15th SERCAT (Southeast Regional Collaborative Access Team) Symposium

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The 15th SERCAT (Southeast Regional Collaborative Access Team) Symposium will be held on Friday, April 13, 2018, on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus.  The meeting will feature talks devoted to groundbreaking work at SERCAT’s synchrotron beam lines, young scientist presentations, new technologies, complementary methods, and a poster session. The APS leadership will present the latest news regarding up-coming APS upgrades inclusive of a discussion on how this will affect our science.


2018 SER-CAT Sympsium
Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience
Georgia Tech

Friday, April 13, 2018

7:30 a.m.    Registration

8:30 a.m.    Breakfast

9:00 a.m.    Session I - Interesting Structures

10:35 a.m.  Coffee Break

10:50 a.m.  Session II - Complementary Methods
Eric Roush
Use of Surface Plasmon Resonance in Structure-Function Analysis

Steven Dajnowicz
Electronic Modulation in Pyridoxal-5’-Phosphate-Dependent Enzymes

Anant Paravastu
X-ray Crystallography and cryo-EM: A Novel alpha-helix to beta-sheet structural transition for the SAF-p1/p2a Designer Nanofiber-forming Peptide System

12:10 p.m.  Lunch and Poster Session

2:00 p.m.   Session III - SER-CAT Technology Advances
Stephen Streiffer, Associate Director for Photo Sciences at Argonne
Zheng-Qing Fu, SER-CAT Senior Crystallographer
John Chrzas, SER-CAT Operational Manager

3:00 p.m.   Coffee Break

3:30 p.m.   Session IV - Beamline-related Information

4:50 p.m.   SER-CAT Scientific and Young Scientist Award Presentation
Seok-Yong Lee, SER-CAT 2018 Outstanding Science Award Winner
X-ray Crystallography Visualization of Elevator-Like Transitions of a Nucleoside Transporter

Emily Weikum, SER-CAT 2018 Young Investigator Award


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