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5th AIC-BMM Meeting: focus on the new Italian infrastructural opportunities

Date: August 26th 2024 – morning meeting (9:00 – 13:00)

Venue: University of Padova

Synopsis: Like every year, the Meeting of the Biological Macromolecules Section of the Italian Crystallographic Association will promote interactions between young and expert structural biologists, in order to enrich everyone’s scientific experience. This edition, in the form of a Satellite of ECM34, will be dedicated to an update of the novel Infrastructural opportunities in Italy.

Indeed, valuable infrastructure for structural biology has been installed in several Italian labs, including cryoEM microscopes, SAXS, mass spectrometers. Also, novel realities have grown that offer training and access to several infrastructural platforms. This event offers a round table to discuss opportunities, access modalities, cricitisms, and ideas for an optimal use of the enormous infrastructural enhancement in the structural biology field. This is an opportunity not to be missed by all researchers, and in particular by young scientists, to increase their portfolio of structural biology skills.





9:00 – 9.15 Welcome – Rita Berisio. CNR-IBB Napoli.

9.15 – 9.45 Sebastiano Pasqualato. Human Technopole Milano.
Title: The National Facility for Structural Biology at Human Technopole

9.45 – 10.15 Giancarlo Tria. CNR-IC Bari.
Title: ITACA-SB – Potentiating the Italian Capacity for Structural Biology Services in Instruct-ERIC.

10:15 – 10:45 Enrico Luchinat. Università degli Studi di Firenze
Title: Instruct-ERIC: the European Research Infrastructure for Integrated Structural Biology

Coffee break

11:15 – 11:30 Annalisa Guerri. Università degli Studi di Firenze
Title: FloCEN: the cryo facility in Florence

11:30 – 11:45 Emanuela Esposito. CNR-ISASI Napoli.
Title: EYE-Lab: the Naples cryo EM Laboratory.

11:45 – 12:00 Alberto Cassetta. CNR-IC. Trieste.
Title: Present and future opportunities for structural biologist at Trieste

12:00 – 12:15 Federico Forneris. Università degli Studi di Pavia
Title: Protein structural biology and biophysics at UNIPV

12:15 – 12:30 Roberto Steiner. Università degli Studi di Padova
Title: Structural biology: what can UniPD do for me? what can I do at UniPD?

12:30 – 13:00 Round Table