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RCSB PDB Poster Prize for Student Presentations

Poster Prize Overview

In 2010, the following prizes were awarded:

AsCA

Takuya Yoshizawa
Takuya Yoshizawa

Takuya Yoshizawa received the poster prize at the 10th Conference of the Asian Crystallographic Association held in Busan, Korea (October 31 - November 3) for Crystal structures of extra cellular dermal glycoprotein from carrot and xyloglucan specific endo-b-1,4-glucanase from Aspergillus aculeatus by Takuya Yoshizawa(1), Hiroshi Hashimoto(1), Toshiyuki Shimizu(2), Hisashi Hirano(1) and Mamoru Sato(1) ((1) Graduate School of Nanobioscience, Yokohama City University (2) Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo).

Many thanks to the judges: Eunice Kim (Korea Institute of Science and Technology), Kunio Miki (Kyoto University), Zhi-Jie Liu (Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Soo Hyun Eom (Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology), and to Mitch Guss, Jenny Martin, and the Asian Crystallographic Association.


ISMB

RCSB PDB Poster Prize for Student Presentations winner, Mickey Kosloff
Mickey Kosloff

The RCSB PDB Poster Prize at the 18th Annual International Conference for Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB, July 11-13; Boston, MA) went to Mickey Kosloff for Structure-based redesign of selective G-protein inactivation by RGS proteins (Mickey Kosloff, Amanda M. Travis and Vadim Y. Arshavsky, Duke University Medical Center).

Many thanks to the judges: Manisha Brahmachary, Brian Chen, Fabian Dey, Markus Fischer, Tobias Hamp, Laszlo Kajan, Eugenia Lyashenko, Marco Punta, Shruti Rastogi, Ta-tsen    Soong (Columbia University), Avner Schlessinger (University of California San Francisco), and Mikhail Dozmorov (Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation). Thanks also to Poster Committee Chair Yana Bromberg (Columbia University) and to the International Society for Computational Biology.


ACA

Marina Zhuravleva (RCSB PDB), Yuan Cheng, Michael James, Serah Kimani, and Jennifer Cash at the ACA Banquet & Award Ceremony
Marina Zhuravleva (RCSB PDB), Yuan Cheng, Michael James, Serah Kimani, and Jennifer Cash at the ACA Banquet & Award Ceremony

At the 2010 Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association (ACA, July 24-29; Chicago, IL), the award went to Serah Kimani for Catalysis in the nitrilase superfamily amidases: Insights from the active site (Serah Kimani(1), Brandon Weber(2), Andrew Nel(3), Don Cowan(3), Trevor Sewell(2). (1)Molecular and Cell Biology Department, University of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, (2)Electron Microscope Unit, University of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, (3)Department of Biotechnology, University of the Western Cape, Western Cape, South Africa). Sereh, who also won the award in 2007, will receive two educational books.

Honorable mentions were

  • Yuan Cheng, A uniquely open conformation revealed in the structure of a novel protein arginine Methyltransferase (Yuan Cheng, Monica Frazier, Matthew Redinbo University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Jennifer Cash, The structure of the muscle growth inhibitor myostatin bound to follistatin 288: Insights into receptor utilization and heparin binding (Jennifer Cash(1), Carlis Rejon(2), Alexandra McPherron(3), Daniel Bernard(2), Thomas Thompson(1). (1)University of Cincinnati (2)McGill University, (3) National Institutes of Health

Many thanks to the judges: Michael James (University of Alberta), Cheryl Stevens Xavier (University of Louisiana), Bi-Cheng Wang (University of Georgia), Eric Ortlund (Emory University), and Charles Carter (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Thanks also to Poster Committee Chair Victor G. Young, Jr. (University of Minnesota) and to Marcia Colquhoun and the ACA.


ECM

Sven Dahms
Sven Dahms

Sven Dahms received the poster prize at the 26th European Crystallographic Meeting held in Darmstadt, Germany (August 29 - Sept 2) for Structure and biochemistry of the APP E2-domain by Sven O. Dahms, Dirk Roeser, Manuel E. Than (Fritz Lipmann Institute, Jena, Germany).

Many thanks to the judges: Wolf-Dieter Schubert (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research) and Norbert Straeter (University of Leipzig), and to Andreas Roodt, Petra Bombicz, and the European Crystallographic Association..