CANCELLED -- NMR in Biological Mechanisms

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Herrenhausen Palace
Researchers and Professionals

MEETING CANCELLED -- The Keystone Symposia conference that was scheduled to occur June 22-24, 2020 in Hannover has been cancelled.

NMR spectroscopy allows to understand functional mechanisms of biomolecules and complexes at atomic resolution. (Photo: Kjaergaard - Wikimedia Commons)
NMR spectroscopy allows to understand functional mechanisms of biomolecules and complexes at atomic resolution. (Photo: Kjaergaard - Wikimedia Commons)

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Among the three major structural biology techniques, NMR spectroscopy bases its strength on the ability of detecting pathways of conformational and dynamic linkages, which are essential for function. Thus, NMR is unique in its power to explain the functional mechanisms of biomolecules and complexes at atomic resolution. In recent years, NMR methodological and technological advances, as well as developments in isotope labeling, have brought high molecular weight complexes into reach of solution-state NMR spectroscopy. In parallel, sophisticated relaxation experiments have allowed the discovery of minor populated states as essential players in the mechanism of function. Last but not least, solid-state NMR spectroscopy has grown to a point where structural and dynamic studies display the same level of resolution and precision as in solution-state NMR, with the advantage of being applicable to molecules of any size. With these capabilities, NMR plays a central role in the description of molecular functions at atomic resolution. In this event, we will review the contribution of NMR spectroscopy to the elucidation of biological mechanisms; in addition we will discuss the future of the field, in particular with respect to the integration of NMR spectroscopy in hybrid structural biology approaches.

International Conference "NMR in Biological Mechanisms" (Keystone Symposia)
June 22-24, 2020
Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, Germany

Program

A detailed program can be found at the conference website: www.keystonesymposia.org/20E5

Conference Topics at a glance:

- Supra-Molecular Machines and Assemblies- PI3K and Immune Function
- Structural Biology of Complex Systems by NMR and Other Methods
- Dynamic Structures and Function
- Conformational Changes in Membrane Proteins
- Nucleic Acids Structure and Function
- Complementary Methods: Opportunities and Challenges
- Methodological Frontiers

Organization

The conference is jointly organized by Keystone Symposia and the Volkswagen Foundation. The Scientific Organizers are Teresa Carlomagno, Mei Hong and Ichio Shimada.

Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Silverthorne, Colorado, USA that convenes open, peer-reviewed conferences across a broad range of the life sciences. The mission of Keystone Symposia is to serve as a catalyst for the advancement of biomedical and life sciences by connecting scientists within and across disciplines at conferences and workshops held at venues that create an environment conducive to information exchange, generation of new ideas and acceleration of applications that benefit society. Approximately 50-60 conferences take place each year.

Registration

If you want to attend the conference please register through Keystone Symposia's website: www.keystonesymposia.org/20E5

Language

The conference language is English.

Venue and Public Transport

The conference is held at Herrenhausen Palace, a modern conference center in Hanover, Germany. You can reach the venue by tram: Take line 4 or 5 and get off at "Herrenhäuser Gärten".