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CCPN conference 2017

13th-15th July 2017, University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland

The yearly CCPN meeting aims to present current best practice for all aspects of macromolecular NMR and is particularly aimed at PhD students and Post-docs, mainly in the UK Biomolecular NMR community.  The speakers will discuss in detail the pros and cons of the different approaches they they are using, and there will be plenty of opportunity for questions.  Through discussion, we hope to come up with new ideas as to how future NMR structural projects might best be tackled.

This year the conference is at the Stirling campus of the University of Stirling. The conference starts with registration and a buffet lunch on Thursday 13 July 2017, with the first talks that day after lunch, and ends before lunch on Saturday 15th. Friday afternoon is reserved for a walk, giving you the opportunity to buttonhole the speakers while enjoying the Scottish hills.

This year's programme will include the follow sessions:

NMR in drug design: small molecules (Chair, Matt Crump)

  • Ben Davis (Vernalis): Applications of NMR in (Fragment Based) Drug Discovery
  • Richard Taylor (UCB)
  • Judith Schlagnitweit (Karolinska Institute): Monitoring Changes of Dynamics of Biomolecules in Response to Drugs
  • Christopher Waudby (UCL): TITAN: New Developments in Two-Dimensional NMR Lineshape Analysis

NMR in drug design: biologics (Chair, Helen Mott)

  • Mark Carr (University of Leicester): NMR in Therapeutic Antibody Development and Antibody-Assisted Drug Discovery
  • Chun-Wa Chung (GSK): Addressing biopharmaceutical questions using NMR and Biophysics
  • Andrew Jamieson (University of Glasgow): Application of NMR in the Design of Peptide Tools for Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery
  • Antje Wolter (Goethe University Frankfurt): Dissecting ligand recognition and folding of a structurally complex aptamer-GTP-complex by solution NMR

Nucleic Acid NMR (Chair, Katja Petzold)

  • Janosch Hennig (EMBL, Heidelberg): NMR in integrated structural biology of ribonucleoprotein complexes
  • Lukas Trantirek (Central European Institute of Technology): In-cell NMR spectroscopy of nucleic acids
  • Malgorzata Duszczyk (ETH, Zurich): De novo structure determination of a 27.5 kDa protein-RNA complex: a Dead End for classical NMR approaches?
  • Thomas Wiegand (ETH, Zurich): Protein-nucleotide interactions detected by solid-state NMR

There is also a CCPN Analysis v3 Workshop the morning of the 13th.

Directions to the Stirling campus here.

This year the conference is a satellite meeting of, and is sponsored by, the 19th IUPAB congress and the 11th EBSA congress, which takes place 16-20 July 2017 in Edinburgh.

The CCPN conference is also sponsored by Bruker, GPE Scientific and CortecNet.