Scientific Program

November 21 (Thursday)

Session 1
09:30 - 09:40 Opening by Yuji Sugita (RIKEN)

09:40 - 10:10 John E. Straub (Boston University)

Critical evaluation of the use of micelles in structural studies of soluble and membrane proteins
10:10 - 10:40 Li Suan Mai (Polish Academy of Science)

Computer-aided drug design: basic concepts and applications to influenza virus and Alzheimer's disease

<< Break >>
11:00 - 11:30 Charles L. Brooks III (University of Michigan)

Modeling pH-mediated processes in integral membrane proteins and peptides
11:30 - 12:00 Changbong Hyeon (Korea Institute for Advanced Study)

Manifestation of molecular heterogeneity in dynamics of biomolecules

<< Lunch (Kobe Kachoen) >>
Session 2: Japanese Young Scientists
13:30 - 13:50 Jaewoon Jung (RIKEN)

Development of GENESIS for large scale molecular dynamics simulation
13:50 - 14:10 Yasuhiro Matsunaga (RIKEN)

Sequential data assimilation to single-molecule FRET photon-counting data by using molecular dynamics simulations
14:10 - 14:30 Yoshitake Sakae (Nagoya University)

Refinement of force-field parameters for protein systems
14:30 - 14:50 Yuko Ito (Yokohama City University)

Free energy simulations for the conformational change of the αβ subunits in F1-ATPase after the ATP hydrolysis
14:50 - 15:10 Kazuhiro Takemura (University of Tokyo)

Evaluation of protein-protein complex model using molecular dynamics simulation with the solution theory in the energy representation
15:10 - 15:30 Tsuyoshi Terakawa (Kyoto University)

Transcription factor p53 search and recognition mechanism on naked and chromosomal DNA

<< Break >>
Session 3
16:00 - 16:30 Robert Best (National Institutes of Health)

Models for the effect of molecular chaperones on protein folding and misfolding
16:30 - 17:00 Giovanni La Penna (Institute for Chemistry of Organo-Metallic Compounds)

Metal ions in biological systems: why models are so important
17:00 - 17:30 Jeffery B. Klauda (University of Maryland)

Mechanisms for a novel pore-forming lipid and lipid binding to a peripheral membrane protein

17:30 - 17:40 Closing by Yuko Okamoto (Nagoya University)

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