The program for the Eleventh Great Plains Regional Annual Symposium on Protein and Biomolecular NMR will be held in the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy Building, 2010 Becker Drive on the west campus of The University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS on October 12-13, 2018.

Friday, October 12, 2018
All lectures will be held in Lecture Auditorium 1020, School of Pharmacy Building.
Posters may be posted beginning at 8:00 a.m. Friday morning in the School of Pharmacy 2nd Floor Atrium.

1:00-1:30     Registration    2nd Floor Atrium

1:30-1:35     Opening remarks     Lecture Auditorium 1020

1:35-5:45     Speaker Sessions    Lecture Auditorium 1020

Advanced Complex Mixture Analysis by NMR and NMR/MS for Metabolomics
Plenary Speaker
Rafael Brüschweiler, Professor
Department of Chemistry, and
Biological Chemistry & Pharmacology
Ohio Research Scholar
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Using NMR to monitor post-translational modification
Gabriel Cook, Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Graduate Student Speaker 1
Expanding the Metabolomics Toolkit with Heteronuclear NMR
Fatema Bhinderwala, Department of Chemistry
University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

Graduate Student Speaker 2
Protein-Protein Interactions of Minor Translocon IpaC with Other Components of the Type III Secretion System in Shigella
Amritangshu Chakravarty
Department of Molecular Biosciences
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

3:50–4:05    Break    School of Pharmacy 1st Floor Lobby

Speaker 3
Sub-ångström Resolution in RNA, Protein Disorder in Dynein-dependent Cargo Transport
Beat Vogeli, Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
University of Colorado at Denver
Aurora, CO

Graduate Student Speaker 3  
Active Site Breathing of the Human RNA Demethylase Alkbh5 Revealed by Solution NMR and Accelerated Molecular Dynamics Simulations
Jeff Purslow, Department of Chemistry
Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Postdoctoral Speaker 4
Histone H3 Tail Conformation Regulates Nucleosome Association by the BPTF PHD Finger
Emma Morrison, Department of Biochemistry
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Graduate Student Speaker 5
Radicals for CPMAS < 6K and MD-SSNMR Determinations of PKC Structural Ensembles
Patrick Judge, Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics &
Structural Biology, and Department of Chemistry
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

5:45–8:00     Banquet and Poster Session    2nd Floor Atrium
5:45–7:00     Banquet
7:00–7:30     Poster session 1 (odd numbered posters)
7:30–8:00     Poster session 2 (even numbered posters)

Saturday, October 13, 2018
All lectures will be held in the Lecture Auditorium 1020, School of Pharmacy Building

7:30–8:30     Coffee and light breakfast    Mortar & Pestle Café, 1st Floor   

8:35–12:05   Speaker Sessions    Lecture Auditorium 1020

8:35 – 9:05    
Speaker 4
Using NMR to Quantify Drug Release from Pharmaceutical Formulations
Nathan Oyler, Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

9:15– 9:30    
Graduate Student Speaker 6
Rapid Characterization of Formulated Pharmaceuticals Using Fast MAS 1H Solid State NMR Spectroscopy
Anuradha V Wijesekara, Department of Chemistry
Iowa State University, Ames, IA

9:35– 9:50    
Graduate Student Speaker 7
Mechanism of Yeast N-glycosylation: Structural Characterization of Ost4p and its Mutant
Bharat Chaudhary, Department of Chemistry
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

9:55–10:15    Break    School of Pharmacy  1st Floor Lobby

Speaker 5
From IDP to IDR in MFP
Julien Roche, Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics, & Molecular Biology
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Speaker 6
Protein Dynamics Drives Redox Regulation
Elan Eisenmesser, Associate Professor
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Denver
Anschutz Campus
Aurora, CO 

11:35– 12:05    
Speaker 7
NMR Studies of a Novel Family of Neutrophil Serine Proteases (NSP) Inhibitors: Toward Understanding the Structural Basis for Complement Inhibition by Staphylococcus aureus Innate Immune Evasion Proteins
Om Prakash, Professor and Director
Mary L. Vanier Biomolecular NMR Facility
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

12:15–12:30  Award Ceremony    Lecture Auditorium 2010

12:30             Adjournment

12:30–1:30    Lunch    Mortar and Pestle Café, 1st Floor