Structural Biology Symposium



                            Final Announcement
                       STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY SYMPOSIUM
             UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON
                  Sealy Center for Structural Biology
        and the Department of Human Biological Chemistry & Genetics
                           MARCH 1-3, 1996
 Dear Colleague:
      Final details for the Structural Biology Symposium at UTMB are
 enclosed. If you have not already registered, we would like to
 invite you and your colleagues to join us in our inaugural celebration
 of the UTMB Structural Biology Program and the Sealy Center for Structural
 Biology by participating in our Structural Biology Symposium
 scheduled for March 1-3, 1996.  This meeting will bring together
 scientists who are interested in applying insights from structural biology
 and solution thermodynamics to solve biological and biomedical problems.
 The speakers at the symposium are distinguished researchers from a wide
 spectrum of scientific disciplines.
         If you are planning to attend the Symposium, please inform us of your
 coming as well as who may be accompanying you by no later than  February
 26th. Furthermore, if you intend to participate in the poster session, all
 abstracts must be received no later than February 26th as well.
         Regarding accomodations for the event, a block of rooms has been
 reserved for Symposium attendants at the beachfront Hotel Galvez.  However,
 prior to your arrival in Galveston it is necessary that you fill out the
 hotel form provided below to guarantee a reserved room.
         Although there is no registration fee, $50 will be assessed for
 those who wish to optionally participate in the Friday reception, Saturday
 lunch and dinner banquet, and Sunday brunch. Please make all payments made
 out to UTMB-SCSB.  In addition, checks will be the only form of payment
 accepted.
 Send all inquiries and responses  to:
 Jacqueline Luxon; Administrative Secretary
 ADDRESS:  Sealy Center for Structural Biology
 Dept. for Human Biological Chemistry and Genetics
 University of Texas Medical Branch
 Galveston, TX.  77555-1157
 PHONE: (409)747-6800
 FAX:  (409)747-6850
 EMAIL:  jacky #*at*# nmr.utmb.edu
         Thank you, and we look forward to your participation in the Symposium.
 UTMB Symposium Organizing Committee:
 D. Wayne Bolen
 Werner Braun
 Wlodzimierz M. Bujalowski
 Edmund W. Czerwinski
 Robert Fox
 David G. Gorenstein
 James C. Lee
 Bruce A. Luxon
 Jan F. Post
 Stanley Watowich
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                Symposium Information and Registration
 Information and the registration and hotel forms may also be found on the
 Sealy Center for Structural Biology server- URL http://www.scsb.utmb.edu:90/
 You may also e-mail or print the registration and hotel forms below and
 send them to Jacqueline Luxon at the above address.
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 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS, HOTEL  AND REGISTRATION FORMS
 DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: FEBRUARY 26, 1996
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 FINAL SCHEDULE
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 FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1996
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 3:00 P.M. - 4.00 P.M.     Registration                              Levin Hall
 4:00 P.M.                 Opening Remarks                           Levin Hall
                           President Thomas James - UTMB
 4:15 P.M.                 Plenary Lecture                           Levin Hall
                           Frederic Richards - Yale
                           "The Structure of Proteins -
                            Change in Dogma with Time"
 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.     Reception                                 Levin Hall
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 SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 1996
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 9:00 A.M. - 9:50 A.M.     Angela Gronenborn - NIH                   Levin Hall
                           "Structure of Protein-DNA COmplexes:
                                  Intercalation, DNA
                           Bending and Transcriptional Control"
 9:50 A.M. - 10:40 A.M.    Don Wiley - Harvard                       Levin Hall
                           "Structural Biology of
                            Cellular Immunity"
 10:40 A.M. - 11:10 A.M.   Break & Posters                           Levin
 Hall
 11:10 A.M. - 12:00 noon   Robert L. Baldwin - Stanford              Levin Hall
                           "The Molten Globule Intermediate
                                   of an Apomyoglobin"
 12:00 noon - 12:30 P.M.   Werner Braun - UTMB                       Levin Hall
                           "Self-Correcting Distance Geometry:
                            A New Method for Protein Modeling
                                 and NMR Determination"
 12:30 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.   Lunch and visit to the NMR Center         Dockside
 Blg.
