Twelfth GRASP 2019 Great Plains Regional Annual Symposium on
Protein and Biomolecular NMR

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS - November 22-23, 2019


Conference Program Booklet  pdf

Friday, November 22, 2019

All lectures will be held in Lecture Auditorium 1020, KU School of Pharmacy Building.
Posters may be posted beginning at 8:00 a.m. today in the KU School of Pharmacy 2nd Floor Atrium.

1:00 – 1:30 Registration 2nd Floor Atrium
1:30 – 1:35 Opening remarks Moriah Beck Lecture Auditorium 1020
Session 1 Chair: Gabriel Cook
1:35 – 2:20 "Molecular Mechanisms of Prion and Amyloid Propagation Explored by Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy"
Christopher P. Jaroniec
, Professor and Evans Scholar, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Ohio State University
2:30 – 3:00 "Solid-state NMR studies of Kir channel-lipid interactions and the fibrillation of functional amyloids in the epididymis"
Benjamin J. Wylie
, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
3:10 – 3:25 "A domain of Adenomatous polyposis coli retained by colon tumors is extended yet non-random, and can bind three β-catenin molecules"
Aaron J. Rudeen
, Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas
3:30 – 3:45 "19F-NMR studies of the anthrax protective antigen prepore and pore using site-specific labeling and uniform labeling"
James Bann
, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry. Wichita State University
3:50 – 4:05 Break 1st Floor Lobby
Session 2 Chair: Moriah Beck
4:05–4:35 "Conformational Disorder in Regulation of Enzymatic Catalysis"
Vincenzo Venditti
, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
4:45–5:00 "Congenital Disorders Of Glycosylation: Mechanism Of Oligosaccharyltransfearse Function"
Smita Mohanty
, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Oklahoma State University
5:05-5:20 "Identification of allosteric inhibitors of Enzyme I by NMR-based fragment screening"
Trang Nguyen
, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
5:25–5:40 "A Combined NMR and MS Metabolomics Approach to Study Neurodegenerative Diseases"
Robert Powers
, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
5:45 – 8:00 Dinner and poster session 2nd Floor Atrium  
5:45 – 7:00 Dinner
7:00 – 7:30 Poster session 1 (Odd numbered posters)  
7:30 – 8:00 Poster session 2 (Even numbered posters)  


Saturday, November 23, 2019

All lectures will be held in Lecture Auditorium 1020, KU School of Pharmacy Building.

7:30 – 8:30 Coffee and light breakfast Mortar and Pestle Café, 1st Floor
  Session 3 Chair: Vincenzo Venditti Lecture Auditorium 1020
8:35 – 9:05 "NMR Benchmarks for Membrane Biophysics: What are arginine and glutamic acid doing in lipid bilayers?"
 Roger E. Koeppe II
, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arkansas
9:15 – 9:30 "eNOEs and DEER-EPR to Elucidate Allostery and Dynamics in Pin1"
 Alexandra Born
, Graduate Student, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Colorado Denver
9:35 – 9:50 "EPR reveals the structural dynamics of an unfolded protein in Yersinia pathogenesis"
 Pallavi Guha Biswas
, Graduate student, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas
9:55 –10:15 Break 1st Floor Lobby
Session 4 Chair: Roberto De Guzman
10:15 –10:45 "Elucidating The Molecular Switches That Control Signaling of Immune Kinases"
 Amy H. Andreotti
, Roy J. Carver Chair and University Professor, Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry Biophysics & Molecular Biology, Iowa State University
10:55 –11:25 "Alteration of BI/BII Backbone Conformations in DNA by Mismatches and Single Base Lesions"
 Gary Meints
, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Missouri State University
11:35 - 12:05 "Biomolecular Associations by NMR: i. Automatic Quantification and ii. Novel and Switchable Modes of Membrane Binding"
 Steven R. Van Doren
, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Missouri
12:15 Award Ceremony Lecture Auditorium 2010
12:30 Adjournment  
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch Mortar and Pestle Café, 1st Floor

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