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The 9th International Conference on Biology and Synchrotron Radiation

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Synchrotron Radiation light sources are set to pave the way for achievements in structural biology and drug discovery.

With two 3rd generation SR light sources becoming operational in France and the UK in 2007, the 9th International Conference on Biology and Synchrotron Radiation in August 2007 will provide a forum to showcase the first results from these facilities.

During the last five years, over 70% of all the X-ray structures in the Protein Database have been determined using synchrotron radiation, and with 3rd generation facilities becoming operational this area of science can expect to take another leap forward.

The 9th International Conference on Biology and Synchrotron Radiation will bring together the world’s leading authorities in the biological applications of synchrotron radiation for a 4 day programme which includes lectures by leading academics:

- Nobel Laureates Professor Johann Deisenhofer, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA; Professor Hartmut Michel, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Germany; Professor Roger D Kornberg (Speaker to be confirmed) of Stanford University, USA

- Professor Janos Hajdu, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden; Professor Shigeyuki Yokoyama, RIKEN Genomic Sciences Centre, Japan; Professor Sir Tom Blundell, University of Cambridge, UK; Professor Keith O Hodgson, Stanford University, USA

The conference will take place at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK on 13th-17th August 2007 and discounted registration is available until 20th December 2006.