2014 Great Plains Regional Annual Symposium on Protein and Biomolecular NMR

The Seventh Great Plains Regional Annual Symposium on Protein and Biomolecular NMR was held Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18, 2014 in the Simons Biosciences Research Building on The University of Kansas west campus at Lawrence, KS.

This symposium on macromolecular NMR applications and techniques was organized to help further interconnect and strengthen NMR research within the region, particularly in the area of macromolecular structure and function. We thank all who participated from Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma in the meeting to share their latest results and meet new colleagues.

The symposium included presentations by invited speakers, and a poster session and mixer with refreshments.

Invited Speakers were:
Changes in Protein Dynamics in the Active and Inactive Forms of the MAP Kinase ERK2
Arthur Pardi, Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Boulder, CO

Restricted Motion of the Conserved Immunoglobulin G1 N-glycan is Essential for Efficient FcγRIIIa Binding
Adam Barb, Assistant Professor, Iowa State University, Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology, Ames, IA

Structural and Functional Studies of the Membrane Scaffolding Protein caveolin-1
Sorin Luca, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Omaha, NE

Enhancing NMR and MRI with Hyperpolarized Xenon and Signal Amplification by Reversible Exchange
Boyd Goodson, Professor, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Carbondale, IL

Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Development for Membrane Protein Ligand Structure
Alexander Barnes, Assistant Professor, Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Chemistry, St. Louis, MO

Using NMR to Study Multivalent Interactions with Modified Nucleosomes 
Catherine Musselman, Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, Department of Biochemistry, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

The Structure of Hepatitis C Virus Membrane Protein p7 in Bilayers by NMR Spectroscopy
Gabriel Cook, Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University, Department of Chemistry, Stillwater, OK

Structural and Biochemical Investigation of Ceramide Transfer Protein Functional Regulation
Xiaolan Yao, Assistant Professor, University of Missouri at Kansas City, School of Biological Sciences, Kansas City, MO