Theme: Deep Sequencing & Diffraction Methods meets Structural Biology

Structural Biology 2016

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Structural Biology 2016

Welcome Message by Prof Takeshi Kikuchi:

    Organizing Committee of 6th International Conference on Structural Biology welcomes academic and industrial researchers to attend the meeting and present their scientific activities to Structural Biological community. 

   Conference topics will cover major directions in the field such as protein folding, protein dynamics, molecular modeling, drug design, and computational biology. Main techniques used in these researches include X-ray diffraction, NMR, electron microscopy, other spectroscopies and biophysical methods, protein expression, bio-physical and bio-organic chemistry, computer science and bioengineering.

    Structural Biology 2016 offers invited presentations of leading scientists in the scientific field of system biology, informal exchange of opinions and discussion between conference attendees, quality International Workshops and Symposia, friendly meeting atmosphere and opportunity for the companies to sponsor/exhibit their products.

Takeshi Kikuchi
Professor
Ritsumeikan University
Japan

Conference Series LLC gladly welcome all the participants from all over the world to join the upcoming prestigious event “6th International Conference on Structural Biology" at the beautiful city of New Orleans to be held during August 22-23, 2016. The conference includes Keynote presentations, Oral/Poster presentations and Exhibitions.

Structural Biology 2016 mainly emphasizes on methods such as X-ray diffraction, NMR, electron microscopy, computational approaches, cell signalling and cancer research. 

 

Track-1 Structural Biology

Structural biology is basically the combination of molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry; concerned with the structure of biomolecules, especially proteins and nucleic acids. This branch is also called as Structural molecular biology. It is of great interest to biologists to study the structures as they only determine the function of macromolecules.

Relevant Conferences

International Conference on Biochemistry, October 10-12, 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, USA; 7th International Conference on Proteomics, October 24-26, 2016 Rome, Italy; 3rd International Conference on Big Data Analysis and Data Mining, September 26-28, 2016 London, UK; 5th International Conference on Computational Systems Biology, August 22-23, 2016 Philadelphia, USA; International Conference on Nucleic Acids August 04-06, 2016 Seattle, USA; 253rd ACS National Meeting, April 02-06, 2017 San Francisco, USA; Conference on Membrane Transport Proteins, June 12-17, 2016 Lucca, Italy; Conference on Protein Folding Dynamics, January 10-15, 2016 Galveston, USA; 9th International Workshop on X-ray Radiation Damage to Biological Crystalline Samples, March 09-11 2016 Lund, Sweden; Biophysical Society’s 60th Annual Meeting, February 27-March 02 2016 Los Angeles, USA; 15th European Conference on Computational Biology, September 03-07 2016 The Hague, Netherlands; The 31st Symposium of The Protein Society, July 24-27, 2017 Montreal, Canada.

 

Track-2 3D Structure Determination

Biomolecules are very small to see in detail even by most cutting-edge light microscopes. The methods that the structural biologists use to determine their structures in general involve the measurements on huge numbers of identical molecules at the same time. Some of the best methods include X-ray crystallography, Cryo-Electron Microscopy and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. Very often scientists use them to study the "native states" of biomolecules.

Relevant Conferences

International Conference on Biochemistry, October 10-12, 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, USA; 7th International Conference on Proteomics, October 24-26, 2016 Rome, Italy; 3rd International Conference on Big Data Analysis and Data Mining, September 26-28, 2016 London, UK; 5th International Conference on Computational Systems Biology, August 22-23, 2016 Philadelphia, USA; International Conference on Nucleic Acids August 04-06, 2016 Seattle, USA; 253rd ACS National Meeting, April 02-06, 2017 San Francisco, USA; Conference on Membrane Transport Proteins, June 12-17, 2016 Lucca, Italy; Conference on Protein Folding Dynamics, January 10-15, 2016 Galveston, USA; 9th International Workshop on X-ray Radiation Damage to Biological Crystalline Samples, March 09-11 2016 Lund, Sweden; Biophysical Society’s 60th Annual Meeting, February 27-March 02 2016 Los Angeles, USA; 15th European Conference on Computational Biology, September 03-07 2016 The Hague, Netherlands; The 31st Symposium of The Protein Society, July 24-27, 2017 Montreal, Canada.

Track-3 Computational Approaches in Structural Biology

Computational approaches are a boon for structural biology. In general the structure of molecules is determined by experimental methods is both time intense and cost effective. To overcome these constraints, computational approaches like ab-initio modelling, homology modeling and threading method are used.

