2014 NW Crystallography Workshop
Please join us at Oregon State University in Corvallis in the heart of the Willamette Valley for this year’s edition of the Northwest Crystallography Workshop. This biennial meeting has been held at differing locations in the Pacific Northwest since 1981. It has always proven to be a great venue to meet other researchers in the region who are interested in both the utilization of macromolecular crystallography and the development of new methods.
The “workshop” part of the name will be taken seriously. Priority for speaking slots will be given to students and post-docs who focus on how their results were achieved and the role structure played in the success of their work.
Topics could include:
• Enzyme mechanism
• Drug discovery
• Complex formation
• Crystal growth
• Structure solution
• Model validation
• Structure/function relationship
• Structure prediction
• X-ray and cryo-EM complementarity
• Protein/nucleic acid interaction
There will be a reception on Friday evening. On Saturday there will be talks during the day and a banquet followed by a keynote address in the evening. Talks will continue on Sunday morning with the workshop wrapping-up at noon. A light lunch will be served on Saturday and a boxed lunch will be available on Sunday. Click Here to view the latest 2014 NW Crystallography Workshop program.
We are very pleased that the distinguished Brian Matthews from the University of Oregon will give the Saturday evening keynote. The title of his talk is:
"From Bragg's Hometown to the MRC Cambridge and Beyond: Experiencing the Progress of Crystallography."
Professor Matthews grew up in Adelaide, Australia, and took his Ph.D. at the University of Adelaide where Henry Bragg had been Head of the Physics Department and Lawrence Bragg a student. His postdoctoral experiences included three years at the MRC Laboratory in Cambridge England, in the group of David Blow, participating in the determination of the structure of α-chymotrypsin, one of the earliest known protein structures. His talk will focus on his experiences from that era, but will also touch on some more recent developments.
Corvallis is located between the Cascade Mountains and the Pacific Ocean with each in easy driving distance. It is surrounded by wine country, expansive agricultural fields, wildlife refuges, forest covered mountains and other recreational opportunities. Just off the I-5 corridor, it can be easily accessed from either the Portland or Eugene airports.
Willamette Valley Wineries
Corvallis River Walk
The 2014 NW Crystallography Workshop will be held at the Linus Pauling Science Center at Oregon State University.
Linus Pauling Science Center at Oregon State University
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Travel & Airports:
Portland International Airport (PDX) is the nearest international airport. It is about 2 hours from Corvallis via shuttle. Reservations are required: PDX to OSU Shuttle - HUT Shuttle
Eugene (EUG) is the closest airport. Convenient connections to Seattle, San Francisco, and Denver. It is about a 45 minute drive from Corvallis. Shuttle service is available, reservations required: OmniShuttle
Corvallis is located off of Interstate 5. If you plan to rent a car at either Portland International Airport (PDX) or the Eugene Airport (EUG), driving directions to OSU's meeting facilities can be found here.
Summer is a busy time of year – make your lodging arrangements early. Special rates and hotel room blocks will release May 20, 2014.
Hilton Garden Inn: OSU’s headquarter hotel is offering attendees a rate of $114 + tax. The Hilton is located just across the street from OSU and the Linus Pauling Science Center is a short 10 minute walk away. Parking is free for guests in the Hilton lot. Call the Hilton Garden Inn directly by dialing 541-752-5000 or go online:
Click here to reserve your room now.
Holiday Inn Express: A special rate of $94 + Tax is that includes breakfast is being offered to conference attendees. The Express is located on the Willamette River and is a short drive to campus. Parking is free at the Express and limited parking is available at the Linus Pauling Science Center. For reservations call the Express directly at 541-752-0800.
Campus Lodging Option: Lodging on campus is available during the conference and is within walking distance to the conference venue. The accommodations include suite style bathrooms and are available single or double occupancy. Reservations for campus lodging must be made when registering for the conference. Single occupancy is $55 per night and double occupancy is $50 per night. Roommates must designate each other when registering.