Biomachina Past Events

Event Calendar

Calendar 2007-2011
Dec. 9, 2010
Abby L. Parrill. Ph.D., Dept. of Chemistry, University of Memphis
Computer-Guided Discovery of Autotaxin Inhibitors [Flyer]
Jan. 27, 2010
Teresa Ruiz. Ph.D., Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, University of Vermont
Structure/Function of Macromolecules: Eukaryotic Phosphofructokinase and Bacterial Adhesins [Flyer]
Jan. 6, 2010
Jeffry D. Madura., Ph.D., Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Center for Computational Sciences, Duquesne University
Simulation of Biomolecules in Solution and Bilayers [Flyer]
Dec. 2, 2008
Stefano Constanzi, Ph.D.,  Laboratory of Biological Modeling, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases, NIH
Applicability of Molecular Models of G protein-coupled receptors to Structure-based Drug Discovery [Flyer]
Oct. 15, 2008
Francisco Javier Luque Garriga, Ph.D., Dept of Chemical Physics, University of Barcelona, Spain
Dynamical Understanding of Biomolecules: Ligand Flexibility and Protein Function [Flyer]
June 4, 2008
Ulrich Meissner, Ph.D., Institute of Zoology, Mainz, Germany
3D-Cryo-TEM of High and Low Symmetry Proteins
May 7, 2008
Tracy Nixon. Ph.D., Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University
Bacterial Enhancer Binding Proteins: AAA+ ATPase Motors Controlled by Two-Component Signal Transduction

Calendar 2006
November 1
Zhiyong Zhang, PhD. (Wriggers lab)
A Sparsification Algorithm for Local Featue Analysis of Molecular Dynamics Trajectories
Michael F. Schmid (NCMI)
Aligning and Averaging Subvolumes from Electron Cryo-Tomograms
October 10
Wonmuk Hwang, Ph.D., Department of  Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University
How Does Kinesin Generate a Power Stroke? [Flyer]
September 13
Michael B. Sherman, Ph.D., UTMB, Galveston CryoEM of Balls and Sticks
Jennifer Knight, Ph.D., Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ Modeling Maximal Structural Diversity in X-ray Crystallographic Refinement
August 2
Lorenzo Alamo, Ph.D., Department of Structural Biology, Institute for Scientific Research, Caracas, Venezuela
3D Reconstruction of Molecular Motors in Tarantula Thick Filament
June 7
Mirabela Rusu (Wriggers lab) Biomolecular Pleiomorphism Probed by Spatial Interpolation
Francis Tsai, Ph.D. (Tsai lab)
Visualizing the ATP-Driven Conformational Changes in a Protein Disaggregating Machine
May 3
James Yorke, Ph.D., Institute for Physical Sciences and Technology, University of Maryland
April 17-23
21 Invited Speakers
March 1
Ananth Annapragada, Ph.D. (Annapragada lab)
Nanoparticle Based Imaging Contrast Agents for CT and MRI
Mathew Baker, Ph.D. (NCMI) Building Structural Models from Cryo-EM Density Maps
February 1
Mili Shah (Sorensen lab)
Symmetry Preserving Singular Value Decomposition for Molecular Dynamics
John H. Miller, Jr., Ph.D. (Miller lab) Novel Bioelectric Phenomena in Cellular Organelles

Calendar 2005
December 7 Thomas Connor Bishop, Ph.D., Joint Professor, Tulane University & Xavier University, New Orleans Bend and Shear in Nucleosomal DNA
November 16
Jeffrey J. Reid, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine (Miller lab)
Some Things Never Change: Searching Short Ultra-conserved Elements for Functional ncRNAs
Philip Baldwin, Ph.D., UTHSCH Medical School
Image Correlation Functions and their Use in Cryo-em Image Processing
John Robinson, MD., Ph.D., University of Alabama, Birmingham
Using FRET to evaluate the nonlinear energetics of muscle activation
October 19
Prof. Harold Scheraga, Todd Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, Cornell University
The Two Aspects of the Protein Folding Problem [Flyer]
September 7
Mike Marsh (NCMI) Electron Cryotomography at the NCMI
Ioannis Kakadiaris, Ph.D., University of Houston Signal Processing Approaches to Cardiovascular Risk Screening
Anatoly Kolomeisky, Ph.D., Rice University Coupling of Two Motor Proteins: A New Motor Can Move Faster!
June 1
Ioan Kosztin, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
Active Molecular Transport in Passive Channel Proteins [Flyer]
May 19
Guobin Hu, Ph.D. (Epstein lab) Cryo-EM of Very Long Filament Structures
Dimitri Svergun, Ph.D., EMBL Hamburg Outstation, Germany
Small-Angle X-ray and Neutron Scattering from Solutions of Biological
April 6
Edward H. Egelman, Ph.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville
New Methods in Helical Reconstruction Yield New Insights into Motility, Recombination and Bacterial Pathogenesis [Flyer]
March 2
Brian Chen (Kavraki lab)
Algorithms for Structural Comparison and Statistical Analysis of 3D Protein Motifs
Maya Topf, Ph.D. (Sali lab, UCSF) Structural characterization of components of protein assemblies by comparative modeling and electron cryo-microscopy
February 22
Tetsuro Fujisawa, Ph.D., RIKEN/Harima Insitute, Japan
High pressure Small-angle X-ray Scattering
February 17
Sharon Wolf, Ph.D., Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel
Plant Transfection by Agrobacterium tumefaciens - The Story of a Virulent Helical DNA/Protein Complex that is Transported Through the Plant Nuclear Pore [Flyer]
February 2
Jochen Heyd, Ph.D., Rice University
Screened Coulomb Hybrid Density Functionals:  Enabling High Quality Calculations for Large Systems
January 19 James Carson, Ph.D. (NCMI)
Quantitative Analysis of Cellular Resolution Gene Expression with an Atlas of the Mouse Brain
Rong Chen, Ph.D. (Prasad lab) Structural Studies on Caliciviruses: Clues for How Caliciviruses Evade the Immune System

