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Date: Sat. 9 Dec, 2017 9:00 - 10:00
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Celebrating the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017
Arrhenius Laboratory, Stockholm University, December 9, 2017

Visualizing the structures of biological molecular machines is an absolute requirement in order to understand their mechanism. Cryo-EM is a key method for this visualization, and due to the recent technical developments it can provide refined atomic structures even for structure-based drug design. The symposium coincides with the Nobel Prize that has been awarded for the development of the cryo- EM and will present the methodological progress as well as the applications to central biological questions. It brings together world-leading experts, Swedish researchers, and industrial scientists to discuss ideas for further advancement in this exciting and rapidly evolving field.

The symposium is free of charge but requires registration via symposium website: All researchers are welcome to take active part and contribute with posters. Deadline for registration: November 20, 2017.

The Nobel Lectures given by this year’s Nobel Laureates in Physics and Chemistry will be held 9.00-14.00, December 8, Aula Magna, Stockholm University, which are open to public. The Nobel Prize Award Ceremony will be held on December 10.

09.00 – 09.10
Welcome and introduction – Sven Hovmöller, Stockholm University

09.10 – 09.45
Nigel Unwin, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK The structural basis of fast synaptic transmission explored by cryo-EM

09.45 – 10.20
Marin van Heel, Leiden University and LNNano, Campinas Brazil TBA

10.20 – 10.40
Shintaro Aibara, SciLifeLab/Stockholm University, Sweden From pharmaceutical compounds to ribosomes

10.40 – 11:00 Coffee break

11.00 – 11.35
Chris Russo, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK Determining and avoiding some of the physical limits in electron cryomicroscopy

11.35 – 12.10
Christian Spahn, Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Germany The ribosome - a paradigm for a macromolecular machine

12.10 – 12.30
Bjorn Forsberg, SciLifeLab/Stockholm University, Sweden Current and future processing paradigms in cryo-EM

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch and poster session, Arrhenius Laboratory

14.00 – 14.35
Yoshinori Fujiyoshi, Nagoya University, Japan Structure-Guided Drug Development by CryoEM

14.35 – 15.10
Peijun Zhang, University of Oxford and eBIC, Diamond Light Source, UK Structural Basis of HIV Capsid Assembly, Maturation and Host Cell Interactions

15:10 – 15:30
Janna Bigalke, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Möndal, Sweden The secret to cell regeneration: structural basis for RET activation by Neurturin

15.30 – 15.50 Coffee break

15:50 – 16:15
Hongwei Wang, Tsinghua University, China New opportunities that the phase plate brings to Cryo-EM

16:15 – 16:40
Dan Shi, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA< MicroED – a new application of electron crystallography in structural biology

16:40 – 17:00
Hongyi Xu, Stockholm University, Sweden Electron crystallography for studying protein structures

17.00– 17:15 Concluding remarks

Alexey Amunts (SciLifeLab/SU)
Erik Lindahl (SciLifeLab/SU & KTH)
Hans Hebert (KTH & KI)
Sven Hovmöller, Hongyi Xu, Xiaodong Zou (SU)
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Emmanuelle Charpentier, Alumna at MIMS, now Director of the Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens and Director of the Department of Regulation in Infection Biology, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany.

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