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Structural Biology Symposium at St Jude

"Realizing a Dream: A Structural Biology Program at St. Jude" will feature a keynote by Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan, PhD

Memphis, Tennessee, August 8, 2018

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"Realizing a Dream: A Structural Biology Program at St. Jude" will be the topic when the department of Structural Biology hosts a symposium Tuesday, August 14. Participants from St. Jude, the National Institutes of Health, and other major biomedical research institutions will discuss past, present and future Structural Biology research at St. Jude and around the world.  

The first chairman of the department, Stephen White, DPhil, will be honored for his charismatic and forward-thinking leadership in building a world-class structural biology program. The event will conclude with the keynote address of Venki Ramakrishnan, PhD, 2009 Nobel laureate in chemistry.


Time Event
8:00 am Dr. Babis Kalodimos, Chair, Structural Biology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Structural Biology at St. Jude: Past, Present, and Future
9:15 am Remarks: Dr. James Downing, President & CEO, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
9:30 am Dr. Christopher Davies, Medical University of South Carolina
Antibiotic-resistant Gonorrhea: Structural Consequences of Mutations Causing Treatment Failures in the Clinic
10:15 am Dr. Barbara Golden, Purdue University
A Ribozyme with tRNA Synthetase Activity for Recoding Proteins
11:00 am Dr. Deborah Hinton, NIH
A 3-D Puzzle Approach to Building Protein-DNA Structures
11:45 am Dr. Charles Rock, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 
The Structural Biology of Lipid Metabolism
12:30 pm Lunch, MTC Atrium 
1:45 pm Dr. Robert Stroud, UC San Francisco
Wiggle Wiggle Not a Trickle: Mechanisms of Transmembrane Transport
2:30 pm Dr. Vassilis Koronakis, University of Cambridge
Triparte Efflux Pumps: Bacterial Nanomachines for Toxin Export and Antibiotic Efflux
3:15 pm Dr. Stephen White, Dean, St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Bridging the Translational Gap at St. Jude — Structural Biology to Therapeutics
4:00 pm Dr. Venki Ramakrishnan, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Termination of Translation in Bacteria and Eukaryotes
5:00 pm Closing Remarks: Dr. Richard Lee, Chair, Chemical Biology & Therapeutics, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
5:15 pm Cocktail Reception, MTC Atrium
7:00 pm Dinner (Invitation Only)
Peabody Hotel Entertainment — Mr. Brennan Villines