Calendar 2004
December 1 Klaus Schulten, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Computational Bio- and Nanoscience [Flyer]
November 30
Hans Tietz.
Tietz Video & Image Processing Systems GmbH,
Eremitenweg 1, D-82131 Gauting, Germany
CCD imaging in TEM: An Overview
November 10-11 Biomachina and Boeckeler Instruments, Inc. Cryomicrotomy Workshop,  Institute of Molecular Medicine, UTHSCH
November 3 Hua Tsen, Ph.D. (Zhou lab) High Resolution Modeling of Major Capsid Protein in Human Cytomegalo Virus
Christopher Booth (NCMI) Visualizing Conformational Changes in Macromolecular Assemblies
October 6
Phoebe L. Stewart, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Cryo EM Imaging: Applications from Nanotechnology to
Gene Therapy [Flyer]
September 8 Wei Zhang, Ph.D. (NCMI) Structural Investigation of Human Fatty Acid Synthase
Gary Ren, Ph.D. (NCMI) Atomic Models from 2D Crystals of Aquaporin-1
August 10 Javier Angel Velazquez. Biocomputing Unit, Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia, Campus Universidad Autonoma, Madrid, Spain. Superfamily Probability In Electron Microscopy
June 2
Masahide Kikkawa, M.D., Ph.D. University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center
High Resolution Cryo-Electron Microscopic Studies of Microtubule-Based Motors [Flyer]
May 5 Yi Wan, Ph.D. (NCMI) Advanced Image Processing Tools for Cryo-EM

Steve Ludtke, Ph.D. (NCMI) Improving Single Particle Reconstruction Resolution and Quality
April 14
Wolfgang Recheis, Ph.D. Division of Physiologic Imaging, University of Iowa College of Medicine
From Australopithecines to the Tyrolean Iceman: Radiology meets Anthropology [Flyer]
April 7
Willy Wriggers, Ph.D. (Biomachina) Allosteric Flexing of Myosin Cross-Bridges in Muscle Contraction
Pawel Penczek, Ph.D. (Penczek lab) Analysis of Conformational Heterogeneity of Macromolecules in Cryo-EM
March 3

Yizhi Jane Tao, Ph.D. (Tao lab) Symmetry, Low Symmetry, and No Symmetry
Zhiyong Zhang, Ph.D. (Biomachina) Simulations of Peptides and Proteins with Amplified Collective Motions
February 11
Chandrajit Bajaj, Ph.D. Director, Center for Computational Visualization, University of Texas - Austin
Volumetric Filtering, Segmentation and Visualization for Molecular Imaging [Flyer]
January 7
Hong Zhou, Ph.D. (Zhou lab) Structural Studies of Human Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complexes
Wen Jiang, Ph.D. (NCMI) 3D Reconstruction of Icosahedral Viruses

Calendar 2003
December 3

Seth Darst, Ph.D., Rockefeller University, New York Structural Basis of Prokaryotic Transcription [Flyer]
November 5 Matthew Baker, Ph.D. (NCMI) Structural Analysis of Macromolecular Assemblies
Stefan Birmanns, Ph.D. (Biomachina) Interactive Fitting, Haptic Rendering, Virtual Reality
October 8
Rasmus Schröder, Ph.D. Max-Planck-Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany
How Muscle Works: Actin Activation of the Myosin-ATPase
September 10
Xue-Kui Yu, Ph.D. (Zhou lab) Structure of Rhesus Monkey Rhadinovirus Capsids
Yao Cong, Ph.D. (Biomachina) 2D Fast Rotational Matching for Image Processing
August 6
Jose-Maria Carazo, Ph.D., Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia, Madrid, Spain
Structural Plasticity of Replicative Helicases: Results from Electron Microscopy (and Challenges Ahead)
[Introduction] [Flyer] [Article]
February 3-5 6 Invited Speakers Situs User Workshop
(The Scripps Research Institute)

Calendar 2002
July 12

Gerard Wong, Ph.D., Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Supramolecular Organization of F-Actin with Condensed Multivalent Ions
March 12
Sara Sandin Reneby, Ph.D., Dept. of Cell and Molecular Biology, Medical Nobel Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
3D Electron Tomography of Individual Immunoglobulin G Particles in Solution Reveals Large-Scale Domain Motions
February 8
Mattia Rocco, Ph.D., U.O. Biologia Strutturale, Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro (IST), Genova, Italy
The Mechanism of Integrin Activation: Insights from Hydrodynamics

Calendar 2001
October 11 John M. Robinson., M.D., Ph.D., Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Cooperative Activation of Muscle: A Synthesis of Analysis, Theory, and Experimentation
July 25
Andrey Bobkov. Ph.D., Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA
Cofilin Alters Protomer-Protomer Interactions in F-Actin
July 19
Joost VandeVondele, Ph.D., Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry, ETH Zentrum Zürich, Switzerland
Extending Lenght and Time Scales of Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Simulations

Calendar 2000
November 15
Robert Skeel. Ph.D. Dept. of Computer Science, University of Illinois
Multigrid Methods for Classical Molecular Dynamics

Calendar 1999
July 30
Eldar Kim. Ph.D., Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA
Actin Filament Structure and Dynamics

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