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RCSB PDB Poster Prize for Student Presentations

Poster Prize Overview

2007, the following prizes were awarded:

ACA

ACA Poster Prize Winner, C. Pemble
Hasan Demirci

The award at the American Crystallographic Association's Annual Meeting (July 21-26; Salt Lake City, UT) went to Hasan Demirci for "Structure Based Protein Enginering of Ribosomal Protein Trimethyltransferase" (Hasan Demirci, Steven T. Gregory, Albert E. Dahlberg, Gerwald Jogl. Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, Brown University).

Judges: Mitchell J. Guss (University of Sydney), Peter Horanyi (University of Virginia), Thomas Koetzle (Argonne National Laboratory), James Phillips (Duke University Medical Center), Bernard Santarsiero (University of Illinois at Chicago), and Timothy Umland (Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute)

Poster Prize Chairman: John Rose (University of Georgia)


ISMB


Keren Lasker

Thanks to everyone who participated in the recent RCSB PDB Poster Prize competition for best student poster related to macromolecular crystallography at the 15th Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) & 6th European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB) held in Vienna, Austria July 21-25, 2007.

The award went to Keren Lasker for "Determining the configuration of macromolecular assembly components based on cryoEM density fitting and pairwise geometric complementarity" (Keren Lasker,Tel Aviv University and University of California, San Francisco; Maya Topf, Birkbeck College, University of London; Andrej Sali, University of California, San Francisco; Haim Wolfson, Tel Aviv University).

Judges: Yanay Ofran (Columbia University), Predrag Radivojac (Indiana University), Alejandro Giorgetti (University of Rome), Riccardo Percudani (Università di Parma), Michael Tress (Spanish National Cancer Research Centre), and Sean Mooney (Indiana University School of Medicine).

Poster Prize Chairman: Marco Punta (University of Georgia)


ECM


Humberto Couto Fernandes

Thanks to everyone who participated in the recent RCSB PDB Poster Prize competition for best student poster related to macromolecular crystallography at the 24th European Crystallographic Meeting held in Marrakech August 22-27, 2007.

The award went to Humberto Couto Fernandes for "Yellow lupine pathogenesis-related protein as a reservoir for cytokinins" (Humberto Fernandes, Anna Bujacz, Wojciech Czyrek, Oliwia Pasternak, Luiza Handschuh, Grzegorz Bujacz, Michal Sikorski, Mariusz Jaskólski, Center for Biocrystallographic Research, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznan, Poland).

Judges: Alexander Wlodawer (National Cancer Institute at Frederick), Wolfram Saenger (Freie Universitaet Berlin), Vilmos Fulop (University of Warwick), Tomitake Tsukihara (Osaka University)

Poster Prize Chairman: Anders Liljas (Lund University)


AsCA


Serah Kimani

The award went to Serah Kimani for "Why do nitrilases need to form helices to be active?" (Trevor Sewell, Serah Kimani (University of Cape Town), and Muhammed Sayed (University of the Western Cape, South Africa).

Thanks to everyone who participated in the RCSB PDB Poster Prize competition at the 8th Conference of the Asian Crystallographic Association (AsCA) from November 4-7, 2007 (Taipei, Taiwan).

Judges: Mitchell Guss (University of Sydney), Sine Larsen (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility), and Mike Lawrence (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research).

Poster Prize Chairman: Jill Trewhella (University of Sydney)

Special thanks to the AsCA organizers and the Program Committee Chairman Se Won Suh for their assistance with organizing the prize.