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Central New York Hosts Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Structural Biology Symposia Oct. 19-20

Syracuse, SUNY Upstate Medical, SUNY-ESF team up for back-to-back events

Oct. 2, 2015, by Sarah Scalese

Carlos Castañeda is among the team of scientists organizing the event.
Carlos Castañeda is among the team of scientists organizing the event.

Syracuse University, the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), and SUNY Upstate Medical University are teaming up to present the 14th annual Upstate New York Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Symposium on Monday, Oct. 19, and the first annual Upstate Structural Biology Symposium, the following day.

Free and open to the public, the symposia will be held at SUNY-ESF’s Gateway Center (1 Forestry Drive). To view a detailed agenda and to register, visit Registration is required. For more information, contact co-organizer Carlos Castañeda, assistant professor of chemistry and biology in Syracuse’s College of Arts and Sciences, at

The NMR and Structural Biology symposia begin on Monday, Oct.19 and Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 8 a.m. and end at 7 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively. Breakfast and lunch is available to all registrants. There will be a poster session on both days of the conference.

The NMR symposium will feature oral student and faculty presentations on NMR spectroscopy. Gaetano T. Montelione, the Jerome and Lorraine Aresty Chair and Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Rutgers University, will deliver the keynote address at 1:30 p.m. titled “Hybrid Approaches for Protein Structure Determination Combining Computational Modeling with Sparse NMR Restraints.”

The structural biological symposium on Tuesday, Oct. 20, will include student and faculty presentations. Eaton Lattman, principal research scientist, chief executive officer, and executive director emeritus of Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, will deliver the 1:30 p.m. keynote on “Biology with X-Ray Lasers.”


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