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Reproducibility of Data Collection and Analysis

Modern Technologies in Structural Biology: Potentials and Pitfalls

Friday, March 13, 2015
Porter Neuroscience Research Center, Building 35
Bethesda, Maryland

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This is the second of three workshops sponsored by the NIH Office of the Director on the important topic of reproducibility, the subject of recent editorials in leading scientific journals. (The first is on cell biology; the third is on genetics.)

The purpose of these workshops is to educate the NIH intramural research community about what advanced technologies can accomplish and the kinds of reproducibility problems that can arise; provide a cautionary note to scientists who hope to use but are inexperienced with various new modeling techniques; and educate others who are attempting to interpret results in the literature.

The meeting agenda is below.

We have invited several world-class scientists who will speak about important technologies in structural biology. In addition, we have invited editors from scientific journals covering structural biology to moderate sessions and discuss issues with data reproducibility in the scientific literature. We encourage you to mark this event on your calendar, and we hope you will be able to attend, either in person or through the videocast at (available the day of the event).

We welcome our colleagues beyond the NIH to watch the videocast, too, which also will be archived. If you have any questions, please e-mail Dr. Paul Liu.

To help us gauge attendance, please register online in advance of the meeting by clicking here.

Nature article
Nature commentary (Collins & Tabak)


Friday, March 13, 2014

Porter Neuroscience Research Center, Building 35

12:30 p.m.
Opening remarks
Dr. Michael Gottesman, Deputy Director for Intramural Research, NIH

12:40 p.m.
Session 1: Crystallography
Moderator: Inês Chen (Chief Editor, NSMB)
Speaker #1: Wei Yang (NIDDK)
Speaker #2: Wayne Hendrickson (Columbia U)

1:40 p.m.
Session 2: Cryo-EM
Moderator: Valda J. Vinson (Deputy Editor, Science)
Speaker #1: Sriram Subramaniam (NCI)
Speaker #2: Ed Egelman (UVA)

2:40 p.m.

3:00 p.m.
Session 3: NMR
Moderator: Milka Kostic (Senior Editor, Structure)
Speaker #1: Ad Bax (NIDDK)
Speaker #2: Peter Wright (Scripps)

4:00 p.m.
Session 4: Mass Spectroscopy
Moderator: Valda J. Vinson (Deputy Editor, Science)
Speaker #1: Sandy Markey (NIMH)
Speaker #2: David R. Goodlet (University of Maryland)

5:00 p.m.
Closing remarks
Michael Gottesman

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