The 3rd Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Conference, which will take place in Brno, Czech Republic, from May 24 till May 26, 2017. Brno is the city of Gregor Johann Mendel, a founder of modern genetics and one of the first scientists who applied multidisciplinary approach to explain his observations. Social programme of the meeting will include visit of the Mendel’s Museum and dinner at the Augustinian Abbey, where Gregor Johann Mendel worked and lived.
Instruct is a distributed European Research Infrastructure, which provides scientists with access to all major cutting edge technologies that enable biomacromolecular structure determination at atomic resolution. Access to all of these technologies has been available to European member researchers from February 2012. The inaugural Instruct Structural Biology Meeting at Heidelberg in 2013 successfully showcased integrative structural biology and its impact on biological research and biomedicine. The second Biennial took place in Florence in 2015 continuing the integrative line with an increased focus on innovation. This new edition will include sessions that represent recent structural biology highlights, emerging methods and technologies and results of biomedical importance.
|Richard Stefl||Albert Heck||Leemor Joshua-Tor||Masahide Kikkawa||Michael Sattler||Juli Feigon||Andrew Carter||Babis Kalodimos|
|Thijn Brummelkamp||Radostin Danev||James Naismith||Kristina Djinovic-Carugo||Petr Leiman||Andrea Musacchio||David Stuart|
|Speakers selected from abstracts:||Vladena Bauerova||Giulia Glorani||Moran Shalev-Benami||Aurelien Thureau|
Limited accommodation is available at the venue. To book a room please click here and add code 'INSTRUCT' for preferential rates not forgetting to add date of arrival and departure.
The Brno International Airport has restricted flights arriving from different destinations. Brno can be reached from Vienna, Prague, Bratislava or Munich . Of these, Vienna Airport would be the best option. Additionally, there are also two flights a day landing at Brno Airport from Munich. There are direct trains from both Vienna Hauptbahnhof (Vienna main railway station) and Prague hlavní nádraží (Prague hl. n., Prague main railway station) to Brno hlavní nádraží (Brno hl. n., Brno main railway station). Tickets can be purchased from ticket counter on the day.
Detailed information on how to get to Brno can be found here
From Brno hl. n., take tram no. 12 towards Technologický park, alight after three stops at Šilingrovo náměstí and the venue is 290 m along Husova road.
The venue is also a 15 mins (1.1 km) walk away from the main railway station for those inclined to walk.
Student Fellowship applications are invited from graduate students
Fellowships will cover economy travel costs plus accommodation for 2 nights.
Applicants should send a copy of the abstract submitted upon registration and a 200 words statement justifying their application and a letter of recommendation from their supervisor to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for Fellowship applications is 15th March 2017.
John Briggs EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
|iNEXT||Central European Institute of Technology|
The Ivano Bertini Award recognises a significant achievement in frontier research that utilises an integrative structural biology approach. The first recipient of the award is Stephen Cusack FRS, Head of EMBL Outstation in Grenoble. His work on the structure of protein-RNA complexes and proteins involved in host-pathogen responses is ground-breaking and exemplifies the power of using integrated technology approaches in research. The Award is the first commemorating Ivano Bertini who developed powerful new methods in NMR and built up a world class Centre for Magnetic Resonance (CERM) in Florence. CERM was in the first group of major Centres in structural biology to form the Core structure of Instruct.
The Award of €15,000 is endowed by Bruker BioSpin which, together with Ivano, developed NMR instrumentation to broaden its application and increase measurement sensitivity.
|15:30-17:00||Instruct-ULTRA General Assembly|
|17:00-18:00||Business Working Group|
The Instruct Council is the main strategic body of Instruct with members from the funding bodies from Instruct Countries. The Council is chaired by the MRC and meets 3 times per year.
St Thomas's Abbey is one of the most popular buildings in Brno. Gregor Johann Mendel, the famous geneticist, was an abbot in this church. The monastry garden is where Mendel conducted his famous experiments on pea plants. Joint event with 2nd Annual Users meeting of iNEXT
16:00 - A walking tour to the Mendel Museum "Father of Genetics". Please register by 28th April to take part.
Chairs: Dave Stuart and Vladi Sklenar
|09:00-09:25||Albert Heck - Utrecht University|
|09:30-09:55||Juli Feigon - University of California|
|10:00-10:25||Richard Štefl - Masaryk University|
|11:00-11:25||Moran Shalev Benami - Weizmann Institute of Science|
|11:30-11:55||Leemor Joshua-Tor - Watson School of Biological Sciences|
|12:00-12:25||Ivano Bertini Award Talk from the Awardee|
|Lunch time presentation by FEI|
Chairs: Lucia Banci and Ray Owens
|14:00-14:25||Kristina Djinovic-Carugo - University of Vienna|
|14:30-14:55||James Naismith - St. Andrews University|
|15:00-15:25||Masahide Kikkawa - University of Tokyo|
|16:00-16:25||Vladena Bauerova - Institute of Molecular Biology Slovak Academy of Sciences|
|16:30-16:55||Andrew Carter - MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology|
Poster prize for best poster is $100 and $250 worth products sponsored by MiTeGen
Chairs: John Briggs and Stephen Cusack
|09:00-09:25||Radostin Danev - Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry|
|09:30-09:55||Thijn Brummelkamp - Netherlands Cancer Institute|
|10:00-10:25||Michael Sattler - TU München/Helmholtz Zentrum München|
|11:00-11:25||Giulia Glorani - University of Verona|
|11:30-11:55||Babis Kalodimos - University of Minnesota|
|12:00-12:25||Aurélien Thureau - Synchrotron Soleil|
Chairs: Anastassis Perrakis and Bruno Klaholz
|14:00-14:25||Andrea Musacchio - Max-Planck Institute|
|14:30-14:55||Petr Leiman - The University of Texas Medical Branch|
|15:00-15:30||Dave Stuart - University of Oxford|
|15:30-16:00||Poster prize presentation and closing|
Workshop on Access management and ARIA operability. ARIA is a collection of cloud services provided by Instruct to research infrastructures, facilities and user communities within structural biology and related fields.
iNEXT: Infrastructure for NMR, EM and X-rays for Translational Research
West-Life is a H2020 Virtual Research Environment project that will provide the application level services specific to uses cases in structural biology, covering all experimental techniques (e.g. Xray, cryo-EM, NMR, SAXS), enabling structural biologists to get the benefit of the generic services developed by EUDAT and the EGI.
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