The 4th Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Conference, which will take place in Alcalá de Henares, Spain, from May 22 till May 24, 2019. The historical Alcalá de Henares is in addition to the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes where the Universidad Complutense was founded in 1293, one of the oldest universities in the world. Social programme of the meeting will include visit of the city, a gala dinner and extensive opportunity to network with the Instruct Structural Biology community.
Instruct is a distributed European Research Infrastructure, which provides scientists with access to all major cutting edge technologies that enable biomacromolecular structure determination at atomic resolution. Access to all of these technologies has been available to European member researchers from February 2012. The inaugural Instruct Structural Biology Meeting at Heidelberg in 2013 successfully showcased integrative structural biology and its impact on biological research and biomedicine. The second Biennial took place in Florence in 2015 continuing the integrative line with an increased focus on innovation. The last edition which took place in Brno Czech Republic included sessions representing recent structural biology highlights, emerging methods and technologies and results of biomedical importance. We have already confirmed outstanding speakers for this 4th edition and we are looking forward to see you there.
|Julia Mahamid||Sjors Scheres||Poul Nissen||Eva Pereiro|
|Tom Blundell||H M Al-Hashimi||Andrej Sali||Dave Stuart|
|Speakers selected from abstracts:|
How to get to Alcalá de Henares
Alcalá de Henares can be reached easily from Madrid by train. From the airport (Barajas Madrid international airport) using subway and train:
A train to Alcalá de Henares can be taken at Nuevos Ministerios station. To go there you must first take the subway (“Metro”) at the airport. It is located just in the middle of Terminal T2 (corridor connecting to Parking P2, 1st floor).
The subway station is called Aeropuerto. You can find it in the map here
Nuevos Ministerios is also a train station where you must take the RENFE urban train (“CERCANÍAS”) to Alcalá de Henares. There are three lines connecting Nuevos Ministerios with Alcalá de Henares (lines C-1, C-2 and C-7). More information in the RENFE website.
From the airport (Barajas Madrid international airport) using taxi:
You can also take a taxi from the airport to your hotel in Alcalá; it will take you 30 minutes to get there which is less than half of the time you will need by train.
From Chamartin station:
You must take the RENFE urban train (“CERCANÍAS”) to Alcalá de Henares.There are three lines connecting Chamartin with Alcalá de Henares (lines C-1, C-2 and C-7).
17th-century monastery school and student lodgings located in the former San Jerónimo College centrally located in this world heritage city.
Student Fellowship applications are invited from graduate students
Fellowships will cover economy travel costs plus accommodation for 2 nights.
Applicants should send a copy of the abstract submitted upon registration and a 200 words statement justifying their application and a letter of recommendation from their supervisor to email@example.com.
Deadline for Fellowship applications is 1st March 2019.
The Ivano Bertini Award recognises a significant achievement in frontier research that utilises an integrative structural biology approach. The first recipient of the award is Stephen Cusack FRS, Head of EMBL Outstation in Grenoble. His work on the structure of protein-RNA complexes and proteins involved in host-pathogen responses is ground-breaking and exemplifies the power of using integrated technology approaches in research. The Award is the first commemorating Ivano Bertini who developed powerful new methods in NMR and built up a world class Centre for Magnetic Resonance (CERM) in Florence. CERM was in the first group of major Centres in structural biology to form the Core structure of Instruct.
The Award of €15,000 is endowed by Bruker BioSpin which, together with Ivano, developed NMR instrumentation to broaden its application and increase measurement sensitivity.
Julia Mahamid - EMBL
Sjors Scheres - MRC
Poul Nissan - EMBL Heidelberg
Andrej Sali - UCSF
Hashim M Al-Hashimi - Duke University
Eva Pereira - ALBA
Dave Stuart - University of Oxford
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