In 2010, the following prizes were awarded:
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.
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.
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
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
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,
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..
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