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Future Events > Dynamics within and between proteins

Dynamics within and between proteins

31 August—2 September 2011

University of Essex, UK

A Biochemical Society Focused Meeting


Meeting background


Dynamics at the macroscopic level is concerned with how proteins move. There are many examples ranging from motors in muscle contraction to proteins that search DNA for their targets. From ensemble studies to single molecules there have been considerable advances in our understanding of how proteins move and respond to forces placed on them. The aim of this meeting is to showcase the leading research in protein structure and dynamics at both the macro- and microscopic levels.
  • G-protein coupled receptors: structure and activation (Chair: Dr Reeves)
  • Motor protein dynamics: a single molecule view (Chair: Dr Kad)
  • Folding, misfolding and design (Chair: Dr Mason)
  • Probing dynamic states of proteins and protein complexes through NMR spectroscopy (Chair: Dr Worrall)
Abstract submission deadline: 4 July 2011
Online abstract submission is now closed. If you wish to submit an abstract please contact the Conference Office Late abstracts will not appear in the programme book.

Earlybird registration deadline: Registration is now closed, if you would like to attend this conference please contact the Conference Office.


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Proceedings (invited speakers) will be published in Biochemical Society Transactions

Student Bursaries are available for this meeting.


'Eureka Moments: The protein that disappeared' As part of our centenary celebrations, a number of the Society’s Honorary Members have been asked to talk about the important moments in their careers and the future of the discipline.


The third to be released is that of Tim Hunt who spoke to Hugh Pelham about discovering the protein that disappeared. Watch the interview now!


Poster Prizes


Biochemical Society Centenary Poster Prize

The Biochemical Society Centenary Poster Prize was won by George Jeppesen from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom for his poster titled "Conformational states of kinesin-1 characterised by its mechanical properties



British Biophysical Society Poster Prize

The first British Biophysical Society Poster Prize was won by Silvia Estacio from University of Lisbon, Portugal for her poster titled "Amyloidogenic mutants of the spc-SH3 protein domain: a discrete molecular dynamics investigation". Hugh Dannatt from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom won the other British Biophysical Society Poster Prize for his poster titled "Dynamics in the catalytic cycle of beta−Phosphoglucomutase"