher

Scripps Research Institute & NanoImaging Services, Inc.

David Barford

Cancer Research, UK

Anne-Claude Gavin

EMBL, Heidelberg

Frank Sobott

University of Antwerp, Belgium
Download the program: 

Monday 9 February, 2015

Monday, 9 February, 2015
08:45 - 09:20
Registration & Welcome coffee
Silver Foyer
09:20 - 09:30
Welcome - Peter Tompa
Silver Hall
09:30 - 12:20
Macromolecular machines and assemblages
Silver Hall
09:30 - 10:05
Structure and mechanism of the anaphase-promoting complex
David Barford
Cancer Research, UK
Academic speaker
10:05 - 10:40
Using EM to investigate the dynamics of molecular machines
Bridget Carragher
Scripps Research Institute & NanoImaging Services, Inc.
Academic speaker
10:40 - 11:10
Coffee Break
11:10 - 11:30
The application of Free Electron Lasers to biology: a new age of time resolved crystallography
Gebhard Schertler
Paul Scherrer Institut, ETH
Academic speaker
11:30 - 11:50
Dynamic protein structure: from protein disorder to membrane pores
Frank Sobott
University of Antwerp, Belgium
Academic speaker
11:50 - 12:10
A comprehensive structural model of the ATPase cycle of a mitotic motor highlights molecular adaptations for force production in kinesin family
Adeline Goulet
Architecture et Fonction des Macromolécules Biologiques (AFMB) laboratory, (CNRS, AMU), France
Academic speaker
12:10 - 12:20
Duolink using PLA Technology
Delphine Ayache
Sigma-Aldrich
Company speaker
12:20 - 13:20
Lunch
Silver Foyer
13:20 - 15:00
Poster Session 1
Magritte Foyer
15:00 - 18:40
Protein network dynamics
Silver Hall
15:00 - 15:35
Predicting the mechanism how mutations and post-translational modifications affect biological networks
Rob Russell
University of Heidelberg, Germany
Academic speaker
15:35 - 16:10
Protein-lipid networks
Anne-Claude Gavin
EMBL, Heidelberg
Academic speaker
16:10 - 16:40
Coffee Break
16:40 - 17:00
Structural and chemical gymnastics of peroxiredoxins during catalysis, hyperoxidation and repair
W. Todd Lowther
Wake Forest School of Medicine, US
Academic speaker
17:00 - 17:20
AcTakines: old monkeys, new tricks
Jan Tavernier
VIB Department of Medical Protein Research, UGent, Belgium
Academic speaker
17:20 - 17:40
Mining the ROS-sensors of Arabidopsis thaliana with a sulfenomic approach
Jingjing Huang
VIB Structural Biology Research Center, VUB, Belgium
Academic speaker
17:40 - 18:40
Species-specific antibiotics resistance
Ada Yonath
Weizmann Institute of Science, IL
Keynote speaker
18:40 - 19:40
Reception
Silver Foyer
20:00 - 22:00
Conference dinner with the speakers
Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo

The members of the organizing committee are:

Peter Tompa, Joris Messens, Han Remaut and Jan Steyaert from VIB Structural Biology Research Center, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Jan Tavernier, VIB Department of Medical Protein Research, UGent
Mark Veugelers and Evy Vierstraete, VIB Headquarters

Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Tuesday, 10 February, 2015
09:30 - 12:00
Protein fluctuations and function
Silver Hall
09:30 - 10:05
Seeing the invisible by solution NMR spectroscopy
Lewis Kay
University of Toronto, Canada
Academic speaker
10:05 - 10:40
The Evolutionary "Design" of Proteins.
Rama Ranganathan
UT Southwestern Medical Center, US
Academic speaker
10:40 - 11:10
Coffee break
11:10 - 11:30
Molecular dissection of protein folding and misfolding mechanisms
Sheena Radford
University of Leeds, UK
Academic speaker
11:30 - 11:50
Exposing the structural culprit: Insights into signaling assemblies mediated by TSLP in inflammatory allergic disorders
Savvas Savvides
Ghent University, Belgium
Academic speaker
11:50 - 12:10
Molecular basis of secondary multidrug transport: from protein dynamics to drug extrusion
Cedric Govaerts
Structure and Function of Membrane Biology Laboratory, VUB, Belgium
Academic speaker
12:10 - 13:10
Lunch
Silver Foyer
13:10 - 15:00
Poster session 2
Magritte Foyer
15:00 - 18:40
Membrane proteins, complexes
Silver Hall
15:00 - 15:35
Hybrid Methods for Defining the Structure and Function of Cellular Machines
Brian T. Chait
Rockefeller University, US
Academic speaker
15:35 - 16:10
Structural insight into the biogenesis of beta-barrel membrane proteins
Susan Buchanan
National Institutes of Health, US
Academic speaker
16:10 - 16:40
Coffee break
16:40 - 17:00
Forming amyloid fibrils - the bacterial way
Han Remaut
VIB Laboratory of Structural and Molecular Microbiology, VUB, Belgium
Academic speaker
17:00 - 17:20
Protein Transport across Membranes - Dynamics of the Injectisome
Thomas Marlovits
Center for Structural Systems Biology, Hamburg, Germany
Academic speaker
17:20 - 17:40
An effective plasma membrane proteomics approach for small tissue samples
Katrien Smolders
KU Leuven
Academic speaker
17:40 - 18:00
Closing remarks

Peter Tompa, Joris Messens, Han Remaut and Jan Steyaert from VIB Department of Structural Biology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Jan Tavernier, VIB Department of Medical Protein Research, UGent
Mark Veugelers and Evy Vierstraete, VIB Headquarters