blog: TTP Labtech’s essential guide to ICCBM-16

With over 30 years of biennial meetings and 300+ participants, ICCBM-16 is a good forum to meet leading protein crystallography professionals and academics. It offers research and case studies focusing on science, technology, process and collaborations over 5 days packed with presentations and social events.

Below is TTP Labtech’s essential selection of fun and informative talks for protein crystallographers attending this year’s conference:

Sunday 3 July

8:50 High-resolution X-ray Crystallography of Membrane Proteins and Molecular Mechanisms of Membrane Transporter
Osamu Nureki Graduate School of Science, University of Tokio, Japan

12:00 – Enhancing the success of crystallizing biological macromolecules
Naomi Chayen, Imperial College London, UK

15:30 – X-ray crystallography studies of protein complexes controlling cell cycle gene expression
Seth Rubin, University of California, USA

Monday 4 July

08:30 – Automated crystal mounting and processing through laser photoablation. New opportunities for integrated macromolecular crystallography pipelines
Jose A Marquez, EMBL Grenoble Outstation, France

14:30 – Microcrystal sample delivery for serial crystallography in a high viscosity medium
Uwe Weierstall, Arizona State University, USA

19:00 – The recent resolution revolution and friendly medicine
Ada Yonath, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Tuesday 5 July

08:30 – Strategies and stories for the small-scale crystallisation laboratory
Terese Bergfors, Uppsala University, Sweden

11:30 – Membrane protein crystallisation using cubic lipid phases, bicelles and vapour diffusion
Hartmut Luecke, University of California, Irvine, USA

14:00 – What’s in a drop? Moving from images to outcomes
Janet Newman, SCIRO Parkville, Australia

Wednesday 6 July

09:20 – Development of protein seed crystals reinforced with high-strength hydrogels
Shigeru Sugiyama, Osaka University, Japan

16:40 – A Laboratory Course on Crystallizing Membrane and Soluble Proteins and Complexes by the Lipid Cubic Phase (In Meso) Method
Martin Caffrey Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Thursday 7 July

08:50 Antibodies as chaperones in crystallisation: parameters for success
David Hargreaves, AstraZeneca, Cambridge, UK

09:30 Flying through optimisation screening with dragonfly
Paul Thaw, TTP Labtech, UK

14:30 – How camels can aid crystallization? The challenges of the de novo designed protein Octarellin
Dominique Maes, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

And don’t forget…

to demo TTP Labtech’s dragonfly screen optimiser, and its easy-to-use optimisation software at ICCBM-16 booth #4. Collect your USB and try for yourself the only optimisation software you will ever need! scratch card thumbnail

Also, look out for the scratch cards in the conference bag to enter a prize draw for Sony wireless loudspeakers.

…we also launch our latest labCrystal magazin with crystallographers’ success stories from all over the world. Pick up your printed copy or download it now!

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