Symposium on Biomolecular Structure, Dynamics, and Function

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Memphis, Tennessee
April 27–29, 2012

This is a new symposium for students, postdocs, and faculty with interests in biophysical and biochemical studies of biomolecular structure, dynamics, and function. Talks and poster sessions will run from Friday evening through midday Sunday, giving everyone opportunities to present and discuss their ground-breaking research. Free time on Saturday afternoon, along with meals and breaks, will provide time for networking and informal interactions.



Brenda Schulman, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Keynote I)
Chuck Sanders, Vanderbilt University (Keynote II)
Ashok Deniz, The Scripps Research Institute
Shu-Ou Shan, California Institute of Technology
Hao Wu, Weill Cornell Medical College
Brian Volkman, Medical College of Wisconsin
Tobin R. Sosnick, University of Chicago
Additional speakers will be chosen from registrants in late March.


Richard Kriwacki, St. Jude Research Hospital
Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty
Adjunct Associate Professor, Molecular Sciences Dept., UT Health Science Center, Memphis
   Kevin Gardner, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dept. of Biochemistry
Blake Hill, Johns Hopkins University
Associate Professor
Biology Dept.


Friday, April 27

Afternoon Arrive/Check in to hotel (Crowne Plaza, downtown Memphis)
5:00 PM Registration opens
Mixer/Light Bites (Kay Café Rotunda)
5:30 PM Buffet, Sit-Down Dinner (Kay Café Rotunda)
6:45–7:30 PM Welcome/Keynote Lecture I – Chuck Sanders, Vanderbilt University (St. Jude Auditorium)
7:35–8:45 PM Scientific Talks (St. Jude Auditorium)
8:50–9:30 PM Poster Slam: 2-minute introductions to posters (Kay Café Rotunda)
9:30–11:00 PM   Poster Session I/Mixer (Kay Café Rotunda)

Saturday, April 28

7:30–8:30 AM Full, Hot Breakfast (Kay Café Rotunda)
8:30–10:30 AM  Scientific Talks (St. Jude Auditorium)
10:30–10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM–1:00 PM           Scientific Talks (St. Jude Auditorium)
1:00–2:00 PM Sandwich Box Lunch
2:00–5:00 PM Networking in the Urban Jungle: Sightsee in downtown Memphis by trolley, hike along the Mississippi Riverfront, tour the River Park, take a boat tour of the Mississippi River, or visit Sun Studio.
5:00–5:50 PM Keynote Lecture II – Brenda Schulman, (St. Jude Auditorium)
6:00–9:00 PM Memphis BBQ Dinner (Kay Café Rotunda)
7:00–9:00 PM Poster Session II/Mixer (Kay Café Rotunda)
9:00 PM Networking on Beale Street: Discover the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock ’n’ roll!

Sunday, April 29

8:00–9:00 AM Full, Hot Breakfast (Kay Café Rotunda)
8:30–10:00 AM
Scientific Talks (St. Jude Auditorium)
10:30–10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM–1:00 PM Scientific Talks, Farewell Remarks (St. Jude Auditorium)
1:00–2:00 PM Sandwich Box Lunch

Abstract Submission and Registration

At this time, the event has reached its capacity and registration has been closed. However, the event hosts would like to thank everyone for the enthusiastic response from the community. For further information about the event, visit the Symposium on Biomolecular Structure, Dynamics and Function website.