Intrinsically Disordered Proteins

The IDP 2011 subgroup program scheduled for March 5 in Baltimore promises to be an exciting event, featuring a joint opening session with the newly formed Biopolymer Biophysics in Vivo subgroup, followed by the IDP symposium.

Keynote Speakers in Joint Session with Biopolymer Subgroup
Chris Dobson, University of Cambridge, Peter Wolynes, University of California, San Diego

IDP Symposium
Trevor Creamer, University of Kentucky; Gerhard Hummer, National Institutes ofHealth; Elizabeth Komives, University of California, San Diego; Koby Levy, Weizmann Institute; Terry Oas, Duke University; Liz Rhoades, Yale University; Joan-Emma Shea, University of California, Santa Barbara; Collin Stultz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

IDP Papers of Interest

1. Cell. 2010 Jul 9;142(1):101-11. Allostery and intrinsic disorder mediate transcription regulation by conditional  cooperativity. Garcia-Pino A, Balasubramanian S, Wyns L, Gazit E, De Greve H, Magnuson RD, Charlier D, van Nuland NA, Loris R.

2. Nat Biotechnol. 2009 Dec;27(12):1186-90. A recombinant polypeptide extends the in vivo half-life of peptides and proteins in a tunable manner. Schellenberger V, Wang CW, Geething NC, Spink BJ, Campbell A, To W, Scholle MD, Yin Y, Yao Y, Bogin O, Cleland JL, Silverman J, Stemmer WP.

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Gary W. Daughdrill, Secretary/Treasurer

Biopolymer Biophysics in Vivo

Stellar First Symposium for Biopolymer Biophysics in Vivo Subgroup!

We encourage everyone to join the new Biopolymer Biophysics in Vivo subgroup now listed on the Society’s website and 2011 dues renewal form. Since its appearance a few weeks ago, we have received lots of positive feedback.

On Saturday, March 5, 2011 in Baltimore, the subgroup will have a science symposium on this topic and a business meeting where we will decide on the subgroup’s formal name and elect its officers. Margaret Cheung and Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede are acting as co-chairs until then. We have already secured a stellar speaker list for the subgroup’s symposium.

Keynote Speakers in Joint Session with IDP Subgroup
Chris Dobson, University of Cambridge; Peter Wolynes, University of California

Biopolymer Biophysics in Vivo Symposium
Allen Minton, National Institutes of Health; Martin Gruebele, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Devarajan (Dave) Thirumalai, University of Maryland; Silvia Cavagnero, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Phil Selenko, Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie; Taekjip Ha, University of Illinios, Urbana-Champaign; Adrian Elcock, University of Iowa.

With these eight speakers’ complementary expertise, we are sure the session will be exciting, timely and of interest to a large crowd. Please, book March 5 for us! There will be a subgroup dinner that evening and everyone is welcome to  attend—it will be great fun! You must purchase the dinner event with your dues renewal. See you in Baltimore!

Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede and Margaret Cheung, Co-Chairs

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