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Registration Now Open for 25th TPFF!

April 7 – 9, 2017

The Retreat at Artesian Lakes in Cleveland, TX (http://www.artesianlakes.com/)

Register at http://txfolders.tamu.edu/index.php/registration/

The registration deadline is March 24th, 2017 and fees are $350.00 (single) or $300.00 (double).
Registration fees include lodging and meals and can be paid by credit card or personal check. To pay with a credit card, please call Jenny Ponzio at 979-845-1435.

The abstract deadline is March 24th, 2017. Please send your abstract, including your name and institution, as a word file to txfolders@gmail.com.  If you are a student or post-doc and would like to be considered for a 15-minute talk, please indicate this on the top of your abstract submission.

Registration Awards for Trainees:
This year registration awards are available to cover the registration fee, lodging and meals (but not travel costs) for students and postdocs with financial difficulties who could not otherwise attend the conference. To apply for one, please send an email with (1) a scientific abstract, (2) a brief statement describing the financial need and (3) a brief statement of support from the mentor to txfolders@gmail.com with subject line “TPFF Award”. The application deadline for Registration Awards is March 24, 2017.

The 2017 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS are:
Daniela Nicastro, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Cell Biology and Biophysics
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Title: Probing the Molecular Organization of Cells and Organelles using Cryo-Electron Microscopy

Dave Thirumalai, Ph.D., Professor and Chair
Department of Chemistry
University of Texas at Austin
Title: How do divalent cations control the folding of group I introns?

INVITED SPEAKERS include:
Mark Pellegrino, Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington
Zak Campbell, Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas
Jennifer Maynard, Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
Phanourios Tamamis, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Margaret Cheung, Ph.D., University of Houston
Francis T.F. Tsai, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
Brian Noland, Ph.D., Singulex
Jane Tao, Ph.D., Rice University
Subhrangsu Mandal, Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington

Please spread the word to colleagues who may not know about the meeting. We hope to see you there!

Cheers,
Clay Clark (UT Arlington), chair
Joff Silberg (Rice University), co-chair

Registration is Now Open!

April 8 – 10, 2016

The Retreat at Artesian Lakes in Cleveland, TX (http://www.artesianlakes.com/)

Register at http://txfolders.tamu.edu/index.php/registration/

The registration deadline is March 25th, 2016 and fees are $350.00 (single) or $300.00 (double).
Registration fees include lodging and meals and can be paid by credit card or personal check. To pay with a credit card, please call Jenny Ponzio at 979-845-1435.

The abstract deadline is March 25th, 2016. Please send your abstract, including your name and institution, as a word file to txfolders@gmail.com.  If you are a student or post-doc and would like to be considered for a 15-minute talk, please indicate this on the top of your abstract submission.

Registration Awards for Trainees:
This year registration awards are available to cover the registration fee, lodging and meals (but not travel costs) for students and postdocs with financial difficulties who could not otherwise attend the conference. To apply for one, please send an email with (1) a scientific abstract, (2) a brief statement describing the financial need and (3) a brief statement of support from the mentor to txfolders@gmail.com with subject line “TPFF Award”. The application deadline for Registration Awards is March 25, 2016.

The 2016 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS are:

  The Evolutionary ‘Design’ of Proteins
Rama Ranganathan, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Director, Cecil H. and Ida Green
Comprehensive Center for Molecular, Computational, and Systems Biology at UT
Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

  SEWING: Designing New Structures from Protein Pieces
Brian Kuhlman, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

INVITED SPEAKERS include:
Sarah Bondos, Ph.D., Texas A&M Health Science Center
Kevin Gardner, Ph.D., CUNY Advanced Science Research Center
Jennifer Maynard, Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
Kim Orth, Ph.D., HHMI, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Joff Silberg, Ph.D., Rice University
Phil Thomas, Ph.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Ben Wylie, Ph.D., Texas Tech University
Claus Wilke, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Ry Young, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Please spread the word to colleagues who may not know about the meeting. We hope to see you there!

Cheers,
Steve Lockless (Texas A&M), chair
Clay Clark (UT Arlington), co-chair

Can you see me now?

Then you can thank this protein for not aggregating in your eyes.


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Jim Hebda, a new faculty member at Austin College led off the 23rd Annual Texas Protein Folding and Function meeting by talking about how alpha crystallin can form different oligomeric forms. Jim and his students used FRET and smFRET to examine subunit exchange.

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!

 

Registration Now Open

When: April 10 – 12, 2015

Where: The Retreat at Artesian Lakes, Cleveland, TX

Abstract deadline March 29, 2015 please send as a word file to txfolders@gmail.com

Registration website: http://txfolders.tamu.edu

Registration Fees: Single $350.00 Double $300.00

Registration Awards for Trainees:

This year registration awards are available to cover the registration fee, lodging and meals (but not travel costs) for students and postdocs with financial difficulties who could not otherwise attend the conference. To apply for one, please send an email with (1) a scientific abstract, (2) a brief statement describing the financial need and (3) a brief statement of support from the mentor to txfolders@gmail.com with subject line “TPFF Award”. The application deadline for Registration Awards is March 27, 2015.