 2:00 P.M. - 2:50 P.M.    Florante Quiocho - Baylor                  Levin Hall
                          "Molecular Recognition by Proteins:
                           From the Stringent to the very Loose"
 2:50 P.M. - 3:40 P.M.    Thomas James - University of               Levin Hall
                          California - San Francisco
                          "Nucleic Acid Structure and Dynamics"
 3:40 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.    Break
 4:00 P.M. - 4:50 P.M.    Gary Ackers - Washington U.                Levin Hall
                          "The Intermediates of Hemoglobin
                           Cooperativity Provide Striking New
                           Insights into Allostery"
 4:50 P.M. - 5:20 P.M.    Robert Fox - UTMB                          Levin Hall
                          "SH3 Domain Peptide Recognition"
 5:20 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.    Poster and Reception                       Levin Hall
 7:30 P.M.                Banquet                                    Hotel
 Galvez
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 SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 1996
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 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 noon  Discussion - Brunch                        Levin Hall
                          "Future Directions of Structural Biology"
                          ALL SPEAKERS WILL SERVE AS PANEL MEMBERS
 12:00 noon - 1:00 P.M.   Break
                          NMR Techniques Workshop                   Levin Hall
                          (In Cooperation with Varian Instruments)
 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.    George Gray - Varian Instruments          Levin Hall
                          "Recent Advances in NMR Technology
                                for Biomolecular NMR"
 2:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.    Shanmin Zhang - UTMB                      Levin Hall
                          "Suppression of Radiation Damping
                                During Acquisition"
 2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.    Additional short contributions            Levin Hall
 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.    Applications on Varian/Oxford 600         Dockside
 Blg.
                          and 750 Unity Plus and Varian/HARC
                          400 MHz Unity PLus systems with George
                          Gray and NMR Center staff
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 CLIMATE
 The weather in Galveston, a resort island off the Texas coast near Houston,
 in March is warm with average temperatures ranging from a low of 55 degrees
 to a  high of 75 degrees.
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 TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION
 Hotel space has been reserved at the Hotel Galvez, however, it is not possible
 to guarantee conference rates:
                                         Rate: $65/Single, $85/Double
                                               $95/Triple & Quad,
                                               $175/Deluxe Suites
 FOR RESERVATIONS CALL: 1-800-392-4285
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 POSTER INFORMATION
 Posters should be no larger than 4'x6'. Abstracts of 1 page listing title,
 authors and affiliation should be provided prior to the meeting.
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 COSTS:
 There is no registration fee. However, payment of $50.00 total for optional
 receptions, lunches and dinners should be made to UTMB-SCSB by February
 26th.  Please, payment by
 checks only.
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 TRAVEL TO GALVESTON  AND PARKING INFORMATION
 >From Houston to the Hotel Galvez
 Take I-45 South, upon entering Galveston, I-45 ends and becomes Broadway.
 Stay on Broadway till 20th Street.  Turn right on 20th and stay until it ends
 at
 the Seawall. The hotel will be at the corner of 20th and Seawall.
 >From Hotel Galvez to UTMB Campus
 Go down the Seawall till 6th Street, also called University Boulevard.
 Turn left on 6th and stay until you arrive on Campus.  Gerland Grocery
 store will be on your right and the parking garage on your left.
 Note:  This parking will be only for Friday.  On Saturday and Sunday you
 will park in a lot behind Levin Hall, where the meeting will be held, and
 it will be free.
 >From Friday Parking to Levin Hall
 Exit parking garage on Market Street, stay on Market Street till Levin
 Hall, you will pass on your right, the Admin Annex, Child Health Center,
 Moody Medical Library, a small rose garden and then Levin Hall, so the 4th
 Building on your right will be Levin Hall.  As soon as you pass the rose
 garden, there will be stairs going up to the second floor of Levin Hall
 where the meeting will be held.
