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Albany 2003: Conversation 13

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Conversation 13
June 17-21 2003

Detailed Configuration: Albany 2003, The 13th Conversation

Tuesday, June 17: You are arriving Today
2:00-5:00 pm
6:00-8:00 pm
1:00-11:00
5:30-8:00
8:30-11:30
Pre-Conversation Workshop (see Sidebar)
JBSD + Organizing Cmte Dinner, Sitar
Mount your posters
Dinner , Patroon Room
Wine & Cheese Reception, Patroon Room & Lounge
Wednesday, June 18
6:00-7:45 am

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Breakfast, Colonial Quad Dining Hall

Welcome by Dean Joan Wick-Pelletier , and Chemistry Chair John Welch
Session 1: Single Molecules & Nanosciences
Chair: Helen Hansma, UC Santa Barbara
Carlos Bustamante, UC Berkeley
Sunney Xie, Harvard
Michael Elbaum, Weizmann, Israel
Laura Finzi, Univ of Milan, Italy

Coffee & Poster Session I

Session 2. Structural Genomics: DNA-Protein
Chair: Wilma Olson, Rutgers University
Janet Thornton, EMBL-EBI, Cambridge, UK
Victor Zhurkin, NIH
Session 3: Hot Stuff
Chair: Nick Ulyanov, UC, San Francisco
Volker Doetcsh, UC San Francisco
Ned Seeman, New York Univ.

Lunch, Patroon Room

Session 4: Alex Rich & Paul Doty on DNA
Chair: Maxim Frank-Kamenetskii, Boston Univ.
Alex Rich, MIT
Paul Doty, Harvard
Alex Rich, MIT

Coffee & Poster Session II

Session 5: Structural Genomics ab initio: Proteins
Chair: Robert Jernigan, Iowa State Univ.
George Rose, Johns Hopkins
Leonid Mirny, MIT-Harvard
Alexei Finkelstein, IPR, Moscow-Pushchino, Russia
C-C Chang, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan

Dinner, Ball Room

Session 6: High End Protein Crystallography
Chair: Zippi Shakked, Weizmann, Israel
Nobel Laureate R. Huber, MPI, Martinsried, Germany
Wolfram Saenger, Free Univ. of Berlin, Germany

Party at Sarma's, 2nd Floor Colonial Quad
Thursday, June 19
6:00-8:00 am

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Breakfast, Colonial Quad Dining Hall

Session 7: Structural Genomics: Proteins & DNA
Chair: Michael A. Kennedy, Pacific Northwest Labs
Udo Heinemann, MDC, Berlin, Germany
Cheryl Arrowsmith, Univ. of Toronto, Canada
Chair: Manju Bansal, IISc, Bangalore, India
Bob Shulman, Yale
Susan Jones, EMBL-EBI, Cambridge, UK
Olga Ozoline, ICB, Pushino, Moscow, Russia

Coffee & Poster Session III

Session 8: Structural Genomics: Evolution
Chair: L. Harris, Abbott NW Hospital, Minneapolis
Mark Gerstein, Yale
Igor N. Berezovsky , Weizmann, Israel
Chair: Heinz Welfle, MDC Berlin, Germany
H. Margalit, Hadassa Med. School, Israel
W. Duax, Hauptman-Woodward Institute

Lunch, Patroon Room

Session 9: Kees Hilbers Jubilee: Science
Chair: Arthur Pardi, Colorado, Boulder
Al Redfield, Brandeis
S. Wijmenga, Univ. of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Juli Feigon, UC Los Angeles
Jody Puglisi, Stanford

Coffee & Poster Session IV

Session 10: DNA
Chair: Lou-sing Kan, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Wolfgang Fritzsche, IPHT, Jena, Germany
Sarah Delaney, CALTECH
Olga Fedorova, NIBC, Novosibirsk, Russia

Session 11: Kees Hilbers Jubilee: Science
Chair: David Kearns, UC San Diego
Andrew Wang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Dino Moras, IGBMC, Illkirch, France
David Lilley, University of Dundee, UK

