Summer School in Structure Determination

Dr Alexander Wlodawer wlodawer at
Mon Jan 8 15:01:19 EST 2001

Determination of High-Resolution Structures
for the Post-Genomic Age

June 3 - 17, 2001

Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Warsaw, Poland
Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Poznan, Poland

With funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the U.S. National
Research Council is sponsoring an intensive lab course for researchers
from Central/Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States. The first
of the course, devoted to macromolecular nuclear magnetic resonance
be held at the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics in Warsaw, and
second part, concerned with macromolecular X-ray crystallography, at the 
Institute of
Bioorganic Chemistry in Poznan. The aim of the course is to familiarize
students with modern methods of macromolecular structure determination,
including both X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance
(NMR) spectroscopy. The course will have theoretical as well as
components involving actual crystallographic and NMR experiments, with
opportunities for the participants' own projects.
The course is designed for scientists from Central/Eastern Europe and
the Newly Independent States who are in the early stage of their
Applicants should have the PhD or equivalent (kandidat), some background
molecular biology and/or biochemistry, and limited experience with
methods. Highly qualified senior level graduate students who have not
completed the PhD may apply provided they have the required background. 
language proficiency is also required, as the course will be conducted
only in
English. Applicants must be citizens of one of the following countries: 
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia,
Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia,
Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. 
accepted to the course will receive tuition, course materials, and room
free of charge. Free round-trip rail or air transportation between
home cities and the course sites will also be provided.

For more detailed course information and application instructions, see or contact Kelly Robbins - Fax: USA
202-334-2614; email: krobbins at
Dr. Alexander Wlodawer
Chief, Macromolecular Crystallography Laboratory
NCI-Frederick, P.O. Box B, Frederick, MD 21702
Phone (301) 846-5036  fax -6128 mobile (301) 748-6991
wlodawer at


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