Program 2017

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Stephenson Life Sciences Research Center (SLSRC), Norman, OK

Astellas Conference Room (3410/3430)

Thursday, June 15, 2017
8:30 am                  Registration (3rd Floor, outside of Astellas Conference Room)

9:00 - 9:10 am        Opening remarks (Ann West, OU-Norman)

9:10 - 10:00 am      Keynote speaker: Janet Smith, University of Michigan, "Virulence factors and host defenses to viral infection"

10:00 - 10:35 am    Christine Dunham, Emory University, "Mechanism of stress-induced toxin-antitoxin systems in the bacterial stringent response" 

10:35 - 10:50 am    BREAK

10:50 - 11:25 am    Rebecca Page, University of Arizona, "Toxin-antitoxin systems: new mechanisms of toxin activity and antitoxin inhibition" 

11:25 - 12:00 pm    Blake Wiedenheft, Montana State Univerity, "A CRISPR immune response to viruses that infect bacteria"

12:00 - 1:00 pm      LUNCH (1st floor north, near Elements Cafe)

1:00 - 2:30 pm Workshop #1: Homology modeling of protein structures (Tim Mather, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation)

2:30 - 4:00 pm Workshop #2: Small angle X-ray scattering: principles and applications (Angela Criswell, Rigaku Americas, Inc.)

4:00 - 5:30 pm       Poster session and vendor exhibits 

5:45 pm                 Announcement of poster prize winners.

6:00 pm                 Dinner at Rudy's BBQ (everyone is invited)