Symposium 2018

Updated: July 16, 2018

16th Annual CBC Symposium

“A New Age of Structural Biology: Structure Meets Dynamics”

DATE: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
TIME: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Northwestern University Chicago campus
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Feinberg Conference Center, Rooms A – D
251 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611

The 16th Annual CBC Symposium, titled “A New Age of Structural Biology: Structure Meets Dynamics,” will take place on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at the Northwestern University Chicago campus. This all-day event is organized by Alfonso Mondragón (NU-Chairman), Tony Kossiakoff (UChicago), Arnon Lavie (UIC) and Valerie Tokars (NU). The meeting will also include a poster session. The event is free of charge but pre-registration is required.

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Produced by Corinna Kitcharoen @ CBC, 2018

The registration is now OPEN. Deadline: Friday, September 7, 2018.

To register CLICK HERE.

Abstract Submission:
The abstract submission is now OPEN. Deadline: Friday, September 7, 2018.

NOTE: The CBC will provide poster boards. Please note that the poster boards are 4’ (H) x 6’ (W).

To submit abstract CLICK HERE.


Jingyi FEI Jingyi FEI
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TALK TITLE: Two-step binding kinetics of tRNA ligand by T-box riboswitch

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TALK TITLE: The structure of the nuclear pore complex

University of Michigan
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TALK TITLE: APOBEC3H-RNA in the Molecular Arms Race Against HIV

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TALK TITLE: Information processing at the plasma membrane

Eric XU Eric XU
Van Andel Institute
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TALK TITLE: Structural biology of GPCR signaling complexes

Xiaojing YANG Xiaojing YANG
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TALK TITLE: Observing protein structure dynamics at atomic resolution

Preliminary Program:

9:00 – 9:30 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast and Poster set-up
(Krumlovsky Atrium)
9:30 – 9:45 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks by Jim Audia, CBC Executive Director and Rick Morimoto, CBC Scientific Director, NU
(Conference Rooms: A,B,C,D)
  Session I
Moderator: Tony Kossiakof, UChicago
(Conference Rooms: A,B,C,D)
9:45 – 10:25 AM Jingyi FEI, UChicago
Two-Step Binding Kinetics of tRNA Ligand by T-box Riboswitch
10:30 – 11:10 AM André HOELZ, Caltech
The Structure of the Nuclear Pore Complex
11:15 – 11:55 AM Janet SMITH, University of Michigan
APOBEC3H-RNA in the Molecular Arms Race Against HIV
12:00 – 1:50 PM Lunch and Poster Session
(Krumlovsky Atrium)
  Session II
Moderator: Valerie Tokars, NU
(Conference Rooms: A,B,C,D)
2:00 – 2:40 PM Reza VAFABAKHSH, NU
Information Processing at the Plasma Membrane
2:45 – 3:25 PM Eric XU, Van Andel Institute
Structural Biology of GPCR Signaling Complexes
3:30 – 3:55 PM Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
(Krumlovsky Atrium)
  Session III
Moderator: Arnon Lavie, UIC
(Conference Rooms: A,B,C,D)
4:00 – 4:40 PM Xiaojing YANG, UIC
Observing Protein Structure Dynamics at Atomic Resolution
4:45 – 4:55 PM Closing remarks by Alfonso Mondragón, NU
(Conference Rooms: A,B,C,D)
5:00 – 6:00 PM Reception
(Krumlovsky Atrium)
6:00 PM Adjourn


More information will be posted when it becomes available. Stay tuned for future updates!