Relevant Conferences

International Conference on Biochemistry, October 10-12, 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, USA; 7th International Conference on Proteomics, October 24-26, 2016 Rome, Italy; 3rd International Conference on Big Data Analysis and Data Mining, September 26-28, 2016 London, UK; 5th International Conference on Computational Systems Biology, August 22-23, 2016 Philadelphia, USA; International Conference on Nucleic Acids August 04-06, 2016 Seattle, USA; 253rd ACS National Meeting, April 02-06, 2017 San Francisco, USA; Conference on Membrane Transport Proteins, June 12-17, 2016 Lucca, Italy; Conference on Protein Folding Dynamics, January 10-15, 2016 Galveston, USA; 9th International Workshop on X-ray Radiation Damage to Biological Crystalline Samples, March 09-11 2016 Lund, Sweden; Biophysical Society’s 60th Annual Meeting, February 27-March 02 2016 Los Angeles, USA; 15th European Conference on Computational Biology, September 03-07 2016 The Hague, Netherlands; The 31st Symposium of The Protein Society, July 24-27, 2017 Montreal, Canada.

Track-4 Hybrid Approaches for Structure Prediction

Structural bioinformatics is an exceptionally cost effective solution for protein structure determination. Purely computational prediction methods, like ab initio fragment assembly, advanced fold recognition, composite approaches, and molecular docking are regularly applied today to extend our understanding of protein structures. However, predicted structures are not given the same reliance as their experimental complements. Hybrid approaches are a means to overcome these limitations; by incorporating limited experimental measurements, reliable structures can be computed and unlikely predictions eliminated. Hybrid approaches take advantage of data derived from a wide range of different biophysical and biochemical methods. These methods are of growing interest in current researches of structural biology

Relevant Conferences

International Conference on Biochemistry, October 10-12, 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, USA; 7th International Conference on Proteomics, October 24-26, 2016 Rome, Italy; 3rd International Conference on Big Data Analysis and Data Mining, September 26-28, 2016 London, UK; 5th International Conference on Computational Systems Biology, August 22-23, 2016 Philadelphia, USA; International Conference on Nucleic Acids August 04-06, 2016 Seattle, USA; 253rd ACS National Meeting, April 02-06, 2017 San Francisco, USA; Conference on Membrane Transport Proteins, June 12-17, 2016 Lucca, Italy; Conference on Protein Folding Dynamics, January 10-15, 2016 Galveston, USA; 9th International Workshop on X-ray Radiation Damage to Biological Crystalline Samples, March 09-11 2016 Lund, Sweden; Biophysical Society’s 60th Annual Meeting, February 27-March 02 2016 Los Angeles, USA; 15th European Conference on Computational Biology, September 03-07 2016 The Hague, Netherlands; The 31st Symposium of The Protein Society, July 24-27, 2017 Montreal, Canada.

 

Track-5 Deep Sequencing

Deep Sequencing meets structural biology is a dedicated track to show how the recently developed methods are used to determine the structure of molecules. This approach proves itself helpful in a more efficient way. Synergistic use of three-dimensional structures and deep sequencing is done to realize the effect of personalized medicine.

Relevant Conferences

International Conference on Biochemistry, October 10-12, 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, USA; 7th International Conference on Proteomics, October 24-26, 2016 Rome, Italy; 3rd International Conference on Big Data Analysis and Data Mining, September 26-28, 2016 London, UK; 5th International Conference on Computational Systems Biology, August 22-23, 2016 Philadelphia, USA; International Conference on Nucleic Acids August 04-06, 2016 Seattle, USA; 253rd ACS National Meeting, April 02-06, 2017 San Francisco, USA; Conference on Membrane Transport Proteins, June 12-17, 2016 Lucca, Italy; Conference on Protein Folding Dynamics, January 10-15, 2016 Galveston, USA; 9th International Workshop on X-ray Radiation Damage to Biological Crystalline Samples, March 09-11 2016 Lund, Sweden; Biophysical Society’s 60th Annual Meeting, February 27-March 02 2016 Los Angeles, USA; 15th European Conference on Computational Biology, September 03-07 2016 The Hague, Netherlands; The 31st Symposium of The Protein Society, July 24-27, 2017 Montreal, Canada.

 

Track-6 Structural Biology Databases

A database is a structured collection of data. In the field of structural biology enormous research is being done and as a result massive data is being produced. In order to pile the data in an organized manner, bioinformatics databases are used. Various databases have been created to store biological data, such as sequence databases, structure databases, signalling pathway databases, etc. In the field of structural biology, the mainly used databases are Protein Data Bank (PDB), Electron Microscopy Data Bank, Protein Structure Classification Database (CATH) and Structural Classification of Protein (SCOP).

Relevant Conferences

International Conference on Biochemistry, October 10-12, 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, USA; 7th International Conference on Proteomics, October 24-26, 2016 Rome, Italy; 3rd International Conference on Big Data Analysis and Data Mining, September 26-28, 2016 London, UK; 5th International Conference on Computational Systems Biology, August 22-23, 2016 Philadelphia, USA; International Conference on Nucleic Acids August 04-06, 2016 Seattle, USA; 253rd ACS National Meeting, April 02-06, 2017 San Francisco, USA; Conference on Membrane Transport Proteins, June 12-17, 2016 Lucca, Italy; Conference on Protein Folding Dynamics, January 10-15, 2016 Galveston, USA; 9th International Workshop on X-ray Radiation Damage to Biological Crystalline Samples, March 09-11 2016 Lund, Sweden; Biophysical Society’s 60th Annual Meeting, February 27-March 02 2016 Los Angeles, USA; 15th European Conference on Computational Biology, September 03-07 2016 The Hague, Netherlands; The 31st Symposium of The Protein Society, July 24-27, 2017 Montreal, Canada.

