|Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Symposium|
The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Core within the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) will host the 13th Upstate New York NMR Symposium on Friday, Nov. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the CBIS auditorium. The event is free and the Rensselaer community is encouraged to attend. Registration is requested.
Scott McCallum, director of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Core, who is co-organizing the symposium with Chunyu Wang, associate professor of biology and director of the biochemistry and biophysics graduate program, said the symposium should be of interest to researchers who are interested in NMR of biomolecules and structural biology.
“Nuclear magnetic resonance is a technique to probe biomolecular structure and dynamics with atomic level resolution,” McCallum said. “This is a key technique in looking at the structural basis of a number of disease states, such as Alzheimer’s disease, as well as in drug discovery and protein engineering. This will be a one-day event with a dozen speakers and I think we can expect the discussions to be quite informative.”
Featured speakers for the event are Angela Gronenborn and Lewis Kay. Gronenborn is head of the department of structural biology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and an expert in the structural basis of cellular interactions. Lewis Kay, professor of biochemistry at the University of Toronto, is a leading expert in the development of NMR techniques for studying macromolecular structure and dynamics.
The symposium will also include several local speakers, including researchers from Rensselaer, the Wadsworth Center, Cornell University, Brown University, the University of Rochester, and the University of Connecticut Health Center.