EMBL Conference: Revolutions in Structural Biology: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Sir John Kendrew
Event Nov 16 - Nov 17, 2017
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Sir John Kendrew was both a pioneering structural biologist and the founder of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). Accordingly, structural biology research and the development of structural biology technologies and infrastructures have always been major focus areas at EMBL. This EMBL conference will celebrate Sir John Kendrew's legacy and the dramatic changes structural biology has undergone since he obtained the Nobel Prize for the X-ray structure determination of myoglobin in 1962.
Leaders of their fields will present their perspective on how revolutionary developments in structural biology techniques, notably X-ray crystallography, electron microscopy and computational modeling, have maintained structural biology at the forefront of biology, providing mechanistic understanding of fundamental biological processes as well as numerous applications to improve human health.