Program Overview

Feb 11 Feb 12 Feb 13 Feb 14 Feb 15
Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Opening lectures
The Applications of NMR to Small Molecules Polymorphism and Solid-state NMR
  Residual Dipolar Couplings
Arrival Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch


Residual Dipolar Couplings

Fast and Novel Methods

Social program

Meeting of the Scientific Committee of MMCE 2011
Pre-conference lectures Biomolecular
Hardware and Software News
Dinner and mixer Dinner Dinner Dinner Departure
  Poster session Poster session    



MMCE 2009 - program (40 KB)

Wednesday, 11.02.2009



  Pre-conference lectures
AGO SAMOSON (National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Tallinn, Estonia)
NMR Fringe Phenomena
MARC BALDUS (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Studying Protein Function and Disease by High-Resolution Solid-State NMR
19.30-20.00   Reception at Otočec Castle
20.00-22.00   Dinner
Thursday, 12.02.2009
9.00 - 9.30   Opening
GREGOR GOLOBIČ, minister (Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology)
JANKO JAMNIK, director (National Institute of Chemistry)
9.30-10.30   IVANO BERTINI (University of Florence, Italy)
Mechanistic Systems Biology by NMR: Cellular Copper as an Example
10.30-11.00   Coffee break

HARALD SCHWALBE (Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany)
Biomolecular Dynamics Characterized by NMR: From Fast Local Motions
to Slow Global Folding

Chair: Tibor Liptaj
Residual Dipolar Couplings
12.00-13.00   DUŠAN UHRIN (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Residual Dipolar Coupling Constants In NMR Structure Elucidation
13.00-14.30   Lunch
14.30-15.00   PERTTU PERMI (University of Helsinki, Finland)
NMR Methods for Studying Protein Structure by Residual Dipolar Couplings
15.00-15.30   CHRISTINA M. THIELE (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany):
The Use of RDCs in the Structure Determination of Organic Compounds
15.30-15.50   GEORG KONTAXIS (University of Vienna, Austria):
Residual Dipolar Couplings in Protein Structure Determination
15.50-16.10   NICHOLLE G.A. BELL (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom):
Measurement of Proton-Carbon Residual Dipolar Coupling Constants Using Carbon Detection
16.10-16.40   Coffee break
Chair: Robert Konrat
Biomolecular NMR I
16.40-17.40   BERNHARD BRUTSCHER (Institute of Structural Biology, Grenoble, France)
New Tools for Parallel Screening of Protein Constructs, Fast NMR Resonance Assignment, and Real-Time Studies of Molecular Kinetics
17.40-18.10   IGOR ZHUKOV (National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Three-dimensional Structure of CsPin Protein from Archaeon C. symbiosum as Determined by NMR Spectroscopy
18.10-18.40   ANDRÁS PERCZEL (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary):
Calcium-Induced Tripartite Binding of Intrinsically Disordered Calpastatin to Its Cognate Enzyme, Calpain
18.40-19.00   KLAUS ZANGGER (University of Graz, Austria):
Structural Studies on Peptides and Proteins by Relaxation Enhancements Induced by an Inert and Soluble Paramagnetic Agent
19.00-20.30   Dinner
20.30-   Poster session, drinks, courtesy of ARMAR AG
Friday, 13.02.2009
Chair: András Perczel
Biomolecular NMR II
9.00-10.00   OSCAR MILLET (CIC bioGUNE, Derio, Spain)
Structural Basis for the Aminoacid Composition of Proteins from Halophilic Archea
10.00-10.30   SIMONA GOLIČ GRDADOLNIK (National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Conformational Preferences of Unfolded Polypeptide Chain – Protein Folding Problem
10.30-10.50   ZOLTÁN GÁSPÁRI (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary):
Assessing the Comlpiance of  Protein Structural Ensembles with Experimental NMR Data
10.50-11.10   MILOŠ HRICOVÍNI (Institute of Chemistry, Bratislava, Slovakia)
Explorations of Heparin-Oligosaccahrides-Proteins Interactions by NMR
11.10-11.40   Coffee break
11.40-12.10   CLAUDIO DALVIT (Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Basel, Switzerland)
A Comparison of Different NMR Techniques Applied to Fragment Based Screening
12.10-12.40   MIRKO CEVEC (National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Investigation of 3D Structure of let-7 miRNA:lin-41 mRNA Constructs
12.40-13.00   SABINE SCHULTES (University of Vienna and Medical University of Vienna, Austria):
NMR Studies of the Leader Protesase of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus
13.00-14.30   Lunch
Chair: Janez Dolinšek
Fast and Novel Methods
14.30-15.30   LUCIO FRYDMAN (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel)
Principles and Applications of “Ultrafast” Multidimensional NMR
15.30-16.00   KRZYSZTOF KAZIMIERCZUK (University of Warsaw, Poland):
Narrow Peaks and High Dimensionalities: Exploiting the Advantages of Random Sampling
16.00-16.30   MARTIN BILLETER (University of Gothenburg, Sweden):
"Fast" NMR: Protein Characterization Using Projection Spectroscopy
16.30-17.00   WIKTOR KOŹMIŃSKI (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Multidimensional NMR Spectroscopy Beyond Sampling Limitations
17.00-17.30   Coffee break
Chair: Gregor Mali
Hardware and Software News
17.30-18.00   PÉTER SÁNDOR (Varian Deutschland GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany):
The OneNMR Probe: A Unique Probe for the NMR of Small Molecules
18.00-18.30   VADIM E. ZORIN (Varian Ltd, Oxford, United Kingdom):
Probes for Solid-State NMR
18.30-18.50   VRATISLAV BLECHTA (Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the ASCR, Prague, Czech Republic):
Decoupling During Gradient Pulses?
18.50-19.10   STANISLAV SYKORA (Extra Byte, Italy):
Peak Shapes in NMR Spectroscopy
19.10-21.00   Dinner at Struga Castle
21.00-   Poster session, drinks, courtesy of ARMAR AG
Saturday, 14.02.2009
Chair: Jan Schraml
The Applications of NMR to Small Molecules
9.00-10.00   VLADIMÍR SYCHROVSKÝ (Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Prague, The Czech Republic):
Theoretical Methods for Reliable Interpretation of NMR Spectroscopy Parameters
10.00-10.30   PREDRAG NOVAK (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Ribosome-Macrolide Interactions Monitored by NMR
10.30-11.00   CSABA SZÁNTAY (Gedeon Richter, Budapest, Hungary):
On the ”Philosophy” of Small-Molecule Structure Elucidation by NMR: the Human Factor
11.00-11.20   MARTA BUGAJ (Institute of Organic Chemistry, Warsaw, Poland):
Carbon-Carbon Spin-Spin Couplings nJ(CC) (n = 1-3) and 13C CP MAS Spectra of Enaminoketones with a Steric Hindrance
11.20-11.50   Coffee break
11.50-12.20   GÁBOR TÁRKÁNYI (Chemical Research Center, Budapest, Hungary):
The Story of an Intriguing Molecular Self-Recognition Phenomenon in Bifunctional Organocatalysis
12.20-12.40   AGNIESZKA SADLEJ (Institute of Organic Chemistry, Warsaw, Poland):
Diamines as Ligands in Adducts of Dimeric Rhodium(Ii) Salts: NMR Investigation in Solid State and Liquid Phase
12.40-13.00   ZOLTÁN SZAKÁCS (Gedeon Richter, Budapest, Hungary):
Is NMR-Based Small-Molecule Structure Elucidation Becoming “Routine”? Tales of the Unexpected!
13.00-13.20   MICHAL STRAKA (Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Prague, Czech Republic):
What Can Relativistic Effects in 1H NMR Tell Us About Structure of Polyalcohole Amine Complexes
13.20-13.30   Announcement of the best poster award (short presentation)
13.30-15.00   Lunch
15.30-   Social program:

