GIDRM day. Protein Structure-Function Relationship: new challenges and advancements

  Friday, October 19, 2018
The goal of this event is to bring together the Italian community interested in structural and functional studies of proteins and complex biomolecular systems with a high impact on biological research. A particular emphasis is placed on the integration of the different methodologies to unravel the molecular mechanisms underlying cellular processes.
An informal poster session will be available for PhD students who wish to show their recent work, with the aim to enlarge the network of collaborations within the scientific community interested in the study of proteins. For organization reasons please express your interest in the poster session by sending an email to: 
  • 9.30-10.00 Registration
  • 10.00-10.15 Welcome and Opening: GIDRM board
  • 10.15-11.00 ANDREA MUSACCHIO (Max-Planck Institute Dortmund) The kinetochore: mastermind of cell division
  • 11.00-11.30 ENRICA BORDIGNON (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) Proteins’ dynamics, hydration and conformational changes studied by EPR
  • 11.30-12.00 CLAUDIA NAPOLI/FRANCESCA BENEVELLI (Bruker Biospin) Identity and Higher Order Structure of Biologics
  • 12.00-12.40 GUIDO PINTACUDA (Université de Lyon) Fast magic-angle spinning NMR of membrane proteins
  • 12.40- 14.00 Lunch and poster session
  • 14.00-14.45 GUIDO GRANDI (University of Trento) Synthetic Biology of E. coli Outer Membrane Vesicles: a novel approach to infectious disease and cancer vaccines
  • 14.45-15.15 ROBERTA PIERATTELLI (University of Firenze) The heterogeneous structural behaviour of viral proteins revealed by NMR spectroscopy
  • 15.15-15.45 ALESSANDRO PAIARDINI (University of Roma “La Sapienza”) Even better than the real thing: computational modeling of proteins and their interactions with small molecules
  • 15.45-16.15 ALESSANDRA PESCE (University of Genova) The globin superfamily: a never-ending story
  • 16.15-16.45 GIOVANNA MUSCO (Ospedale S. Raffaele HRS, Milano) Ligand based NMR methods on isolated cell membranes: a useful tool in the identification of integrin αvβ3 allosteric inhibitors
  • 16.45 Concluding remarks

  • Michael Assfalg,
  • Alessandra Astegno,
  • Lucia Calucci,
  • Donatella Capitani,
  • Michele Chierotti,
  • Paola Dominici,
  • Mariapina D’Onofrio,
  • Marco Geppi,
  • Giuseppe Pileio,
  • Paola Turano

  • Participants are required to register following the instructions at the GIDRM website:
  • Deadline for registration is October 10th
  • Registration fees:
    • 50 € for non-GIDRM members (the fee includes GIDRM 2018 subscription
    • 30 € for GIDRM 2018 members.
  • Contacts:


  • pdf   Flyer   (pdf, it, 3723 KB, 28/09/18)

Contact person
Paola Dominici



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