Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference Announcement

Timothy C Umland umland+ at pitt.edu
Tue Oct 15 15:49:55 EST 1996


THE 54TH PITTSBURGH DIFFRACTION CONFERENCE 
Conference Chair: S. Swaminathan, VA Medical Center & University of Pittsburgh
Phone: (412)688-4311
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Mellon Institue Auditorium, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
November 7 - 9, 1996
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Posters and Exhibits will be on display Thursday through Saturday. Posters by
students will be judged for the Chung Soo Yoo award worth $200.
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Sidhu award winner: Michael J. Regan, IJBU Advanced Research Laboratory,
Hewlett-Packard.
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Interested persons can still register. 
See our homepage: http://www.pitt.edu/~geib/pds.html
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Macromolecular Phasing Session:
Chairperson: H. Hauptman
November 7, Morning
9:00-9:40       Testing the Limits of Molecular Replacement with Homologous
                Structures
                Axel Brunger
                Yale University
9:40-10:20      Using Non-Crystallographic Symmetry for Ab-Initio
                Phasing of Icosahedral Virus Diffraction Data
                Michael Rossmann
                Purdue University
10:20-10:40     Coffee Break
10:40-11:20     Using Conditional Probability, Permutation, and Likelyhood
                Methods to Optimize and Determine Phases for Macromolecules
                at Less Than Atomic Resolution
                Charles Carter
                University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
11:20-12:00     Recent Developments, Strategies and Algorithms for 
                Macromolecular Structure Determination with the 
                "PHASES" Program Package
                William Furey
                VA Medical Center and University of Crystallography

12:00-1:30      Lunch Break

November 7, Afternoon
1:30-1:55       SnB: Protein Phasing by Shake-and-Bake
                Charles Weeks
                Haupman-Woodward Medical Research Institute
1:55-2:20       Macromolecular Phasing
                David Langs
                Haupman-Woodward Medical Research Institute
2:20-3:00       Direct Methods Resolving the Phase Ambiguity Due to
                One-Wavelength Anomalous Scattering or Single Isomorphous
                Method
                Haifu Fan
                Chinese Academy of Sciences
3:00-3:15       Coffee Break
3:15-3:55       How Does Solvent Flattening Remove the Phase Ambiguity
                Bi-Cheng Wang
                University of Georgia 
3:55-4:35       Solving the Phase Problem with Multiple-Beam Bragg 
                Diffraction
                Qun Shen
                Cornell University
4:35-5:00       Towards the Enantiomorph Specific Probabilistic Theory of
                the Structure Invariants
                Herbert Hauptman
                Haupman-Woodward Medical Research Institute
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Evening: Conference Banquet at Penn Brewery
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Cryocrystallography Session:
Chairperson: S. Ealick
November 8, Morning
9:00-9:40       An Overview of Macromolecular Cryocrystallography
                Steven E. Ealick
                Cornell University
9:40-10:20      Cryocrystallography: Techniques and Problem Areas
                David W. Rodgers
                University of Kentucky
10:20-10:40     Coffee break
10:40-11:20     Life in the Dead Sea: Insights from the Crystal Structure 
                of a Halophilic 2Fe-2S ferredoxin Determined at 100K
                Menachem Shoham
                Case Western Reserve University
11:20-noon      The Mounting Loop in Cryocrystallography: Some Thoughts on
                Design Criteria and Successful Application
                Richard L. Walter
                Purdue University

12:00-1:30      Lunch Break

November 8, Afternoon
1:30-2:10       Low Temperature Structure Determination of the Lectin MPA 
                with Thomsen-Friedenreich Tumor Antigen: A Novel Mode of 
                Carbohydrate Recognition
                Xavier Lee
                Cleveland Clinic Research Institute
2:10-2:50       Macromolecular Cryocrystallography: the Yale experience
                Alan M. Friedman
                Purdue University
2:50-3:30       Cryocrystallography in Practice:  A Users Perspective
                James M. Rini
                University of Toronto
3:30-3:50       Coffee break
3:50-4:30       Cooling Rates During Shock Freezing in Macromolecular
                Crystallography
                T.Y. Teng
                University of Chicago
4:30-5:10       Low Temperature MAD Analysis of the Interferon-g Receptor
                Complex using Highly Radiation Sensitive Crystals
                Daniel J. Thiel
                Cornell University
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Evening: Wine and Cheese Reception
         Mellon Institute Conference room
         Authors at their posters
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Unconventinal Hydrogen Bonding:
Chairpersons: G.A.Jeffrey and B.M.Craven
November 9, Morning
9:00            Introductory Remarks by the Chair
                G.A. Jeffrey
                University of Pittsburgh
9:15-9:45       Direct and Indirect Involvement of Transition Metals in 
                Hydrogen Bonding
                Lee Brammer
                University of Missouri at St. Louis
9:45-10:15      New Types of Hydrogen Bonding in Metal Hydrides Studied
                by Neutron Diffraction
                Thomas Koetzle
                Brookhaven National Laboratory
10:15-10:45     An Experimental Charge Density Determination from X-ray 
                and Neutron Diffraction Data for a Salt with Short
                O - H - O Bond
                Robert Stewart
                Carnegie Mellon University
10:45-11:00     Coffee Break
11:00-11:30     Terminal Acetylenes: simultaneous C-H Donors and 
                Pi-acceptors
                Thomas Steiner
                Freie Universitaet Berlin
11:30-12:00     Calpha-H...O Hydrogen Bonds in Collagen Triple Helix
                Jordi Bella
                Purdue University
12:00-12:30     Experimental Charge Density Studies of C-H...O Interactions
                Bryan Craven
                University of Pittsburgh
12:30           Conclusion
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Sidhu Award Lecture:
X-Ray Studies of Phase Separation in Amorphous Films*
Michael J. Regan, IJBU Advanced Research Laboratory, Hewlett-Packard.

To be scheduled
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