MWV Episode 74 - David Bhella - Electron-cryomicroscopy

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Dr. David Bhella studies the structural components of viruses using the techniques of electron-cryomicroscopy and image analysis. In addition to his research, David participates with the Glasgow Science Centre in public outreach to help teach students the processes behind his science. Due to his work, David received the 2013 Peter Wildy Prize for Microbiology Education. David's acceptance speech detailed his work with students as well as the stunning images he has produced through his...

Light induced Structural Color Change and Dynamics of Isotropic Smectic Blue Phase

submitted by: icamvid

Jun Yamamoto gives a talk at the LC2CAM conference about liquid crystalline order and laser induced structural change of SmBP.

Role of conserved non-linear structural motifs in the assembly of active protein kinases

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Alexandr Kornev gives a talk at the RPP08 conference that includes:
1) Description of the LSP-alignment
2) Detection of a conserved nonlinear motif in protein kinases
3) Nonlinear motifs termed "spines" anchored to a single helix organize the kinase core.

Structural Genomics (SG) & Beginning a Research Dialogue with the Metagenomics Community

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Ian Wilson of The Scripps Research Institute & Stephen Burley, Eli Lilly & Co. Presents "Structural Genomics (SG) & Beginning a Research Dialogue with the Metagenomics Community"

The Human Oral Microbiome by Floyd Dewhirst, Harvard University

submitted by: dougramsey
The human oral cavity is a diverse habitat that contains approximately bacterial 600 predominant species. The oral microbiome is comprised of 44% named species, 12% isolates representing unnamed species, and 44% phylotypes known only from 16S rRNA based cloning studies. Species from 11 phyla have been identified: Firmicutes (211), Bacteroidetes (106), Proteobacteria (99), Actinobacteria (64), Spirochaetes (49), Fusobacteria (29), TM7 (12), Synergistetes (10), Chlamydiae (1), Chloroflexi (1)...

Predicting structural disorder and induced folding: From theoretical principles to practical applications

submitted by: WomenInBioinformatics

Sonia Longhi, Ph.D. Permanent Senior Scientist, Architecture et Fonction des Macromolécules Biologiques, Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Marseille, France