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Otago Summer Structural Biology Symposium

Join us for a day of local and international molecular structural biology with a focus on the latest in cryoEM research.

Speakers include:

Sarah Erlandson (Harvard University, Boston) Characterization of the relaxin receptor, a leucine-rich repeat-containing GPCR

Stefan Raunser (Max Planck Institute, Dortmund) The power of cryo-EM to elucidate biological mechanisms

Christos Gatsogiannis (Max Planck Institute, Dortmund) CryoEM structure determination using SPHIRE

Greg McMullan (MRC, Cambridge) Why new detectors have made such a difference in cryoEM

Steve Ludtke (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston) Bispectral invariants for better classification in cryoEM

Michael Landsberg (University of Queensland) Cryo-EM studies of the orally active Tc toxin from Yersinia entomophaga

Emily Parker (Victoria University of Wellington) Conformational change and communication networks in biosynthetic enzymes

Alok Mitra (University of Auckland) Insight into the molecular mechanism for the action of a contractile nanomachine

Ren Dobson (Canterbury University, Christchurch) The gene regulation of bacterial sialic acid metabolism

Grant Pearce (University of Canterbury, Christchurch) How does Rubisco activase activate Rubisco?

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Date Monday, 28 January 2019
Time 8:55am - 7:00pm
Audience All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Symposium
DepartmentBiochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology
LocationUniversity of Otago Main Common Room (Student Union), with social sessions in ‘The Link’.
CostTickets are $50 for staff and $20 for students. There will be a catered lunch and tea breaks for those that have purchased a ticket to the event.
Contact NameContact Mihnea Bostina ( or Peter Mace ( for more information.

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