NATO ASI: Structure and Biophysics - New Technologies for Current Challenges in Biology and Beyond, 22 June - 3 July 2005, Erice-Sicily, Italy.

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Manolia Margaris

Feb 19, 2005, 3:09:47 AM2/19/05
We like to announce a NATO ASI entitled "Structure and Biophysics -
New Technologies for Current Challenges in Biology and Beyond" to be
held on 22 June - 3 July 2005 in Erice, Sicily, Italy.

The course will focus on the interface between structural biology,
biochemistry and biophysics, in which lies the fertile ground of drug
development, biotechnology and new materials. The goal of this ASI is
to provide a crossroads to discuss new technologies in structural
biology and biophysics, and their implications for drug discovery and
materials development.

Specific Topics Include: Principles of NMR; Principles of X-ray
diffraction; Dynamics and refinement; Analysis and Computation in NMR;
NMR and crystallography of RNA, proteins and their complexes; Protein
folding; Metalloenzymes; New methods in NMR and crystallography;
Single-molecule analysis of biomolecules; Solid state NMR; New
technologies in fighting CBRN agents; Viral and bacterial RNA drug
targets; Membrane protein NMR and peptide drugs; Methods for studying
protein dynamics; Biochemical and spectroscopic methods; Novel NMR
methods for membrane proteins; Structural genomics of critical
pathogens; Technology transfer in US; Cutting edge NMR for the future;
Perspectives for the future of biophysics; Partner Country priorities.

The ASI will allow intense discussion between students and lecturers,
with a comprehensive overview of a complex, critical and fast-moving
area of modern research. It is an ideal course for graduate students
and postdoctoral fellows. Please note that the structure of the course
provides a great opportunity for young scientists to present their

Please see our web site at for
additional details, including application requirements.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Manolia Margaris
Course Registrar

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