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 14th, 2010 Tom Bishop The Other Helices
January 28th, 2010 Jing He (Bill Wimley) Design and Study of Novel Antimicrobial Peptide with Proline Substitutions
February 11th, 2010 postponed
February 25th, 2010 Christopher Keating (Igor Rubtsov) Delocalization of sulfoxide modes in two dimensional infrared spectroscopy
March 11th, 2010 David Mobley
March 25th, 2010 Bob Blake Update on kinetic rates and measurement of molecular interactions with a cavity calorimeter
April 8th, 2010 Chris Summa
April 17th, 2010 (saturday) CRAWFISH BOIL At Chris Summa's castle
April 22nd, 2010 David Worthylake (postponed)
May 6th, 2010 (5PM) Scott Melton (Diane Blake) Immunoassays for the Detection of Low Molecular Weight Environmental Contaminants
May 20th, 2010 Zachary Pursell Mutator alleles of human DNA Polymerase
June 3rd, 2010 Hoyt Meyer
June 17th, 2010 Bill Walkenhorst The Protean Nature of a Class of Antimicrobial Peptides: The Effect of pH, Ionic Strength, and Surface on Antimicrobial Activity
July 1st, 2010 David Worthylake The Use of X-ray Structures and FTIR Towards Understanding Allosteric Inhibition of Kinesin-5
July 15th, 2010 Sam Landry Antigen 3D structure determines CD4 epitope dominance
July 29th, 2010 Summer Break
No Meeting
August 12th, 2010 Summer Break No Meeting
August 26th, 2010 Summer Break No Meeting
September 9th, 2010 Tom Bishop Re-scheduled
September 23rd, 2010 Bill Wimley Making the membrane disappear with cell penetrating peptides
October 7th, 2010 Tom Bishop Simulating Positioned Nucleosomes: The New and Improved Presentation
October 21st, 2010 Bill Walkenhorst Assessing the Versatility of the Ram Family of Antimicrobial Peptides Under a Wide Variety of Environmental Conditions
November 4th, 2010 Bob Blake Integrating Cavity Absorption Meters: Preparing to Study Intact Bacteria
November 18th, 2010 Chris Summa Protein Secondary Structure Element Prediction Using Known Structure Database
December 2nd, 2010 Special speaker: Dr. Paulo Almeida (UNC Wilmington) A simple Thermdynamic Model of the Liquid-ordered Stete and the Interaction between Phospholipids and Cholesterol
December 16th, 2010 Diane Blake Single-chain Varieable Fragment Antibodies Optimized for Environmental Analysis
December 30th, 2010 New Year Holiday No Meeting

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