[Cell-biology] First African Structural Biology Conference
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The First African Structural Biology Conference
Macromolecular Structure, Health and Biotechnology in Developing =
The Wilderness, South Africa
24-27 October 2006
The First African Structural Biology (FASB) conference will be held in =
The Wilderness, South Africa. Structural Biology is fundamental to =
rational drug design and central to the drug discovery process. We are =
fortunate in having a number of speakers who have been successful in =
this area and who have applied their minds to the diseases of the =
Expression of interest and registration forms can be submitted online by =
visiting our website:
Tuesday 24 October 2006
Dr P Mjwara (Department of Science and Technology, South Africa).
Prof Sir Tom Blundell, FRS (University of Cambridge, UK).
Structural Biology and Modern Drug Discovery.
Prof Wieland Gevers (ASSAf, South Africa)
Introduction of ASSAf Speaker Joachim Frank
Dr Joachim Frank (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA).
The Ribosome in Motion as seen by Cryo-EM.
Prof Iain Campbell (University of Oxford, UK).
The role of NMR in structural biology and drug discovery.
Wednesday 25 October 2006
Dr Gert Vriend (University of Nijmegen, Holland).
Dr Steve Bryant (NCBI, USA).
Protein Classification Methods for NCBI's Conserved Domain Database.
Prof Christian Sommerhoff (University of Munich, Germany).
Parasite-derived Inhibitors of Mast Cell Proteases: Templates for Drug =
Prof Ravi Archarya (University of Bath, UK).
Structure based design of new ACE inhibitors through Cape Town (South =
Africa) - Bath (UK) link.
Dr Rolf Boelens (University Utrecht, Netherlands)
Dr Rudiger Weisemann (Bruker, Germany)
NMR Spectroscopic Studies of Protein/Ligand interactions.
Thursday 26 October 2006
Prof James Sacchettini (Texas A&M University, USA).
Combining Structural Genomics and Drug Discovery to Develop New TB =
Dr Peter Kwong (National Institute of Health, USA).
Prof David Rice (University of Sheffield, UK).
>From drugs to herbicides: the impact of structural biology on rational =
Prof Krishna Murthy (Alabama University, USA).=20
Canoeing on the Wilderness Lagoon sponsored by Rigaku MSC
Friday 27 October 2006
Prof Karolin Luger (Colorado State University, USA).=20
Of nucleosomes, viral hitch-hikers, and chaperones.
Prof Andreas Hoenger (University of Colorado at Boulders, USA).
Structural Investigations into the Interaction between Microtubules and =
Mal3p, an S.pombe Homologue of EB1.
Prof Helen Saibil, FRS (University of London, UK).=20
One Sequence, Two Structures: protein conformational changes that cause =
Prof Edward Egelman (University of Virginia, USA).=20
Order, Disorder and Heterogeneity in Helical Polymers.=20
Prof Igor Polikarpov (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil).
Structural Studies of HIV Proteases of Subtype B and F and their =
Prof Mamannamana Vijayan (Indian Institute of Science, India).
Structural biology of Mycobacterial Proteins the Indian Scenario.
Dr Frank Von Delft (Structural Genomics Consortium, Oxford UK)
Dr Bethuel Sehlapelo (Department of Science and Technology, South =
Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine
Wolfson Pavilion, Level 3
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Cape Town
South Africa Tel.: +27-21-6502817
E-mail: sewell at uctvms.uct.ac.za
Conference Organizing Committee:
Dr Arvind Varsani (arwind at science.uct.ac.za)
Professor Girish Kotwal (gkotwal at curie.uct.ac.za)
Professor Ed Sturrock (sturrock at curie.uct.ac.za)
Dr Muhammed Sayed (msayed at uwc.ac.za)
Dr David Pugh (dpugh at uwc.ac.za)
Miss Eulashini Chuntharpursat (eulashini at uctbc1.uct.ac.za)
Mrs Miranda Waldron (mwaldron at uctvms.uct.ac.za)
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