H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan
Hilal-i-Imtiaz, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Tamgha-i-Imtiaz
3rd International Workshop on X-Ray Crystallography in Structural Biology
International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS)
University of Karachi,
It gives me a great pleasure to invite you to the 3rd international Workshop entitled, “X-ray Crystallography in Structural biology”, to be held in Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular medicine and Drug Research, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, Karachi, during October 8-10, 2018.
Since 1957, the year of the first report of the structure of myoglobin determined on the basis of X-ray crystallography. The technique is working as an anchor for structural biology to explore the secrets of life by observing biomolecules, and their complexes at level of atomic resolution. The structural knowledge obtained on the basis of X-ray diffraction data has greatly facilitated the development of modern medicine. In last few decades, structural biology studies, based on structures obtained through X-ray crystallography, has provided important mechanistic insights in every discipline of experimental biology, including vaccine development, enzyme production and understanding of mode of action, drug discovery process, agriculture, etc.
This workshop will introduce young researchers/ students/ faculty members with the application of X-ray diffraction technique in the field of structural biology and the art of growing protein crystals, collection and processing of diffraction data, and protein structure model building, refinement, and molecular modeling. For this important workshop, we have invited renowned structural biologists and chemists, working at the interface of chemistry and biology, as resource persons together with local experts working in same field in order to provide the best basic and advanced knowledge and hands-on training.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, We wish you all a very warm welcome to Karachi in October, 2018.