The program for the Tenth 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 13-14, 2017.

Friday, October 13, 2017
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

1:35 - 2:20      NMR at its Best: Evolution of Protein Dynamics over 3.5 Billion Years
                       and New Strategies for Drug Design
                       Dorothee Kern, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and
                       Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
                       Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

2:30 - 3:00      Insights into Molecular Recognition from PDZ Domains
                       Ernesto Fuentes, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry
                       University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

3:10 - 3:25      Graduate Student Speaker 1
                       Membrane Interactions of the Protease MT1-MMP
                       Tara Marcink, Department of Biochemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

3:30 – 3:45     Graduate Student Speaker 2
                       Characterization of the Solution Structure, Conformational Dynamics and Enzymatic
                       Activity of Enzyme I from Hyperthermophile Thermoanaerobacter tencongenesis

                       Rochelle R. Dotas, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

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

4:05 – 4:35     Speaker 3
                       Hybrid NMR: A Combination of Solution and Solid-State NMR
                       Justin Lorieau, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

4:45 – 5:00     Graduate Student Speaker 3  
                       Frequency Agile Gyrotrons and Microwave Cavities for Electron 
                       Decoupling and Pulsed MAS DNP
                       Faith J. Scott, Department of Chemistry, Washington University in Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO

5:05 - 5:20      Graduate Student Speaker 4
                       Preparation and Characterization of Charged Ammonium Pocket with Para-substituted
                       Multi-functional Receptors that Target to Anionic Phospholipid (PG) found                         
                       in Bacterial Membrane
                       Maruthi Ram Alsuri, Department of Chemistry, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

5:25 – 5:40     Graduate Student Speaker 5
                       Small But Beautiful: NMR Structure of a Short Trp-rich Antimicrobial Peptide Reveals a
                       Configuration for the WWW Motif Critical for Killing Methicillin-Resistant
                       Staphylococcus aureus

                       D. Zarena, Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE

6:00 – 8:00     Banquet and Poster Session          2nd Floor Atrium
6:00 – 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 14, 2017
All lectures will be held in the Lecture Auditorium 1020, School of Pharmacy Building

7:15 – 8:15     Coffee and light breakfast     Mortar & Pestle Care, 1st Floor   

8:15 – 9:35     Speaker Sessions    Lecture Auditorium 1020

8:15 – 8:45     Speaker 4
                       Biochemical and Biophysical Approaches to Characterize the Molecular
                       Basis of Abnormal Cell Signaling Function Involving Ras-Related Proteins
                       Paul Adams, Department of Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology,
                       University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AK

8:55 – 9:25     Speaker 5
                       Sensitizing Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy for the Characterization
                       of Pure and Formulated Pharmaceuticals

                       Aaron Rossini, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

9:35 – 9:45     Award Ceremony    Lecture Auditorium 2010

9:45 – 10:00   Break

10:00 – 2:30   Workshop: NMRBox      Lecture Auditorium 1020
                       Jeffrey C. Hoch and associates, UConn Health, Farmington, CT, and
                       National Center for Biomolecular NMR Data Processing and Analysis,
                       a collaboration among UConn Health, University of Wisconsin, and University of Illinois.

10:00 – Noon  Workshop: NMRBox, Session 1       Lecture Auditorium 1020

Noon – 1:00   Lunch         Mortar and Pestle Café, 1st Floor

1:00 – 2:30     NMRBox, Session 2      Auditorium Lecture Room 1020

2:30                Adjournment       Auditorium Lecture Room 1020