NVK Symposium and ALV 2022

“Reflections on Diffraction”

Friday June 17th, 2022, 10:30h – 17:00h

David de Wiedgebouw, Room 1:30, Universiteitsweg 99, Utrecht

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The Dutch Crystallographic Society (NVK) will have their yearly symposium and ALV, ( the general members meeting) on June 17, 2022 from 10:30h to 17:00h.  We will have five speakers highlighting different topics of present-day crystallography as well as three talks by young scientists. After the lunch break, from 13:00h-14:00h, there will be the ALV, where we will discuss with the members what we did last year and what our plans are for the future. The ALV is open to NVK members only.
From 14:00 to 17:00 we will have another round of interesting talks.
At 17:00h we will join for drinks. Anyone who is interested can join for the talks, the drinks and for an optional dinner at your own expense.

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Program and Speakers:

The program of the meeting is as follows:

10:00-10:25: Registration & Coffee
10:25-10:30: Welcome
10:30-11:05: Danny Stam (Eldico) and Mihaela Pop (TeraCrystal): Solid form screening of pharmaceutical compounds enhanced by Electron Diffraction experiments
11:05-11:40: Robbie Joosten (NKI/AvL): Learning by REDOing: automated macromolecular structure model optimisation in PDB-REDO
11:40-12:15: Roland Bliem (ARCNL): Tuning the properties of thin metal films via structural disorder
12:15-13:00: Lunch
13:00-14:00: NVK ALV (NVK members only); Alternative: Visit the Botanical Gardens, Walk around the Science Park
14:00 – 14:05: Ida de Vries (NKI/AvL) : NVK: Social media & Young Researchers
14:05-14:30: Young Scientist Talk 1: Karla De La O Becerra (UU): Multifaceted Activities of Seven Nanobodies Against Complement C4b
14:30-14:55: Young Scientist Talk 2: Sandra Eltschkner (UvA): Hijacking the plant DNA replication machinery – towards the structure of the viral replication initiator protein and its interaction partners
14:55-15:20: Young Scientist Talk 3: Jitse van der Horn (UU): Diffuse Scattering in Protein X-Ray Crystallography
15:20-15:40: Coffee/Tea Break
15:40-16:15: Yorick Birkholzer (UTwente): Advanced laboratory-based X-ray scattering
16:15-16:50: Yehudi Bloch (VIB-UGent): Why we itch: A structural exploration of Interleukin-31

17:00-18:00 Drinks

18:00- ?? Dinner (optional and at your own expense)

We look forward to see you at the NVK symposium 2022!

The NVK board:
Loes Kroon-Batenburg, Sven Hennig, Bram Schierbeek, Hans Raaijmakers, CĂ©leste Reiss