Crystallization Meeting

Michael Denisevich michael at
Fri Jun 11 12:51:51 EST 1993

5th International Conference on the crystallization of Biological Macromolecules:
The Catamaran Resort Hotel, Mission Beach, San Diego, August 8-13, 1993

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Dear Participant,

Here are further details of the ICCBM meeting:

Posters: Ernie Villafranca (619) 622 3136 Fax: (619) 622 3299
                   e-mail ern at

HOT RESULTS: Enrico Stura  (619) 554 8271 Fax: (619) 554 6105
                   e-mail STURA at SCRIPPS.EDU

Registration/Membrane Crystallization Workshop: 
           Janusz Sowadski (619) 534 8885 Fax: (619) 534 8193
                   e-mail  dappleby at chem.UCSD.EDU (David Appleby)


Arrival: ( From San Diego Airport take SuperShuttle to the 
Catamaran Hotel. A special price of $6 per person 
each way has been negotiated by the Hotel with 
uperShuttle.There is a Supershuttle stop out-
side the baggage claim area, leaving every 
20mins, or call SuperShuttle at 1-800-974-8885. 
Taxi will cost about $22. 

	Car rental: Suggestion: Thrifty $31.79/day 
(Reservations (619) 239-2281 specify ICCBM). These are 
negotiated rates valid for Los Angeles and San Diego).
 Driving times from Los Angeles to San 
Diego will be 2-4 hours depending on traffic conditions.


Hotel: The Catamaran Resort Hotel is located on 
San Diego's beautiful Mission Bay, one short block from Mis-
sion Beach on the Pacific Ocean. All recreational 
facilities are available. Special room rates have been arranged: 
$115 plus tax per room, accommodating up to four people. 
VATIONS RECEIVED AFTER JULY 8. Make reservations directly 
with the hotel for single rooms and if you are 
sharing with others in your group. 
Telephone: (619) 488-1081; 800-288-0770 (USA); 800-233-8172 (Canada); 
FAX: (619) 490-3328. Indicate that you are with the ICCBM to 
assure special rates.To find room-mates fill the 
following form:

I ______________ (male/female, smoker/non-smoker/I will not smoke in the room) 
would like to share a room with up to (1/2/3) others of (same /any gender)
who (is a/are) (smoker/non-smoker/smoking not important). I have (made/not made) 
a room reservation at the Catamaran Hotel. (Reservation # _________). 
My dates of stay are: _______________. (Delete what does not 
apply and complete blanks-)








HOT RESULTS ( 10 Min. presentations, 5 min discussion): 
Abstracts should be typed on one letter-size 
(8-1/2 by 11 inches) and mailed or FAXed, 
to Dr. Enrico Stura. Speakers will be selected 
from the abstracts submitted. If you are 
presenting a poster and would like to highlight 
some of your (new) results during this 
session please contact Dr. Enrico Stura. 
Address: Stura Enrico, ICCBM organizer, The 
Scripps Research Institute, 10666 North 
Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, CA 92037, U.S.A. Tel: 
(619) 554-8271; FAX (619) 554-6105; 
E-MAIL Stura at

Deadlines: Submission of papers for proceedings: 
August 13, 1993 (September 8, 1993, Hot 
Results). Revised Manuscripts: October 8, 1993. 
Authors are advised to follow all the 
guidelines for submission to Acta Cryst. D. 

Manuscripts should be as concise as possi-
ble without loss of information. Coordinates 
for new structures presented at the meet-
ing will need to be deposited to conform with 
the journal's guidelines.

Publication of Proceedings: Oral and Poster 
presentations will be published, subject to regular 
review process, in Acta Crystallographica, 
Section D (Biological Crystallography), 
Edited by Jenny Glusker.

Posters: Poster Boards 4'X6' will be available.
 Bring manuscript for publication to be included in 
the proceeding.

Banquet: On the Bahia Belle: Departure from the 
Catamaran Resort Hotel Thursday 12, 8:00 PM. 
Banquet tickets can be purchased at the registration
desk on arrival.



Membrane Proteins Crystallization:  Chairman: Hartmut Michel

L1 Peter Timmins: Detergent organization in solutions 
                  and in crystals of membrane proteins.