• Excursion to Pleterje and Kostanjevica
• Visit to wellness centre

followed by St. Valentine’s dinner
Sunday, 15.02.2009
Chair: Csaba Szántay
Polymorphism and Solid-state NMR
9.00-10.00   ROBIN K. HARRIS (University of Durham, United Kingdom)
NMR Crystallography & Polymorphism
10.00-10.30   ÁDÁM DEMETER (Gedeon Richter, Budapest, Hungary):
Solid-State NMR from a Pharmaceutical Perspective
10.30-10.50   JIRI BRUS (Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic):
Poly(a)morphism of Pharmaceutical Solids: Simavastatins vs. Atorvastatin
10.50-11.20   Coffee break
11.20-11.50   GÁBOR SZALONTAI (University of Pannonia, Hungary):
ssNMR: The Effect of Rotor Size on Resolution, Sensitivity and Choise of Method. Benefits of High Speed Rotation. Practical Aspects, Applications.
11.50-12.10   NONAPPA (University of Jyväskylä, Finland):
Solid-state NMR Studies On Low Molecular Mass Organogelators: Insights Into the Gelation, Formation of Inclusion Complexes and Solvates
12.10-12.30   ZVONKO TRONTELJ (Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics, Ljubljana, Slovenia):
Study of Polymorphism in Some Pharmaceutically Interesting Materials by Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance (NQR)
12.30-14.00   Lunch
14.00-15.00   Meeting of the Scientific Committee of MMCE 2011