The 2nd Montagne Ste Geneviève Workshop on NMR of Biological Solids

IBPC, 13 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75005 Paris, France
Friday, September 16, 2011

This is the final announcement for our 1-day workshop on NMR of Biological Solids in Paris, France on friday, september 16, 2011, right after the Alpine NMR conference in Chamonix (

Our program is now available and it will include sessions on membranes, membrane proteins, fibrils and other applications of solid-state NMR in biological solids. Each session will include a talk on solid-state NMR and a talk from a scientist using a different field. Confirmed speakers are: Mei Hong, Jim Davis, Clemens Glaubitz, Gemma Comellas, Philippe Nadaud, Paul Vasos, Eve Pécheur, Olivier Lambert and Human Rezaei.

The workshop is free of charge, but if you want to attend, you need to fill out the form that you can download here (.doc format). The number of participants has been limited to 30 people.

If you need to stay in Paris overnight, you should hurry up to make arrangements because hotels tend to be quite full in Paris at this time of the year (and at all times). Remember that Paris is about six hours away from Chamonix by either plane or train.

If you stay in Paris for the week-end, you should know that it coincides with Les Journées du Patrimoine, where most public buildings are open to visit, for free. Enjoy your stay...

Thank you very much,

The local organising committee, Monique Chan-Huot (ENS, Paris), Luminita Duma (ENS, Paris), Edith Godard (IBPC, Paris), Christina Sizun (ICSN, Gif-sur-Yvette) and Dror Warschawski (IBPC, Paris)

The Montagne Ste Geneviève Workshop on NMR of Biological Solids
IBPC, 13 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75005 Paris, France
September 16, 2011


8:30 - 9:00 Welcome and morning coffee  
9:00 - 9:10

Ruth Stark, RCN,
New-York, USA

Presentation of the RCN network

9:10 - 10:30 Session 1
(chair: Dror Warschawski)
9:10 - 9:50
James H. Davis, University of Guelph, ON, Canada Ternary DOPC:DPPC:cholesterol mixtures by solid-state NMR
9:50 - 10:30
Eve-Isabelle Pécheur, IBCP, Lyon, France Characterization of the early steps of HCV entry into hepatocytes and effects of antivirals: confocal microscopy approaches
10:30 - 10:50 Coffee Break  
10:50 - 12:50 Session 2
(chair: Luminita Duma)
Membrane proteins
10:50 - 11:30 Mei Hong, Iowa State University, IA, USA
Influenza M2 proton channel structure and dynamics
11:30 - 12:10 Clemens Glaubitz, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany Time-resolved solid-state NMR to follow enzyme kinetics
12:10 - 12:50
Olivier Lambert, CBMN, Bordeaux, France
Structure of a bacterial drug efflux pump by cryo-electron microscopy
12:50 - 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 - 15:20 Session 3
(chair: Christina Sizun)
Protein fibrils
14:00 - 14:40

Human Rezaei, INRA, Jouy-en-Josas, France

Molecular mechanisms of structural information transference during mammalian prion conversion

14:40 - 15:20

Gemma Comellas, University of Illinois, IL, USA

Structural studies of amyloid fibrils by solid-state NMR: the case of alpha-synuclein fibrils

15:20 - 15:40 Coffee Break  
15:40 - 17:00 Session 4
(chair: Monique Chan-Huot)
New developments in NMR of biological solids
15:40 -  16:20 Philippe Nadaud, Ohio State University, OH, USA Protein fold determined by paramagnetic magic-angle spinning solid-state NMR spectroscopy
16:20 -  17:00 Paul Vasos, Université Paris Descartes, France Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation for NMR: methods and perspectives for biomolecules

17:00 -  17:10 Organising committee 
Concluding remarks