The workshop on membrane protein 2D crystallization and electron crystallography is aimed at PhD students, PostDocs, and beyond, who are interested in the structure determination of membrane proteins (or other 2D protein crystal arrays) by electron crystallography. Topics
This workshop has two major aims:
Training: To provide a unique forum to train skilled biochemists and electron microscopists (PhD, Post docs and beyond), in membrane protein 2D crystallization, electron crystallographic data collection and data processing.
- Membrane protein solubilisation and crystallization
- Sample preparation for electron microscopy
- Cryo-EM data collection (imaging and electron diffraction)
- Data processing with the MRC, IPLT and 2dx software packages
- Data evaluation and model building
Advancing the technology: To bring together many of the leading groups in electron crystallography to forge innovative collaborations for new technology development.
The workshop will feature lectures in the morning, practicals in the afternoon, student poster session before dinner, and science talks in the evening. Computer practicals will use machines in a local computer room. However, students are also invited to bring their own laptop computer (Linux or OSX), where we can try to install the image processing software packages and run the processing on your own computers during the workshop. Dates
Workshop Lectures: September 8-12, 2008 (Monday-Friday) Arrival: Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008. Departure: Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008
The workshop will be divided into four blocks: Lectures (morning), hands-on practicals (afternoon), poster sessions (before dinner), and research talks (evening). See also here
Bryant Gipson, UC Davis, CA. Phone: +1 (530) 754 8285
Ben Hankamer, University of Queensland, Australia.
Thomas Walz, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
Henning Stahlberg, University of California at Davis, CA, USA
Speakers (all confirmed)
- Anchi Cheng, Scripps, CA, USA
- Andreas Engel, Biozentrum, Basel, Switzerland
- Andreas Schenk, Biozentrum, Basel, Switzerland
- Ansgar Philippsen, Biozentrum, Basel, Switzerland
- Ben Hankamer, University of Queensland, Australia
- Bob Glaeser, UC Berkeley, CA, USA
- Bryant Gipson, UC Davis, CA, USA
- Catherine Venien-Bryan, Oxford University, UK
- Daniel Levy, Paris, France
- Dieter Typke, UC Berkeley, CA, USA
- Nobuhiko Gyobu, AIST, Tokyo, Japan
- Hans Hebert, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
- Henning Stahlberg, UC Davis, CA, USA
- Herve Remigy, Biozentrum, Basel, Switzerland
- Iban Ubarretxena-Belandia, CUNY, NY, USA
- Ken Downing, LBNL, Berkeley, CA, USA
- Michael Landsberg, University of Queensland, Australia
- Nigel Browning, LLNL, CA, USA
- Thomas Walz, Harvard Med. School, MA, USA
- Werner Kuehlbrandt, MPI Frankfurt, Germany
- Xiangyan Zeng, UC Davis, CA, USA
- Yifan Cheng, UC San Francisco, CA, USA
Life Sciences 1022, Molecular & Cellular Biology, College of Biological Sciences, UC Davis, Davis, CA 95616
Davis is a small, friendly University town, with the highest bicycle density in the USA. Distances from the conference housing to the lecture hall and downtown are short walking distances.
Travel to and from the workshop at UC Davis has to be organized by the participants. The closest airport is Sacramento Airport (SMF), with about 15 minutes driving time from UC Davis. San Francisco Airport (SFO) is about 1 hour 30 minutes from UC Davis. We recommend the Davis Airporter for transport to and from the airports.
The workshop is currently limited to 20 participants. The fee for academic participants is US$200, which covers registration, breakfast and lunch during the workshop. Lodging is not included in the registration fee, and can be reserved either with the UC Davis campus guest accommodation (only 16 units available at $65/night on a first come first serve basis), or with a local hotel (we can assist in finding a hotel). Registration can be completed at here before the deadline of 1 June 2008.
We are greatful to generous support from
- NanoTechnology Systems
- National Science Foundation
- Storer Lecture Series
- UC Davis