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Howard Flack Crystallographic Lecture Series 2021

The Howard Flack crystallographic lecture 2021 was a bit special, since we had six speakers from all over Switzerland giving us an insight about how crystallography can help in biology.

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In 2021 six different speakers gave us an insight about recent crystallographic developpments in the field of biology. The lectures were held online.

Lecture 1

SwissFEL adventures in room-temperature crystallography: From the structure of vertebrate and invertebrate rhodopsins to new applications in optogenetics

Prof. Gebhard Schertler (ETHZ and PSI)

Lecture 2

Bioinspired materials for functional foods

Prof Stefan Salentinig (University of Fribourg)

Lecture 3

Role of water molecules and networks in ligand binding and oligomerisation of the bacterial extreme acid resistance system transporter AdiC

Prof. Dimitrios Fotiadis (University of Bern)

Lecture 4

Plant signal transduction cascades – from atoms to phenotypes and back

Prof. Michael Hothorn (University of Geneva)

Lecture 5

Catalytic cycling of human mitochondrial Lon protease homolog

Prof. Jan Pieter Abrahams (University of Basel)

Lecture 6

Fragment-based drug design

Prof. Amedeo Caflisch (University of Zürick)


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