New Orleans Protein Folding Intergroup

The New Orleans Protein Folding Intergroup, founded in January 1999, is composed of New Orleans area academic research laboratories from Tulane, Xavier, and Loyola Universities, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, and the University of New Orleans, whose members share a common interest in protein structure and folding.  Our year-round, biweekly meetings are dedicated primarily to the discussion of current research in member laboratories and to the dissemination of important research news from conferences and from the scientific literature.

Meeting on

Rm. 127 Monroe Science Bldg.
Loyola University
, New Orleans, LA
5-7 pm

Get A Map!!

There is an entrance between the Arts (CM)
building and our building and one on the other side by the business
building.   We will hold NOProFIG in Monroe 127 which is on the SE side
of building down a short passage way.   You will know you are in right
location if everything looks new.   Below is a zoomable campus map.

Date Presenter or
January 3rd, 2008 Dave Worthylake Crystallization of kinesin-drug complexes
January 17th, 2008 Hank Ashbaugh Hydrophobic interactions on curved surfaces
January 31st, 2008
Babylon, Chaos, and Muses Parades
February 14th, 2008
Bill Walkenhorst
Mixed Evidence for Dimeric Membrane Peptides: Small and Large Cross-linked Control Peptides
February 28th, 2008
March 13th, 2008 Neil Bascos/Sam Landry
Effect of KaseC15AT199A nucleotide state on J-domain conformation
March 27th, 2008

April 10th, 2008
Sergei Y. Ponomarev/Tom Bishop Molecular dynamics of water near DNA
April 24th, 2008
Kalina Hristova, Johns Hopkins University Folding of  Proteins in Membranes: Insights From Neutron Diffraction Experiments
May 8th, 2008 Jessica Marks/Bill Wimley Using combinatorial chemistry and
high-throughput screening to find cell penetrating peptides
May 15th, 2008

Crawfish Boil (Bill Walkenhorst's house, 4235 Vincennes Place)
May 22nd, 2008 Thomas Freeman/Bill Wimley
Prediction and Characterization of Outer Membrane Beta-Barrels: Going from Soft-Pore to Hard-Pore
June 5th, 2008 Nathan E. Brener, LSU, Baton Rouge
A Robust Data Mining Algorithm for Clustering of Similar Protein Folding Units
June 19th, 2008 Thang Chiu Conditions and chaperones for high-level protein expression
July 3rd, 2008 Igor Rubtsov Strategies for assignment of vibrational modes in 2D IR spectra
July 17th, 2008 Bob Blake 1. rate constant update, 2. macroion mobility spectrometer
July 31st, 2008 Chris Summa Convergence toward the native conformation using a knowledge-based potential
August 14th, 2008
August 28th, 2008
Cancelled  (Hurricane Gustav)
September 11th, 2008 Scott Melton Field Deployment of a Uranium Immunosensor
September 25th, 2008 Courtney Parke/Dave Worthylake Structural Studies of the Kinesin Motor protein Eg5
October 9th, 2008 Bill Walkenhorst Effect of pH and Ionic Strength on Antibiotic Peptide Activity
October 23rd, 2008 Sam Landry Toward the prediction of allergenic T-cell epitopes from 3D structure
November 6th, 2008 Tom Bishop A Relaxing Description of Nucleosomal DNA Dynamics: it's all about contacts
November 20th, 2008
Bill Wimley Using combinatorial chemistry and high-throughput screening to find cell penetrating peptides (reprise)
December 4th, 2008
Thang Chiu Expression of prolyl peptidases and WD40 domain proteins
December 18th, 2008

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