The New Orleans Protein Folding Intergroup (NOProFIG), founded in January 1999, is composed of New Orleans area academic research laboratories from Tulane University, Xavier University, Loyola University, LSU 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 scientific literature.

Meetings held on every the other Thursday from 5-7 pm

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

Meeting location:

Rm. 157 Monroe Science Bldg.
Loyola University
New Orleans, LA
Map to location

There is an entrance between the Arts (CM) building and our building (MO). There is another entrance on the side by the business building (MI). Room 157 is on the north side of the building, down a short passage way. See a zoomable campus map.

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.

E-mail list serves:

E-Mail The Group

E-Mail The PIs In The Group

PI Member E-mails and Home Pages

Seminar Schedules


Upcoming Meetings

Presenter Schedule
January 27, 2011 Valeriy Kasyanenko and Zhiwei Lin (Igor Rubtsov) Advances in two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy -mid-IR T-jump measurements
February 10, 2011 Kumar Nirbhay Malaria transmission blocking vaccines aimed at gradual elimination
February 24, 2011 Zachary Pursell Structure-Function Studies of the Non-Catalytic Subunits of a Human DNA Polymerase
March 10, 2011 David Worthylake Structural studies of Klp61F
March 24, 2011 Rajib Mukherjee (Tom Bishop) A Preliminary Report on Computational Study of Nucleosome Positioning
April 7, 2011 No Meeting Health Sciences Research Day at Tulane
April 21, 2011 Tingfeng Li (Sam Landry) Influences of HIV1 gp120 three-dimensional structure and adjuvants on cytokine phenotypes of T helper cells
May 5, 2011 Jazzfest Thursday No Meeting
May 19, 2011 Canceled Postponed
June 2, 2011 Canceled Postponed
June 16, 2011 Jing He (Bill Wimley) Does improving the pore-forming potency of antimicrobial peptides make them better antibiotics?
June 30, 2011 Bill Walkenhorst Environmental Effects on Antimicrobial Peptide Activity
July 14, 2011 Diane Blake Antibody screening and selection by flow cytometry: Trials by fire at Los Alamos
July 28, 2011 Chris Summa Molecular Modeling Studies of the HIV GP160 Complex-Pandora's Box Opens
August 11, 2011 Bob Blake NCI and its cancer-related monoclonal antibodies – how accurate are their binding data?
August 25, 2011 Jai Shanata Single-Molecule Studies of Ion Channel Kinetics and Physical Organic Chemistry of Lipid Bilayer Modulators: Binding and Allosteric Activation of Brain Receptors, Gramicidin Channel Kinetics, and Partition Coefficients of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
September 8, 2011 Nirbhay Kumar and Anusha Gopalakrishnan Investigating Proteins Components of the Recombination Machinery in Plasmodium falciparum
September 22, 2011 Zachary Pursell Human DNA Polymerase Epsilon, Non-standard Nucleotides and Genome Instability
October 6, 2011 David Worthlake Proton Tunneling and Eg5 Kinesin
October 20, 2011 Nam Nguyen (Sam Landry) The CD4+ Helper T Cell Response to Gp120 is Influenced by Disulfide-Bond Deletions and Its Ability to Form a Dimer
November 3, 2011 Hussain Badani (Bill Wimley) Mechanism of Action of A Peptide Inhibitor of Influenza Virus Infection
November 17, 2011 Bill Walkenhorst Peptidoglycan Composition Can Reverse the pH Dependence of AMP Activity Profiles
December 1, 2011 Rebecca Foster(Diane Blake) Brevetoxin monitioring: Selection of monoclonal and recombinant antibodies
December 15, 2011 Chris Summa Molecular Modeling Studies of Ubiquitin Transfer Enzymes
December 29, 2011 New Year Holiday No Meeting


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