PDB Poster Prize -- 2003 Winners Announced

The PDB Poster Prize was awarded to the best student poster presentation at this year's meetings of the IUCr Regional Associates--the American Crystallographic Association (ACA), the Asian Crystallographic Association (AsCA), and the European Crystallographic Association (ECA/ECM).

The winners are:

  • ACA - The first-ever PDB Poster Prize was awarded to Ty Gould for the poster "Quorum Sensing Signal Generation by the AHL Synthsase LasI in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Pathogenesis" (T.A. Gould1, R.C. Murphy1, H.P. Schweizer2, M.E.A. Churchill1; 1Dept. of Pharmacology, Univ. of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO; 2Dept. of Microbiology, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO). A runner-up award was made to Paul Hubbard for the poster "Structure and Catalytic Mechanism of Bacterial 2, 4 - Dienoyl CoA Reductase." (Xiquan Liang3, Horst Schulz3, Jung-Ja Kim, Department of Biochemistry, Medical College of Wisconsin; 3 Department of Chemistry, The City University of New York). Special thanks to the ACA PDB Poster Prize Committee members -- Vivien Yee (Chair), Victor Young, Tom Koetzle, Sylvie Doublie, Marvin L. Hackert, -- and the committee's organizer, Jeanette Krause Bauer.

  • AsCA - The prize was awarded to Janet Deane for the poster "Crystal structure of a complex of FLINC4, an intramolecular LMO4:LDB1 complex" (Janet E. Deane, Megan Maher, J. Mitchell Guss, and Jacqueline M. Matthews, School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, University of Sydney). Special thanks to the judges of all of the student posters at AsCA -- Ted Baker (Chair), Peter Colman, Janet Smith, Mark Spackman, Colin Raston, and Yu Wang.

  • ECM - The prize was awarded to Carina Lobley for the poster "Structural Studies of the Enzymes of Pantothenate Synthesis" (Carina M.C. Lobley1, Mairi L. Kilkenny1, Florian Schmitzberger1, Michael E. Webb2, Chris Abell2, Alison G. Smith3,1, Tom L. Blundell1; 1 Department of Biochemistry, Cambridge; 2University Chemical Laboratory, Cambridge; 3 Department of Plant Sciences, Cambridge). Special thanks to the judges of all of the student posters at ECM -- G. Davies, C. Kenyon, E.F. Garman, and A. Roodt.

    Ty Gould (left), PDB Poster Prize winner, and Paul Hubbard (right),
    PDB Poster Prize runner up