 >From Hotel Galvez to Saturday Parking for Levin Hall
 Go down the Seawall and turn left on 11th Street.  The parking entrance faces
 11th Street and is located between Market Street and Mechanic Street.  The
 back of Levin Hall faces the parking lot.  From the parking lot cross the
 street, stay on the left side of Levin Hall and walk around the building
 until you find stairs going up to the 2nd floor where the symposium will be
 held.
 You must enter this side only.
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 STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY SYMPOSIUM, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON
                              MARCH 1-3, 1996
 REGISTRATION FORM
 NAME:______________________________________________________________________
 WORK ADDRESS:______________________________________________________________
 INSTITUTION NAME:____________________________________________________________
 INSTITUTION NAME:____________________________________________________________
 CITY:__________________________________STATE:_____________ZIP CODE:__________
 OFFICE PHONE:____________________FAX NUMBER:_________________________________
 EMAIL ADDRESS:______________________________________________________________
 CHECK THOSE WHICH APPLY:
 ______Enclosed is my check for $50.00.
 ______I will be participating in the Symposium on: FRIDAY_________
                                                    SATURDAY_______
                                                    SUNDAY_________
 ______I will be participating in the poster session and have included a
       copy of my abstract.
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  HOTEL REGISTRATION FORM
 NAME:______________________________________________________________________
 WORK ADDRESS:______________________________________________________________
 INSTITUTION NAME:____________________________________________________________
 CITY:__________________________________STATE:_____________ZIP CODE:__________
 OFFICE PHONE:____________________FAX NUMBER:_________________________________
 EMAIL ADDRESS:______________________________________________________________
 ARRIVAL DATE:_____________________DEPARTURE DATE:____________________________
 FOR ARRIVALS LATER THAN 6:00 P.M., A CREDIT CARD NUMBER IS NEEDED
 CREDIT CARD (i.e. type)______________________________________________________
 CREDIT CARD ACCT. #_______________________________________EXP. DATE__________
 ACCOMMODATION DESIRED:
 ________SINGLE ACCOMMODATIONS $65.00/NIGHT
 ________DOUBLE ACCOMMODATIONS $85.00/NIGHT
 ________TRIPLE AND QUAD ACCOMODATIONS $95.00/NIGHT
 ________DELUXE SUITES  $175.00/NIGHT
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 Please complete and return the conference registration form and/or hotel
 registration form, together with your payment, to:
 Jacqueline Luxon; Administrative Secretary
 ADDRESS:  Sealy Center for Structural Biology
 Dept. for Human Biological Chemistry and Genetics
 University of Texas Medical Branch
 Galveston, TX.  77555-1157
 PHONE: (409)747-6800
 FAX:  (409)747-6850
 EMAIL:  jacky #*at*# nmr.utmb.edu
 David Gorenstein
 Director, Sealy Center for Structural Biology
 Professor, Dept. of Human Biological Chemistry and Genetics
 University of Texas Medical Branch
 Galveston, TX 77555-1157
 Office: (409) 747 6801
 Main Office/Voice Mail: (409) 747 6800
 Fax: (409) 747 6850
 E-MAIL ADDRESS: david #*at*# nmr.utmb.edu
 http://www.nmr.utmb.edu/
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 *  Bruce A. Luxon, Ph.D                                                    *
 *  Assistant Professor                                                     *
 *  Sealy Center for Structural Biology                                     U
 *  Dept. of Human Biological Chemistry & Genetics                          T
 *  University of Texas Medical Branch                                      M
 *  Galveston, TX   77555-1157                                              B
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 *  (409)747-6802; Fax (409)747-6850                                        *
 *  bruce #*at*# nmr.utmb.edu                             http://www.nmr.utmb.edu/ *
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