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About the Symposium

Welcome! We are excited to present to you, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Biomolecular Galaxy: A Purdue Mini-symposium on Integrating Structure, Function, and Interactions of the Biomolecular Universe.” We believe this event will provide an exceptional networking opportunity for faculty members, postdoctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students with diverse areas of expertise but a shared interest in structural biology and biophysics of macromolecules. We have organized this symposium with the hope of developing a network of scientists to foster new collaborations and strengthen existing ones.

The symposium will take place on May 9-10, 2018, on the campus of Purdue University.

Protein-based research at many departments will be highlighted in five scientific sessions:

  • Disease, Pathogenesis and Therapeutics
  • Biophysical Methods and Emerging Techniques
  • Disorder and Conformational Plasticity in Macromolecules
  • Macromolecular Complexes and Assemblies
  • Computational Biology

We are also happy to receive suggestions for additional/alternative scientific sessions. Ultimately, this symposium is organized to provide an enjoyable and enriching experience for the attendees. We would be grateful for your input to make this the best event it can possibly be.

We invite you to join us for the symposium. Registration is free, and includes a form for abstract submission, as well as preference for type of presentation. Space is limited and we ask that you register soon. Please check our program regularly for updates.

Important Dates

  • TBD - Early registration, oral presentation abstract and travel grant deadline
  • May 8th - Career Panel @ Lafayette Brewing Company
  • May 9th - Symposium Starts

Best Presentation

Thanks to our generous sponsors, we will have prizes for best posters and oral presentations.

  • Undergraduate: Poster ($100)
  • Graduate: Poster ($150), Oral ($200)
  • PostDoc: Poster ($150), Oral ($200) 

Oral Presentation and Poster Size

Oral Presentation: 20 minutes for a talk and 5 minutes for questions (Strictly enforced). Those not selected for oral presentations will automatically be considered for a poster presentation if desired.

Poster Size: Posters should be the standard 48 inches in width by 36 inches in height. Posters 48 inches in width by 48 inches in height can also be accommodated. (Display surface 4'x6'; Approximate hieght of the unit 6"; Support legs instead 18", each direction from the center of the display unit.) Abstracts are 300 word limit strictly enforced.

We look forward to your participation!

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