Spectroscopy Workshop

Wednesday May 7th 2014, 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery, room 3200
University of Chicago (directions)

In association with the Frontiers in Membrane Protein Structural Dynamics conference (May 7-9, Chicago Hilton), we will have a workshop focused on spectroscopic approaches for studies of membrane protein dynamics Wednesday May 7 at the University of Chicago. The workshop will be oriented towards young investigators who wish to learn techniques needed for real time monitoring. Talks will address techniques in solid-state and solution NMR, EPR including DEER approaches, infrared, fluorescence and single molecule techniques including magnetic tweezers.

Attendance will be limited. For further information, please contact Lisa Anderson at landerso@bsd.uchicago.edu.

The Workshop is co-chaired by Marc Baldus from Utrecht University and the MPSDC Dynamics of Ion Permeation and Conformational Coupling in – KcsA Project, and Yeon-Kyun Shin from Iowa State University.



11:30 AM

12:15 PM – 12:25 PM
Introduction: Yeon-Kyun Shin

12:25 PM – 12:50 PM
Yeon-Kyun Shin, Iowa State University
What can EPR and smFRET tell us about membrane fusion?

12:50 PM – 1:15 PM
Ana Correa, University of Chicago
Distance measurements using LRET

1:15 PM to 1:40 PM
Tae-Young Yoon, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Single-molecule approaches for membrane protein biology

1:40 PM to 2:05 PM
Martin Zanni, University of Wisconsin
Electrostatics of the KcsA Selectivity Filter studied with 2D IR spectroscopy and Molecular Dynamics Simulations

2:05 PM to 2:25 PM

2:25 PM to 2:50 PM
Marc Baldus, Utrecht University
NMR on membrane proteins: From lipid bilayers to cells

2:50 PM to 3:15 PM
Gary Lorigan, Miami University
Pulsed EPR studies of membrane proteins

3:15 PM to 3:40 PM
Daniella Goldfarb, Weizmann Institute
Next generation distance measurement by EPR: New labels, time resolved, and in-cell

3:40 PM to 3:45 PM
Closing: Marc Baldus

3:45 PM
End of Workshop

4:00 PM
Special Seminar, Rama Ranganathan, UT Southwest Room GCIS W301