Molecular Biophysics

Olav Schiemann, University of St. Andrews, Subgroup Chair
Robert Woods,
University of Georgia, Chair-Elect

Molecular Biophysics Subgroup Symposium
Oligonucleotides: Structure, Dynamics, and Complex Formation
Saturday, March 5, 2011, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

9:00      Victoria J. DeRose, University of Oregon            
Precise mapping of RNA tertiary structure via nanometer distance                       measurements with double electron-electron resonance (DEER)                             spectroscopy
9:30      Carlos Penedo-Esteiro, University of St Andrews, UK
            Molecular insights into the organization and folding dynamics of                           metabolite sensing riboswitches
10:00    Jens Woehnert, University of Frankfurt, Germany
Insights into the dynamic personalities of synthetic riboswitches by NMR-spectroscopy
10:30    Coffee Break
10:45    Subgroup Business Meeting
11:00    Claus A.M. Seidel, University of Duesseldorf, Germany
Accurate single-molecule FRET studies of nucleic acids using multi-pararemter fluorescence detection
11:30    B. Montgomery Pettitt, University of Houston
            The paths to specific vs nonspecific sequence recognition
12:00    Jan Lipfert, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
            RNA structure, function, and (thermo-) dynamics: a SAXS and single-                   molecule perspective
12:30    Olav Schiemann, University of St Andrews, UK
            Studying protein DNA binding with PELDOR
1:00      Concluding Remarks


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