Dinner, Ball Room

Session 12: Kees Hilbers Jubilee: Ceremony
Master of Ceremonies: Ad Bax, NIH
Arthur Pardi, University of Colorado, Boulder
Maurice Gueron, Ecole Poly., Palaiseau, France
Juli Feigon, UC Los Angeles
David Kearns, UC San Diego
Bob Shulman, Yale
Ad Bax, NIH, formally introduces Kees
Kees Hilbers, Birthday Lecture


Party for Kees at Sarma's, 2nd Floor Colonial Quad
Friday, June 20
6:00-8:00 am

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Artists:

Breakfast, Colonial Quad Dining Hall

Session 13: Natively Unstructured Proteins
Chair: Edward Trifonov, Univerity of Haifa, Israel
Volodya Uversky, UC Santa Cruz
Gary J. Pielak, Univ of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Celeste Brown, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
Keith Dunker, Washington State Univ., Pullman

Coffee & Poster Session V

Session 14: DNA
Chair: Hiroshi Sugiyama, T MDU, Tokyo, Japan
A.Vologodskii, New York University
Irina Smolina, Boston University
J. S. Muller,, Instit. of Patho. & Molec. Med., Czech Rep

Session 15: Molecular Dynamics
Chair: David Langley, Bristol Myers Squibb
Adel Hamza,, Institut Pasteur de Tunis, Tunesia
Surjit Dixit, Wesleyan
Peter Varnai, IBP, Paris, France

Lunch, Patroon Room

Session 16: RNA
Chair: David Shub, Univ. at Albany
Jake Maizel, NIH
Nancy Greenbaum, Florida State Univ. Tallahassee
N. G. Walter, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor
F. Girard, University of Nimegen, The Netherlands

Coffee

Session 17: DNA
Chair: H. A. Tajmir-Riahi, Univ. of Quebec, Canada
Jean-Louis Leroy, ICSN, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
David Swigon, Rutgers
Daniel Coman, Wesleyan
Raphael Hazel, SUNY Stony Brook

Session 18: RNA
Chair: William Duax, Hauptman-Woodward Inst.
Tom Tuschl, Rockefeller Univ
Sam Butcher, Univ of Wisconsin, Madison
Chair: Juli Feigon, UC Los Angeles
Kamila Reblova, Brno, Czech Republic
R N Hannoush, Harvard Univ
Thorsten Dieckmann, UC Davis

Big Feast, Ball Room
Indian Instrument Music: Sitar, Tabla & Tanpura
Veena Chandra, Devesh Chandra & Archana Chandra

Saturday, June 21, Today you are leaving after lunch
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Breakfast, Colonial Quad Dining Hall

Session 19: DNA Protein Complexes
Chair: Mike Weiss, Case Wetern Reserve
Tahir H Tahirov, RIKEN Harima Inst., Japan
Marlene Belfort, Wadsworth Center, Albany NY
Rasika Harshey, University of Texas, Austin
Haim Rozenberg, Weizmann, Israel

Coffee Break

Session 20: DNA-Cation Panel Discussion
Moderators
  1. Struther Arnott, Imperial College, London, UK
  2. Maurice Gueron, Ecole Polytedchnique, Palaiseau, France
  3. Thomas Cheatham, University of Utah

To provide an incipient structure to the panel discussion, the session will start with short lectures by Martin Egli, Vanderbilt (20 minutes), Stephen Neidle, University of London, UK (15 minutes) and David Gorenstein , University of Texas, Galveston, TX, USA (15 minutes). This will be followed by open discussion among the panel members for about 1.5 hrs, moderated by Struther Arnott, Maurice Gueron and Thomas Cheatham. The discussions may not conform to the published abstracts, but they provide some indication on the expertise and interest of the panel members. Note that a few of the panel members are also providing poster discussion papers.

