Conference Schedule & Program

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Oct 13
1:00 – 1:30 Registration

BBMB Atrium

1:30 – 1:35 Opening remarks

BBMB Auditorium

Session Chair: Vincenzo Venditti

1:35 – 2:05 Paul D. Adams (University of Arkansas)

Biochemical and Biophysical Approaches to Characterize the Molecular Basis of Abnormal Cell Signaling Function Involving Ras-Related Proteins

2:15 – 2:45 Catherine Eichhorn (University of Nebraska)

Structural heterogeneity in a central domain of the transcription-regulating 7SK RNA

2:55 – 3:10 Aayushi Singh (Venditti Lab. – Iowa State University)

Novel Class of specific FTO inhibitors that binds to transient allosteric pockets

3:15 – 3:30 Riley Petersen (Butcher Lab – University of Wisconsin)

Solution structure of poly(UG) RNA

3:35 – 3:50 Break

BBMB Atrium

Session Chair: Julien Roche

BBMB Auditorium

3:50 – 4:35 Plenary Lecture

Ad Bax (National institutes of Health)
A look at the past and a glimpse at the future of biological NMR


4:45 – 5:00 Shreya Ghosh (Clore Lab. – National Institutes of Health)

Quantitative NMR analysis of the mechanism and kinetics of chaperone Hsp104 action on amyloid-β42 aggregation and fibril formation

5:05 – 5:20 Dan Burns (Venditti Lab – Iowa State University)

Conformational Dynamics and the Substrate Selectivity Mechanism of hFTO

5:25 – 5:40 Joseph Bequette (Rossini lab – Iowa State University)

Structure Determination of Stannous Fluoride Solutions Used as Components of Commercial Toothpaste Products

5:45 – 6:00 Manu Veliparambil Subrahmanian (Veglia Lab) – University of Minnesota

AI-designed RF Pulses and Pulse Sequences for NMR experiments at High- and Ultra-High Magnetic Fields

6:05 – 8:00 Banquet and poster session

BBMB Atrium

6:05 – 7:15 Banquet

7:20 – 8:30 Poster session

Oct 14
7:35 – 8:35 Coffee and light breakfast

BBMB Atrium

Session Chair: Roberto De Guzman

8:45 – 9:00 Liping Yu (University of Iowa)

Lessons Learned From Metabolomics Studies of Mitochondrial Metabolism and Function

9:05 – 9:20 Morkos Henen (University of Colorado)

NMR as a tool to decipher the mechanistic links between aging-associated Pigmentation Phenotypes

9:25 - 9:40 Steve Van Doren (University of Missouri)

Fusion Peptide Sculpting of a Membrane with Insertion of Charged and Polar Groups

9:45 - 10:05 Break

BBMB Atrium

Session Chair: Vincenzo Venditti

10:05 - 10:35 Emma Morrison (Medical College of Wisconsin)

H3 tail dynamics in the histone language

10:45 - 11:15 Michael Latham (University of Minnesota)

Structure and dynamics of the CSTF2 RNA recognition motif drive mRNA cleavage and polyadenylation

11:20 - 11:55 Break to assist to partial solar eclipse 

12:00 - 12:15 Nicholas Reiter (Marquette University)

Merging NMR, biochemistry, and cell biology tools to explore the penumbra of dynamic ncRNA-protein interactions

12:20 – 12:30 Award Ceremony

BBMB Auditorium

12:30 Adjournment

12:45 – 1:55 Box Lunch

BBMB Atrium

2:00 - 3:30 High Pressure NMR workshop

BBMB Auditorium