L2 Werner Kuhlbrandt: Two dimensional membrane protein 

L3 Michael Garavito:Convection and diffusion in protein 

L4 Jorgen Rosenbusch: Diversity of folding patterns 
                   in membrane proteins.

L5 Shinya Yoshikawa:Crystallization of beef heart 
                   cytochrome c oxidase.


Practical Membrane Proteins Crystallization: Hartmut Michel

Set-up crystallization of light-harvesting complex LH2 
        from Rhodospirillum molischianum 

Crystallization under Microgravity: Chairman: Reuben Leberman

L6 Lawrence DeLucas: Recent results and new hardware developments 
                   for protein crystal growth in microgravity.

L7 Ruchang Bi: Crystal growth of proteins in space.

L8 Jan Drenth: Convection and diffusion in protein crystallization.

L9 Naomi Chayen: Microgravity crystallization on the Kashtan 
                    Mission (Russian Photon).

L10 M. M.Ries-Kautt: Joint experiment on spacehead-01 mission. 
                Effects on nucleation, size and crystal quality.

L11 A. Plaas-Link: New considerations on protein 
                crystallization in space


Tuesday 10th:

Molecular Biology: Chairman: Janusz Sowadski

L12 Terese Bergfors: Crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis 
                       of recombinant bovine cellular retinoic acid 
                       binding protein.

L13 Stefan Gruenwald: Baculovirus expression of recombinant 
                                 proteins for crystallization.

L14 Alec Tucker: Heavy atom derivatization of proteins or
                              Crystallography problem II.

L15 Alan D'Arcy: Crystallizing proteins, a rational approach?.

L16 Heather Baker: Enzymatic deglycosylation 
                   as a tool for crystallization.

L17 Axel Scheidig: How to get crystals for polychromatic 
                   diffraction - A study on p21H-ras.

L18 Klaus Scheffzek: Crystallization and X-ray structure 
                     analysis of thermally unstable forms of p21ras.

L19 Bonnie McKinney: Production and crystallization of virus-like 
                     particles assembled in a heterologous protein 
                     expression system.


Physics of Crystallization I: Chairman: Richard Giege

L20 Anette Tardieu: Crystallogenesis: the SAXS connection.

L21 M. M.Ries-Kautt: SAXS measurements of attractive-repulsive 
            interactions, solubility and crystallization of lysozyme
            from its isoionic point to acidic pH.

L22 Magali Jullien: Evidence of a dimeric intermediate on the 
                crystallization pathway of ribonuclease A.

L23 Mitsuo Ataka: Neutron scattering studies on the supersaturated 
                  lysozyme solutions and gel growth of 
                  protein crystals.

L24 Alex McPherson: Using silica hydrogel for macromolecular crystallization.

L25 Jos Tissen: Mesoscopic theories for crystal growth.

L26 Michael Frey: Water structure associated with protein: 
                  a possible role in crystallization

Poster Session I:  Chairman: Ernest Villafranca



Scientific Exhibit:  Companies: Bio-Rad, 
                                Biosym Technologies,
                                Hampton Research, 
                                Invitrogen Corp., 
                                Protein Solutions Inc., 
                                and others.

Physics of Crystallization II: Chairman: Franz Rosenberger

L27 William Wilson: Predicting protein crystallization from
                    dilute solution properties.

L28 Roland Boistelle: Molecular interactions in solution 
                    and crystal growth of some proteins.

L29 Laurent Sibille:Investigation of nucleating lysozyme solutions.

L30 Arnaud Ducruix: Anion interactions with protein surface and 
                    their influence on crystallization and packing.

L31 Lisa Monaco: Kinetics, morphology and segregation in lysozyme 

L32 Alexander Malkin: Kinetics of nucleation and macromolecular 
                      crystal growth.

L33 Peter Vekilov: Growth processes of protein crystals 
                   revealed by laser.

L34 Marc Pusey: Tetragonal lysozyme face growth rates - revisited.

L35 Steve Durbin: Atomic force microscopy of protein crystals in situ.


Poster Session II: Chairman: Ernest Villafranca

Scientific Exhibit: 8:00 - eve



Screening for Crystallization conditions: Chairman: Alex McPherson

L36 Enrico Stura: Re

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