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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