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14TH ANNUAL RETREAT

 

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY MOLECULAR BIOPHYSICS PROGRAM Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wadsworth Mansion – Long Hill Estate

421 Wadsworth Street, Middletown, CT 06457

 

 

9:15 am          Breakfast and Poster setup

 

10:00 am        Introductory Remarks by Provost and VPAA Ruth Striegel Weissman

 

10:15 am        Dr. Francis Starr (Physics) "Universal Origin for Raft-like Structures in Membranes"

 

11.00 am        Dr. Irina Russu (Chemistry) "Structural Energetics of a Transcription Terminator"

 

11:45 am        Poster session

 

12:30 pm        LUNCH

 

1:30 pm          Dr. Mihaela-Rita Mihailescu (Associate Professor, Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Duquesne University) "Long-range RNA-RNA Interactions: Potential HCV Antiviral Targets?"

 

2:15 pm          Poster session

 

3:15 pm          Dr. Rex Pratt (Chemistry) "Enzyme Active Site Homologies: Mechanisms of Inhibition"

 

4:15 pm          Keynote SpeakerDr. Jamie Williamson, Professor, Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology, The Scripps Research Institute

"Dynamics of Ribosome Assembly in Cells"

5:30 pm          Reception

 

Sponsors: NIGMS Molecular Biophysics Training Grant GM08271, Chemistry and MB&B departments