Thursday October 16th, 2014
08.00 Registration
08.30 Welcome from authorities
09.00 Danilo Belviso, Institute of Crystallography – CNR (I) – A new composite material to efficiently crystallize protein molecule.
09.20 Matteo Colombo, Institute de Biologie Structurale (F) – TET3 aminopeptidase: three metals are better than two.
09.40 Prof. David Blake, NASA-AMES (USA) – Crystallography on Mars
10.30 Coffee break
11.00 Prof. Paul J. Steinhardt, Princeton University (USA) – Impossible Crystals
11.50 Cecilia Casadei, Institut Laue Langevin, Grenoble (F) – Transient states in heme peroxidases: a multidisciplinary approach.
12.10 Giovanna Di Nardo, University of Turin (I) – Structural basis for the functional roles of critical residues in human aromatase
12.30 Lunch
13.45 Poster session
14.30 Nanotemper Technologies GmbH – Demonstration
15.00 Coffee Break
15.30 Prof. Menico Rizzi, Università Piemonte Orientale (I) – Macromolecular tools for evolutionary success of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: structural insight
16.10 Josè M. Duarte, Paul Scherrer Institute (CH) – Understanding interfaces in protein crystals: evolution comes to the rescue
16.30 Prof. Roger Sunhara, University of Michigan (USA) – Structural and functional analysis of hormone-stimulated G protein activation
17.20 Jia Tsing Ng, Structural Genomics Consortium, University of Oxford (UK) – Using Textons to Rank Crystallization Droplets by Likely Presence of Crystals.
17.45 Open discussion on the issues of the day
20.00 Social Dinner


Friday October 17th, 2014
09.00 Torsten Schwede, University of Basel (CH) – title to be defined
09.50 Juergen Bosch, John Hopkins University (USA) – Identification of protein-protein interaction inhibitor from the MMV Malaria Box active against P. falciparum and related apicomplexan parasites.
10.10 Mirella Vivoli Vega, University of Exeter (UK) – Unravelling the Burkholderia pseudomallei heptokinase WcbL: from Structure to Drug Discovery
10.30 Coffee break
11.00 Prof. Eddy Arnold, Ruetgers University (USA) – HIV-1 reverse transcriptase structure and function: drugs by design and recent innovations
11.50 Marina Mapelli, IEO Milan (I) – The structure of LGN in complex with Inscuteable reveals a novel role of LGN in priming cortical sites for spindle orientation
12.10 Barbara Calisto, ESRF Grenoble (F) – Structural Determinants of the Formation and Functioning of the Terminal Organelle Wheel Complex of Motile Mycoplasmas
12.30 Lunch
13.40 Silvia Onesti, Elettra Synchrotron Trieste (I) – Beyond crystallography: an integrated approach to structural biology
14.00 Prof. Ada Yonath (Nobel Laureate) – Crystallizing macromolecular Complexes: The Ribosome
15.00 Concluding Remarks, Awards