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2015 Meeting Sponsors



The following workshops have been organized for our attendees:

Training the Mind of an Interdisciplinary Scientist
Sponsored by the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
             Sunday, March 29, 2015, Workshop time tdb

                 Click here to learn more

Bioinformatics and Modeling Tools for Discovering Functions of Unknown Enzymes
Sponsored by the Enzyme Function Initiative 
             Monday, March 30, 2015, Workshop time tbd

    The Enzyme Function Initiative (EFI; is devising an integrated sequence/structure based strategy for predicting and assigning functions to “unknown” enzymes discovered in genome projects, a major challenge in genomic biology.  To accomplish this goal, the EFI has brought together multidisciplinary expertise in bioinformatics, experimental structural biology, structural modeling/docking, and experimental enzymology to assign in vitro substrate specificities and enzymatic functions and, also, microbiology and metabolomics to validate predicted and experimentally confirmed in vitro enzymatic functions in an in vivo context.

     A major focus of the EFI is dissemination of its tools and strategies to the broader scientific community.  This workshop will feature background information, tutorials, and example uses for several publically available tools developed by the EFI. This workshop will be of greatest interest to enzymologists, microbiologists, evolutionary biologists, bioinformaticians, and computational chemists.                     

Chemical and Optogenetic Manipulation of Lipid Signaling Workshop

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, Workshop time tba

Workshop Presenters:

Pietro De Camilli, Yale Univ. Sch. of Med. and HHMI
Optogenetic control of lipid signaling

Takanari Inoue, The Johns Hopkins Univ., Sch. of Med.
Chemical switching of lipid signaling pathways