Panel Members
  1. David Beveridge, Wesleyan
  2. David Gorenstein , University of Texas, Galveston, TX, USA
  3. Gerald Manning, Rutgers Univ.
  4. Irina Shkel, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
  5. Jiri Sponer .. Institute of Biophysics, Brno, Czech Republic
  6. Martin Egli, Vanderbilt University
  7. Nancy Stellwagen, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  8. Nick Hud, Georgia Tech
  9. Stephen Neidle, University of London, UK
  10. Tali Haran, Technion, Haifa, Israel
  11. Zippi Shakked, Weizmann, Israel
1:00-1:05
1:05-2:30

Struther Arnott Closes the Conversation
Lunch and Goodbye

Tuesday, June 17, 2:00-5:00 pm, LC-18, Pre-Conversation Workshop
Nucleic Acid Structural Parameters
Chair: Thomas Cheatham, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
There is a need for a common platform, programs brought up to a consensus standard, so that meaningful comparisons of nucleic acid structures, derived in different labs by allied methods such as NMR, X-ray crystallography or molecular simulations, can be made on the basis of the published results without the need to re-analyze the data. A common platform, easy to use without the added burden of reanalysis and uncertainty, to compare varied structures, will contribute immensely to the vitality and vigor of nucleic acid structural research.

The workshop is open to all interested people. There are no fees or registration. Just walk in.

The basic operational plan of the workshop currently consists of the following: The authors of the nucleic acid structural analysis programs, revised and brought up-to-date (CURVES, 3DNA, CompDNA, plus any other programs developed for this purpose) will submit their programs for trial runs in many laboratories worldwide. The following individuals, presented in alphabetic order, have expressed an interest in performing the trials, subject to availability of their time.
    Manju Bansal mbansal@ibab.ac.in
    David Beveridge dbeveridge@wesleyan.edu
    Thomas Cheatham cheatham@chpc.utah.edu
    Martin Egli martin.egli@vanderbilt.edu
    Andrey Gorin agor@ornl.gov
    Udo Heinemann heinemann@mdc-berlin.de
    Ponzy Lu ponzy@sas.upenn.edu
    X.-J. Lu lux@ncifcrf.gov
    Karolin Luger Karolin.Luger@colostate.edu
    Stephan Neidle stephen.neidle@ulsop.ac.uk
    Wilma Olson olson@rutchem.rutgers.edu
    Remo Rohs mail@remo-rohs.de
    Haim Rozenberg haim.rozenberg@weizmann.ac.il
    Tamar Schlick schlick@nyu.edu
    Zippi Shakked zippi.shakked@weizmann.ac.il
    Heinz Sklenar sklenar@mdc-berlin.de
    Jiri Sponer sponer@ibp.cz
    Juan Subirana Juan.A.Subirana@upc.es
    Eric Westhof e.westhof@ibmc.u-strasbg.fr
    Loren Williams loren.williams@chemistry.gatech.edu
    Martin Zacharias m.zacharias@iu-bremen.de
    Krystyna Zakrzewska Krystyna.Zakrzewska@ibpc.fr
    Victor Zhurkin zhurkin@nih.gov
The trial results will be discussed and debated at the workshop. It is hoped that a consensus standard will emerge from the deliberations. If a laboratory, not listed above, is willing to undertake trials, please contact Sarma at rhs07@albany.edu

Descriptions of the versions of the programs, revised after the workshop, will be published in a later 2003 issue of the Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics.

All are coordially invited to participate in the workshop.
Footnotes
The time allocated to each speaker includes the time for discussion. It is upto the speaker to decide on the time for discussion. The system will warn when 3-5 minutes are left in the allocated time. In the case of short 15 minute lectures, primarily by graduate students and other young investigators, the discussion is supposed to take place at the poster stations because they are required to present the same material as poster.

As announced elsewhere, in Albany the posters are mounted on June 17th, and remain in their stations throughout the deliberations until Friday June 20th evening.

At the end of Wednesday June 18th, and Thursday June 19th, there is a Party at Sarma's place, second floor of Colonial Quad. All participants are invited. Just walk in. Bring with you any musical instrumnets that you are good at. A bottle of wine from your country or state will add diversity to what we offer.