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Inaugural UK Structural Biology Forum Meeting



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The First meeting to establish the UK Structural Biology Forum was held on 25th June 2013 at the Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building, Imperial College London.

The aim was to establish the UK Structural Biology Forum to represent all our interests and open to all members of the community. The Inaugural Meeting is the first step towards formalising this Forum and we aim to get good representation of the community in terms of both subject area and geographic location.

The Programme of the meeting is shown below.

11.00  Status of Instruct. Dave Stuart (Oxford/DLS)

11.15  Structural Biology in the UK. Tom Blundell (Cambridge)

11.40  Instruct led UK XFEL consortium. Jim Naismith (St. Andrews)

11.55  Diamond status and vision. Martin Walsh (DLS)

12.10  UK SB needs for large-scale facilities. Jane Endicott (Newcastle)

12.25  UK SB Forum. Background, survey and proposals. Keith Wilson (York)

12.30  Buffet lunch - chance to discuss Forum plans

13.30  CCP4: A paradigm for UK SB collaboration. Martin Noble (Newcastle)

13.45  EM Centre at DLS - a National Facility for biological Electron Microscopy. Helen Saibil (Birkbeck)

14.00  Establishment of CCPEM. Martyn Winn (STFC)

14.15  A plan for National and Regional NMR resources. Ernest Laue (Cambridge), Jen Potts (York)

14.40  Biophysical methods. Justin Benesch (Oxford)

14.55  Tea/coffee

15.10  Open structured discussion: aims, statutes, role(s), election process. Paul Freemont (Imperial)

16.30  Meeting ends

For more information go to the meeting page

The outcome of the meeting will be uploaded in the UK Network section of the Instruct website. Please join the Network and contribute to the Forum. If you need help, email