Gordon Conference on Diffraction Methods in Molecular Biology

Randy Read Randy.Read at nospam_UAlberta.CA
Mon Mar 30 17:36:20 EST 1998

Applications are being accepted for the

    Gordon Conference on Diffraction Methods in Molecular Biology
                           21-26 June 1998
          at Proctor Academy, Andover, New Hampshire, USA

The purpose of the Gordon Conference on Diffraction Methods in
Molecular Biology is to gather together people working at the frontiers
of structural biology.  The emphasis is on theoretical and
methodological aspects of diffraction methods.

As with many other Gordon Conferences, this meeting is held in a quiet
rural community.  There are few distractions, and the program leaves
afternoons free for informal socializing.  With the relatively small
size of the meeting (limited to 135 participants), there's plenty of
opportunity to get to know the leaders in the field.  Most participants
find it a welcome change of pace compared to large meetings with
simultaneous sessions in big-city conference centers!

There will be morning sessions from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and
evening sessions from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Afternoons will largely
be free.  Depending on the number of requests to present posters, there
will be one or more poster sessions from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The program will include the following sessions and speakers:

* Crystals
      Fred Dyda and Jurg Rosenbusch
* Pushing the limits of data collection
      Michael Garavito, Steve Ginell, Gerd Rosenbaum and Robert Sweet
* Adventures in phasing
      Jan Pieter Abrahams, Anastassis Perrakis, Janet Smith
      and Tom Terwilliger
* New tools for fitting and refinement
      Axel Brunger, Tom Oldfield, Navraj Pannu and Lynn Ten Eyck
* Extreme crystallography
      Elizabeth Getzoff and Osnat Herzberg
* Beyond single crystal X-ray diffraction
      Andrew Leslie, Gerald Stubbs and Michael Wall
* Modeling and analysis
* Crystallography and genomics
      Sung-Hou Kim, John Moult and Andrej Sali
* Late-breaking developments
      Primarily to be chosen from your submitted poster abstracts!

Registration is limited to a maximum of 135 participants, and the
first 100 (at least) will be processed on a first-come/first-served
basis, so please apply early!  Early applicants are also rewarded by
receiving a $50 discount on the registration fee.

The meeting Web site is located at:


Application information is located at the Gordon Research Conferences
Web site:


E-mail application forms can be requested from app at grcmail.grc.uri.edu.

Randy J. Read (Chair)
Andrew J. Howard (Vice-chair)

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