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Single Molecule Workshop: Structural Dynamics of Biomolecules and 3rd Edward A. Doisy Lecture
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The sixth annual workshop took place on Friday, December 14, 2018. Approximately 95 researchers attended the workshop, which took place in the Allied Health Building Auditorium at Saint Louis University.

The deadline to register for the Symposium was Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

Download the 2018 flyer: Biomolecules Flyer 2018

Schedule of Events:

10:00 – 10:20 am:

Registration, Coffee, and Networking

10:20 – 10:30 am:

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Session I: (30 min talks with 5 min Q&A)

10:30 – 11:00 am:


Michael Chapman, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Biochemistry
University of Missouri

“Binding of the AAV viral gene therapy vector to its cell receptor: Hybrid electron microscopy visualization of a flexible multi-domain complex”

11:05 – 11:35 am:


Michael Gross, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Chemistry
Washington University School of Medicine

“Mass spectrometry plays a role in structural proteomics and biophysics”

11:45 am – 1:00 pm:

Complimentary Lunch

Session II: (30 min talks with 5 min Q&A)

1:00 – 1:30 pm:

Nicola Pozzi, Ph.D.

Nicola Pozzi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Saint Louis University School of Medicine

“The dynamic structure of coagulation factor II”

1:35 – 2:05 pm:


Weikai Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
Washington University School of Medicine

“Structural basis of anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists”

2:10 – 2:30 pm:

Coffee Break

3rd Edward A. Doisy Lecture:

2:30 – 3:30 pm:


Eva Nogales, Ph.D.
Professor and HHMI Investigator
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of California-Berkeley

“Visualization of functional states of the eukaryotic transcription initiation machinery”

Tribute to Edward A. Doisy:

4:00 – 4:30 pm:


Unveiling of the Edward A. Doisy Historical Marker

The marker is being installed as part of the SLU Bicentennial celebration and is in recognition of Dr. Doisy’s many accomplishments while at Saint Louis University, including receiving the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for synthesizing vitamin K, which is essential for blood clotting.

The unveiling will take place outside the main entrance of the Doisy Research Center.


Date: Dec 14, 2018

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Allied Health Auditorium
3437 Caroline Mall
St. Louis, MO 63104 United States
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Speaker: Eva Nogales, Ph.D.
Position: Professor and HHMI Investigator
Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Affiliation: Univeristy of California-Berkeley

Host: Nicola Pozzi, Ph.D.
Phone: (314) 977-9257
Email: npozzi@slu.edu
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology