The 4th Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Conference will take place in Alcalá de Henares, Spain, from May 22 till May 24, 2019. The historical Alcalá de Henares was the original location of the Universidad Complutense, founded in 1293 and one of the oldest universities in the world, as well as being the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes. The social programme of the meeting will include a visit to the city, a gala dinner and extensive opportunities to network with the Instruct Structural Biology community.
Julia MahamidStructural and Computational Biology Unit, European Molecular Biology Laboratory
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Teresa CarlomagnoLeibniz University Hannover, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
Ada YonathWeizmann Institute
Hashim M Al-Hashimi
Duke University, School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Instruct-ERIC, University of Oxford
Arizona State University
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 in the 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.
€65 for participants from Instruct Countries
€450 for participants from non-Instruct Countries
This will cover attendance, coffee breaks, lunch and conference gala. There will be additional costs for accommodation.
Abstract submission: March 1st 2019 | Registration closed: April 1st 2019 | Student fellowship: March 1st 2019
|20:00||Dinner at the Parador de Alcala|
(Chairs: Dave Stuart, Jose Maria Carazo)
|09:00-09:25||Ada Yonath (Weizmann Institute)|
|09:30-09:55||Julia Mahamid (EMBL Heidleberg)||Molecular Views into Cellular Function by in situ Cryo-Electron Tomography|
|10:00-10:25||Dorit Hanein (Institut Pasteur)||Unravelling cancer cell nanoarchitecture through multiscale imaging; Coupling molecular activation, biosensors and its functional output|
|11:00-11:25||Talk selected from abstract|
|12:00-12:25||Presentation of the Ivano Bertini award|
(Chairs: Ada Yonath, Stephen Cusack)
|14:30-14:55||Sjors Scheres (MRC)||Structures of tau filaments extracted from the brains of individuals with Alzheimer's and Pick's disease|
|15:00-15:25||Talk selected from abstract|
|16:00-16:25||Poul Nissen (Aarhus University)||Structure and Dynamics of Membrane Transport Proteins|
|16:30-16:55||Talk selected from abstract|
|17:00-18:00||Poster session & Drinks (Even number posters)|
|18:00-19:00||Poster session & Drinks (Odd number posters)|
(Chairs: Margarida Archer, Vladimir Sklenar)
|09:00-09:25||Andrej Sali (UCSF)||Integrative Structural Biology|
|09:30-09:55||Hashim M Al-Hashimi (Duke University)||Visualizing the invisible genome: Fleeting structures of DNA in gene expression and genome stability|
|10:00-10:25||Eva Pereiro (ALBA)||Correlative X-ray imaging of cells|
|11:00-11:25||Talk selected from abstract|
|11:30-11:55||Patrick England (Institut Pasteur)||Molecular-scale biophysics methods for sample quality control and quantitative characterisation|
|12:00-12:25||Teresa Carlomagno (Leibniz University Hannover)||Studying multicomponent complexes by integrative structural biology|
|14:00-14:25||Brent Nannenga (Arizona State University)||Structure determination by microcrystal electron diffraction|
|14:30-14:55||Alex De Marco (Monash University)||On High Throughput sample preparation for Cryo EM|
|15:00-15:25||Dave Stuart (University of Oxford)||Instruct|
|15:30-16:00||Poster prize presentation and closing address|
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 in the middle of Terminal T2 (corridor connecting to Parking P2, 1st floor). The subway station is called Aeropuerto. You can find it on 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 is available from the RENFE website.
From the airport (Barajas Madrid international airport) by 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.
Dirección: Colegios, 8 28801 Alcalá de Henares Madrid+34 918880330 +34 918880527 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 word statement justifying their application and a letter of recommendation from their supervisor to email@example.com.
The 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 was 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.
For more information and to apply, please follow the Bertini award link.
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