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Event NameGRC 2013 Computational Aspects - Biomolecular NMR
Event Date(s) Sunday, June 02, 2013  to Friday, June 07, 2013
Event Location Mount Snow Resort
West Dover, Vermont
DescriptionThe Gordon Research Conference on Computational Aspects of Biomolecular NMR provides a unique forum for the presentation and discussion of emerging methods at the intersection of experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and computational analysis and prediction. NMR is one of the more versatile methods for the investigation of biomolecular systems, whether these are proteins, nucleic acids, glycans, membranes, or functioning cellular systems. This versatility has allowed application to systems of ever increasing complexity, but only at the expense of dealing with new types of data, large amounts of data, and integration with data from other methodologies. Computational platforms that handle data efficiently, merge data types, and provide for the use of more limited data sets have become essential in dealing with applications of NMR to advanced problems in structural, dynamical and systems biology. This conference will bring together practitioners in NMR and computational biology for the purpose of promoting the collaborations needed to generate these platforms and advance applications to ever more challenging systems.

We anticipate sessions devoted to data driven macromolecular structure prediction, hybrid approaches to structure determination, analysis of molecular dynamics, screening of ligand interactions, and deconvolution of complex metabolic processes. The prominent list of speakers, along with the small format of the conference, will provide unique opportunities for graduate students, postdocs, and those new to this research area, to discuss their research with leaders in the field. Extensive poster sessions, along with promoted talks, will facilitate this process. New this year is a Gordon Research Seminar which will precede the conference. While graduate students and postdocs working in all areas of computational NMR are welcome, the Seminar will provide a special focus on the study of metabolic systems which will appeal particularly to practitioners of NMR and related techniques in metabolomic aspects of systems biology, microbiology, toxicology, genomics and medicine. Besides providing an excellent opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to become familiar with the atmosphere of a Gordon Conference, the Seminar will feature keynote talks from leaders in metabolomic NMR and speaking slots for a number of students and postdocs. Application for the Seminar and Conference are separate, and those interested should consult the Seminar description.

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