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Inauguration ceremony of the upgraded high-field NMR Center at EMBL Heidelberg - (Feb/24/2009 )

Location & Date: EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany, Friday 13 March, 2009

Deadline for registration is 2 March 2009

Event website & Registration:

NMR in Europe: Inauguration of the upgraded high-field NMR centre at the EMBL

You are invited to celebrate with us the opening of the upgraded high-field NMR centre at the EMBL, Heidelberg. This 1-day symposium will bring together European NMR experts to present the enormous advances of NMR in the past years, both in terms of technology and applications, and to discuss the steadily increasing role of NMR in structural biology of the cell.


9:00 – 9:30 Greetings/Opening

RNA and RNP complexes in gene regulation
9:30 – 10:00 Michael Sattler (TU Munich, Germany)
Structure and dynamics of molecular recognition in the regulation of pre-mRNA splicing

10:00 – 10:30 Harald Schwalbe (Frankfurt University, Germany)
Functional non-coding RNAs studied by NMR spectroscopy

10:30 – 11:00 Frederic Allain (ETH, Zurich, Switzerland)
Using NMR to study post-transcriptional gene regulation mechanisms

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

Structure and dynamics of proteins by NMR and x-ray crystallography
11:30 – 12:00 Irmgard Sinning (Heidelberg University, Germany)
Dynamic changes in SRP during protein targeting

12:00 – 12:30 Michael Nilges (Institut Pasteur, Paris, France)
Structure and dynamics of proteins by quantitative analysis of interproton NOEs

12:30 – 13:00 Rolf Boelens (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Structure and dynamics in gene regulation and DNA repair

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 Site visits

Folded and unfolded proteins
15:00 – 15:30 Roland Riek (ETH, Zürich, Switzerland)
Structure Function Relationship of Protein Aggregates

15:30 – 16:00 Martin Blackledge (IBS, Grenoble, France)
NMR Studies of Conformational Fluctuations in Folded and Unfolded Proteins in Solution: Towards a Description of Functionally Important Motions in Biology

16:00 – 16:30 Annalisa Pastore (NIMR, London, UK)
Fratxin: no longer an orphan protein

16:30 – 17:00 Coffee break

Membrane proteins by solution- and solid-state NMR
17:00 – 17:30 Hartmut Oschkinat (FMP, Berlin, Germany)

17:30 – 18:00 Ivano Bertini (CERM, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy)
Solution- and solid-state NMR in system biology

18:00 – 18:30 Christian Griesinger (MPI, Göttingen, Germany)
Neurodegeneration and membrane proteins: An NMR spectroscopic view

18:30 Closing Remarks

Invited Speakers

Prof. Frédéric Allain, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Prof. Ivano Bertini, CERM, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
Prof. Martin Blackledge, IBS, Grenoble, France
Prof. Rolf Boelens, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Prof. Christian Griesinger, MPI, Goettingen, Germany
Prof. Michael Nilges, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Prof. Hartmut Oschkinat, FMP, Berlin, Germany
Dr. Annalisa Pastore, NIMR, London, United Kingdom
Prof. Roland Riek , ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Prof. Michael Sattler, HMGU and TUM , Germany
Prof. Harald Schwalbe, University Frankfurt a. M., Germany
Prof. Irmgard Sinning, University of Heidelberg, Germany


sounds fun. I think Heidelberg is a nice city. :D