The University of Kansas Structural Biology Center

Building Dedication and Symposium
Protein Structure and Function

October 15 and 16, 2004

The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

The term ‘structural biology’ refers increasingly to the elucidation and interpretation of the macromolecular structures of living cells at the level of atoms, bonds and chemical functional groupings. So central is this subfield to research in the life sciences that the University of Kansas and the KU Center for Research, Inc., have devoted a new research building, the KU Structural Biology Center, to its study. The formal dedication of the SBC will take place at approximately 10:30 AM on Friday, October 15th, and will be followed by guided tours of the new facility.

To celebrate the opening of the new building, the KU-NIH COBRE Center in Protein Structure and Function has organized a 1.5 day Symposium featuring the main research themes that will be represented in the Structural Biology Center, namely macromolecular NMR and X-ray crystallography, protein mass spectrometry and proteomics, and macromolecular computational chemistry and modeling. The symposium will feature

  • Sixteen invited speakers from around the US and our own region
  • Applications of state-of-the-art methods to challenging problems in biological chemistry
  • Ample time for small group discussions with speakers and other participants

Registration Form
Hotel Information
Symposium Scientific Program
Map of the KU Campus and the Lawrence area

For more information, please contact Cynthia Beall (; 785-864-3674)
(Please register early; facilities limit us to a maximum of 100 Symposium participants.)