Interacting with Proteins : A structural view

VU AIMMS/NVK Structural Biology Symposium 2019

Interacting with proteins

Thursday June 6, 2019

O|2 Labbuilding, VU Amsterdam, Boelelaan 1108, 1081 HZ Amsterdam

The Amsterdam Institute for Molcules, Medicines and Systems and the Dutch Crystallographic Society (NVK) will host a 1-day Structural Biology Symposium.  During this one day symposium new results and key questions and issues in structural biology and imaging will be addressed, in particular:

  • High-resolution 3D structures of macromolecules and macromolecular complexes using X-ray diffraction, Cryo-EM and Electron microdiffraction
  • Protein-Protein and Protein-Nucleic acid interactions
  • Drug design
  • Diffuse Scattering


Our keynote speaker will be Meindert Lamers (PhD from NKI, former group leader @ MRC Cambridge, now Associate Professor at the LUMC), who will be speaking about : “Structural features of high-fidelity DNA replication. “

Next to Meindert, we will have the following speakers:

  • Loes Kroon-Batenburg (Universiteit Utrecht)
  • Albert Guskov (Universiteit Groningen)
  • Nicholas Pearce (Universiteit Utrecht )
  • Joost Uitdehaag (Netherlands Translational Research Center (NTRC))
  • Max Clabbers (Stockholms universitet)
  • Kenneth Verstraete (VU Gent)
  • Antonella Fioravanti (VU Brussel)

Click here for a detailed list of speakers, titles and abstracts, or check out the full program.

A copy of the conference booklet, with the program, the speakers and the poster abstracts can be downloaded as a PDF file here.

Conference location:

The meeting will be held in the O|2 Labbuilding of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, de Boelelaan 1108, 1081 HZ Amsterdam, which is a 15 minute walk from the train station Amsterdam-Zuid (see map below). 

Conference program:

Click here for the full conference program.

Poster session:

During the breaks and at the end of the symposium, there will be a poster session. All attendees are encouraged to submit an abstract for a poster with which they can present their own work during the poster sessions. From the posters three abstracts will be elected for a talk.

Conference dinner:

After the symposium there will a conference dinner in Restaurant & Kookstudio Nine, located at Arnold Schönberglaan 9, very close to Amsterdam-Zuid train station. We have reserved a set two-course dinner, drinks included, with fish as a starter and meat as main course. If you prefer a vegetarian meal, if you don’t like fish or if you have any allergies, please specify this in the form, so we can book this in advance. To get an idea of the food they serve, check out the menu.

A dinner ticket (€ 50.–) can be purchased together with the conference fee.

We look forward to see you at the symposium!

The organising committee:
Sven Hennig, Bram Schierbeek, Tom Grossmann


It is no longer possible to register. Registration has been closed now.


This conference is kindly sponsored by:

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