Scientific Symposium in Honor of Professor Emil F. Pai: Why Structure Matters

Department of Biochemistry
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
MSB 2172

8:30 Opening Remarks
8:45 Pedram Mehrabi - Post-Doctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics
of Matter
A journey through time: Capturing proteins in action
9:10 Braden Sweeting - Process Improvement Scientist, Sanofi Pasteur
Structural considerations in competent pertussis vaccine manufacturing
9:35 Jean-Philippe Julien, Canada Research Chair in Structural Immunology
Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children and Assistant Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and
Immunology, University of Toronto
Putting structures into immunity
10:00 Jian Payandeh - Scientist, Structural Biology, Genentech
Targeting membrane proteins
10:25 Coffee
10:45 Masahiro Fujihashi - Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kyoto University
Determination and application of enzyme structure
11:10 Vivian Saridakis - Associate Professor, Department of Biology, York University
Viral hijacking of the deubiquitinase USP7
11:35 Ning Wu - Assistant Professor, Center for Cancer and Cell Biology, Van Andel Research
Structure, from a non-structural scientist’s point of view
12:00 Steve Bryson - Motion Graphics Science Animation,
From inside the science story; to making stories for science
12:25 Lunch - Memories
2:00 Matthew Kimber - Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology,
University of Guelph
Structures and interactions underpinning carbon fixation in b- cyanobacterial carboxysomes
2:25 Piotr Sliz - Associate Professor of Pediatrics and of Biological Chemistry and Molecular
Pharmacology, Harvard University
Molecular basis for the interaction of let-7 microRNAs with Lin28
2:50 Vincent Stoll - Reseach Fellow and Associate Director of Structural Biology, AbbVie
Remarkable structures lead to remarkable impact on patients
3:15 Ute Krengel – Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo
Remote control by inter-enzyme allostery - Or: The marvelous world of chorismate
3:40 Coffee
4:00 Connell Lecture: Gregory Petsko - Professor of Neuroscience, Brain and Mind Research
Institute , Weill Cornell Medical College and Arthur J. Mahon Professor of Neuroscience, Brain
and Mind Research Institute , Weill Cornell Medical College
Structure and mechanism of a master regulator of cell fate determination in the human
immune system: Two heads really are better than one