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, Loyola, 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.

What to bring: The presenter is responsible for bringing in snacks and drinks, traditonally pizza and soft drinks or beer. Bring your powerpoint file on a flash drive.

Meeting on

Rm. 127 Monroe Science Bldg.
Loyola University
, New Orleans, LA

5-7 pm (show up no later than 5:15PM, presentation starts no later than 5:30PM)

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.   Below is a zoomable campus map.

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January 8th, 2009 Steve Rick (cancelled/no show)
January 22nd, 2009 Tingfeng Li (Thang Chiu) Structural and kinetic properties of a metal-dependent ACMSD decarboxylase
February 5th, 2009 Bob Blake Rate constant and macroion mobility spectrometer, an update
February 19th, 2009 MARDI GRAS week (NO MEETING)
March 5th, 2009 Chris Summa Protein-protein interactions in cellular signaling: the case of STATS
March 19th, 2009 David Worthylake Crystal structure of a kinesin motor protein
April 2nd, 2009 Marcia Henry (Diane Blake) Update on a monoclonal antibody
April 16th, 2009 Bill Walkenhorst The Effect of pH and Surface Composition on the Activity of Antimicrobial Peptides
April 23rd, 2009 CRAWFISH BOIL (cancelled)
April 30th, 2009 Sam Landry (cancelled; presented as a SLIDER talk at LSUHSC)
May 14th, 2009 Yuriy (Tom Bishop) Elasticity and Electrostatics of Nucleosome Formation Energy
May 28th, 2009 Aram Krauson (Bill Wimley) Assay and Peptide Library Design for Membrane Stable Pore Formers
June 11th, 2009 Yeping Tan (Thang Chiu) A Novel DNA Binding Protein from Ascovirus
June 25th, 2009 Igor Rubtsov Modulation of the Rate of a Charge-Separation Reaction by Excitation of High-Frequency Vibrational Modes at the Bridge
July 9th, 2009 Steve Rick (cancelled)
July 23rd, 2009 Hank Ashbaugh (cancelled/no show)
August 6th, 2009 Bob Blake

1.  Independent experimental verification of positive cooperativity in antibody-antigen binding interactions;  2.  Opportunity of a lifetime

August 20th, 2009 Chris Summa (rescheduled)
September 3rd, 2009 David Mobley Insights from calculation of hydration and binding free energies
September 17th, 2009 Chris Summa STATS, design of symmetric proteins & protein energy minimization refinement
October 1st, 2009 Vinod Kurella (David Worthylake) Crystal structure of IQGAP1 calmodulin homology domain
October 15th, 2009 Diane Blake summary of protein folding meeting held in June
October 29th, 2009 Zachary Pursell Molecular alleles of a polymerase as tools to probe for function and mechanism
November 12th, 2009 Kimberlee Mix Novel roles for the orphan nuclear receptor NURR1 in arthritis
November 26th, 2009 THANKSGIVING holiday (NO MEETING)
December 10th, 2009 Ting Feng Li (Sam Landry) Hsp40 J-domain tethers to the Hsp70 ATPase domain
December 24th, 2009 CHRISTMAS eve (NO MEETING)

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