Update – registration is open!

Registration is still open!   Please register for the 23rd Texas Protein Folding & Function Meeting at http://txfolders.tamu.edu (April 10-12, 2015, The Retreat at Artesian Lakes, Cleveland, TX). Registration fees can be paid by credit card or personal check.  To pay with a credit card, please call Jenny Ponzio, jp-ponzio@tamu.edu, 979-845-1435.

Abstract submission is now closed, but you can still bring posters!   Please let us know (txfolders@gmail.com) if you are bringing a poster, so we can prepare a poster board.

Speakers :

Dr. Michael Rosen (Keynote, Department of Biophysics at UT Southwestern and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute) “Phase Separation of MultiValent Signaling Proteins

Dr. Angel E. Garcia (Keynote, Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, Professor of Physics, Biocomputation and Bioinformatics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) “Reversible folding/unfolding of RNA tetraloops

Dr. Ricardo Bernal (Department of Chemistry, UTEP)  “Ring separation highlights the protein folding mechanism used by the phage EL encoded chaperonin

Dr. Vishal Gohil (Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A & M) “Discovery and characterization of novel proteins in mitochondrial respiratory chain biogenesis

Dr. Elizabeth Goldsmith (Department of Biochemistry, UTSW) “WNK kinase autophosphorylation is controlled by chloride and osmotic pressure

Dr. James Hebda (Department of Chemistry, Austin College) “Stability and Dynamics of Alpha Crystallin Oligomers Probed by FRET and FCS Reveal Persistent Oligomerization under Dilute Conditions”

Dr. Rakez Kayed (Department of Neurology, UTMB) “Tau aggregation and the formation of neurotoxic oligomeric structures

Dr. Jungsoon Lee (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,  BCM) “A Substrate Guided Mechanism that Facilitates Protein Disaggregation by the Hsp104 ATPase

Dr. Monte Pettitt (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UTMB) “Protein aggregation, collapse and disorder: Model systems

Dr. Bryan Sutton (Cellular Physiology and Molecular Biophysics, TTUHSC) “A Field Guide to the C2 Domains of the Ferlin Proteins

Dr. Chien-Hung Yu (Department of Physiology, UTSW) “A code within the code: codon usage affects translational dynamics to regulate protein folding

Dr. Jessie Zhang (Department of Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin) “Nature’s Imitation Game: Deciphering the Code of Eukaryotic Transcription

Please spread the word to colleagues who may not know about the folding AND FUNCTION meeting.

We hope to see everyone there!