The NCDIR had the opportunity to disseminate its latest techniques and findings at the NYSBC (New York Structural Biology Center), in the New York City Integrative Structural Biology Symposium which was held on October 13, 2023, at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) of CUNY. This interactive workshop was cohosted by the ASRC and NYSBC (New York Structural Biology Center) and open to the entire structural biology community. The focus of this symposium was to introduce integrative structural biology to our structural sciences community. The fields of light microscopy, mass spectrometry, X-ray crystallography, NMR, cryo-EM, and computational methods were highlighted.

Prof. Michael Rout presenting the keynote lecture

A group of scientists from the NCDIR presented their work at the event. Among them, Prof. Michael Rout was a keynote speaker. He gave a talk on “Setting the scene for integrative structural biology.” Prof. Brian Chait talked about “Mass spectrometry as a tool for examining dynamic macromolecular assemblies.” Dr. Trevor Van Eeuwen and Dr. Dom Olinares presented posters entitled “Structural analysis and inhibition of human LINE-1 ORF2 protein reveals novel adaptations and functions” and “Integrating native MS analysis into cryo-EM workflows applied to the characterization of SARS-CoV-2 replication-transcription assemblies.”

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