The program for the Ninth 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 September 16-17, 2016.

Friday, September 16, 2016
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                                                         School of Pharmacy 2nd Floor Atrium

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

Session Chair:  Roberto De Guzman
1:35 - 2:20        Plenary Speaker
                         Conformational states and interactions of proteins involved in
                         the biogenesis of iron-sulfur proteins 

                         John Markley, Steenbock Professor, Biomolecular Structure, Department of Biochemistry and
                         Director, National Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison and BioMagResBank, University of
                         Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

2:30 – 3:00       Transient interactions of metalloproteinases with bilayers by paramagnetic NMR
                         Steven Van Doren, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia,
                         Columbia, MO

3:10 – 3:25       Solution structure determination for the Cys74 to Ala74 mutant of the                       
                         recombinant catalytic domain of Zoocin A
                         Minli Xing*
1, Robin S. Simmonds2, and Russell Timkovich1, 1Department of Chemistry,
                         University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, and 2Department of Microbiology and Immunology,
                         University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

3:30 – 3:45       NMR structural studies of stress responsive peptide-2 from the insect
                         Manduca sexta

                         Lynn G. Schrag1, Alvaro I. Herrera1, Haobo Jiang2 and Om Prakash1, 1Department
                         of Biochemistry and Mol. Biophysics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, and
                         2Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

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

Session Chair: Moriah Beck                                                                             Lecture Auditorium 1020
4:05 – 4:35       Versatile dynamics in the C-terminal domain of bacterial Enzyme I
                         Vincenzo Venditti,Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

4:45 – 5:00       Biophysical characterization of the Type III Secretion System (T3SS) Minor
                         Translocon Protein

                         Supratim Dey*, Mason Wilkinson, and Roberto De Guzman, Department of Molecular
                         Biosciences, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

5:05 – 5:20       At the crossroads of structure and function:  Regulation of Actin crosslinking
                         and polymerization by Palladin

                         Ravi Vattepu*, Rahul Yadav and Moriah R. Beck; Chemistry Department, Wichita State
                         University, Wichita, KS

5:25 – 5:40       DHX9/RHA binding to the PBS-segment of the genomic RNA during HIV-1
                         assembly bolsters virion infectivity

                         Zhenwei Song*1, Ioana Boeras2, Andrew Moran1, Jarryd Franklin1, William Clay Brown3
                         Marc Johnson4, Kathleen Boris-Lawrie2 and Xiao Heng1   1Department of Biochemistry,
                         University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences,
                         University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, 3Center for Structural Biology, Life Sciences
                         Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, and 4Department of Molecular
                         Microbiology and Immunology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

5:45 – 6:00       Break

6:00 – 7:30       Poster session and refreshments in the School of Pharmacy 2nd Floor Atrium 

6:30 – 7:00       Poster session 1 (odd numbered posters) 

7:00 – 7:30       Poster session 2 (even numbered posters)

Saturday, September 17, 2016
All lectures will be held in the Lecture Auditorium 1020, School of Pharmacy Building

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

Session Chair: Justin Douglas                                                                        Lecture Auditorium 1020
8:30 – 9:00       Diffusive and tethered complexes by NMR
                         Erik R.P. Zuiderweg, Department of Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan Medical
                         School, Ann Arbor, MI

9:10 – 9:40      Dynamics and solvation of amyloid Abeta
                         Liliya Vugmeyster, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University
                         of Colorado-Denver, Denver, CO

9:50 – 10:20    Connections between electronic structure, protein environment, and fluorine
                        chemical shifts

                        Katie Mitchell-Koch, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Wichita State
                        University, Wichita, KS

10:30 – 10:45  Break                                                                School of Pharmacy 1st Floor Atrium

Session Chair: Jed Lampe                                                                             Lecture Auditorium 1020
10:45 – 11:15   Probing the functional roles of MTF-1 and p300 in mammalian Zn(II) homeostasis: NMR
                         and calorimetric studies implicate Zn(II) binding heterogeneity in the p300-TAZ2 and MTF-1
                         DNA binding domains as key determinants
                         John Laity, Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Division of Cell Biology
                         and Biophysics,University of Missouri at Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

11:25 – 11:55    Automated structure verification in an academic synthetic chemistry workflow
                         Justin Douglas, NMR Laboratory Director, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

12:05-12:20      Award Presentations and Closing Remarks

12:20                Adjourn to Lunch                                                    Mortar and Pestle Café, 1st Floor

Poster Session

To be considered for a student/postdoctoral speaker slot and thus be eligible for the Best Oral Presentation award, applicants must submit a 300-word or less abstract by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 29, 2016. Those selected to speak will receive a registration fee waiver. Students or postdoctoral researchers wishing to be considered for the Best Poster Award must also submit an abstract by Friday, July 29.

All other poster abstracts will be accepted through Tuesday, September 6, 2016 for inclusion in the GRASP NMR 2016 program. Posters can be accepted on site to be included in the poster session if reviewed and then approved by a GRASP NMR organizing committee member, but these will not be included in the program.

Posters presentations can be posted beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, September 16, 2016 and are scheduled to remain on the boards until the end of the poster session at 7:30 p.m. that evening. All materials should be removed by 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 16. Any material remaining after that time will be held until Noon on Saturday, September 17, at the Registration Desk in the School of Pharmacy Atrium before being discarded.

Poster boards, binder clips and push pins will be located in the School of Pharmacy Atrium, 2010 Becker Drive, on the KU west campus. Each poster board is 36" x 48." If a larger size is needed, please contact us ( before the symposium to ensure that a larger poster board is available.

Authors must be in attendance at their posters during the times indicated in the final program.