 

Track-7 Signalling Biology

Regulation of gene expression comprises a comprehensive range of mechanisms that are used by cells to regulate the production of specific gene products, and is familiarly termed as gene regulation. Sophisticated programs of gene expression are extensively observed in biology, for example to trigger developmental pathways, adapt to new food sources, or respond to environmental stimuli. Essentially any step of gene expression can be modulated, from transcription initiation to post translation modification of a protein.

Relevant Conferences

International Conference on Biochemistry, October 10-12, 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, USA; 7th International Conference on Proteomics, October 24-26, 2016 Rome, Italy; 3rd International Conference on Big Data Analysis and Data Mining, September 26-28, 2016 London, UK; 5th International Conference on Computational Systems Biology, August 22-23, 2016 Philadelphia, USA; International Conference on Nucleic Acids August 04-06, 2016 Seattle, USA; 253rd ACS National Meeting, April 02-06, 2017 San Francisco, USA; Conference on Membrane Transport Proteins, June 12-17, 2016 Lucca, Italy; Conference on Protein Folding Dynamics, January 10-15, 2016 Galveston, USA; 9th International Workshop on X-ray Radiation Damage to Biological Crystalline Samples, March 09-11 2016 Lund, Sweden; Biophysical Society’s 60th Annual Meeting, February 27-March 02 2016 Los Angeles, USA; 15th European Conference on Computational Biology, September 03-07 2016 The Hague, Netherlands; The 31st Symposium of The Protein Society, July 24-27, 2017 Montreal, Canada.

 

Track-8 Molecular Modelling and Simulation

Molecular modelling and simulation embraces all the hypothetical methods and computational procedures used to mimic the behaviour of macromolecules. These techniques are used in diverse fields of drug design, computational chemistry, materials science and computational biology for studying macromolecular systems ranging from small to large biological systems. Simplest calculations can be achieved by hand, but certainly computers are essential to perform molecular modelling of reasonably sized system. Molecular simulation on the other hand uses powerful computers to simulate the interactions between atoms and to understand the properties of materials. Such simulations involve methods that range from very detailed quantum mechanical calculations on atoms to coarse-grained classical dynamics of large groups of molecules on a timescale of milliseconds or longer.

Relevant Conferences

International Conference on Biochemistry, October 10-12, 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, USA; 7th International Conference on Proteomics, October 24-26, 2016 Rome, Italy; 3rd International Conference on Big Data Analysis and Data Mining, September 26-28, 2016 London, UK; 5th International Conference on Computational Systems Biology, August 22-23, 2016 Philadelphia, USA; International Conference on Nucleic Acids August 04-06, 2016 Seattle, USA; 253rd ACS National Meeting, April 02-06, 2017 San Francisco, USA; Conference on Membrane Transport Proteins, June 12-17, 2016 Lucca, Italy; Conference on Protein Folding Dynamics, January 10-15, 2016 Galveston, USA; 9th International Workshop on X-ray Radiation Damage to Biological Crystalline Samples, March 09-11 2016 Lund, Sweden; Biophysical Society’s 60th Annual Meeting, February 27-March 02 2016 Los Angeles, USA; 15th European Conference on Computational Biology, September 03-07 2016 The Hague, Netherlands; The 31st Symposium of The Protein Society, July 24-27, 2017 Montreal, Canada.

 

Track-9 Drug Designing

Drug design is also referred as rational drug design. It is an inventive process to find new medication centred on the knowledge of biological target. Drug is most commonly a small molecule that inhibits or activates the function of a biomolecule, which in turn outcomes in a therapeutic benefit to the patient. Drug design commonly but not essentially relies on computational techniques. This type of modelling is often mentioned to as computer-aided drug design. Drug design that depends on the knowledge of the 3D structure of the target is known as structure-based drug design. The main methods available for drug design are structure based drug design and ligand based drug design.

Relevant Conferences

International Conference on Biochemistry, October 10-12, 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, USA; 7th International Conference on Proteomics, October 24-26, 2016 Rome, Italy; 3rd International Conference on Big Data Analysis and Data Mining, September 26-28, 2016 London, UK; 5th International Conference on Computational Systems Biology, August 22-23, 2016 Philadelphia, USA; International Conference on Nucleic Acids August 04-06, 2016 Seattle, USA; 253rd ACS National Meeting, April 02-06, 2017 San Francisco, USA; Conference on Membrane Transport Proteins, June 12-17, 2016 Lucca, Italy; Conference on Protein Folding Dynamics, January 10-15, 2016 Galveston, USA; 9th International Workshop on X-ray Radiation Damage to Biological Crystalline Samples, March 09-11 2016 Lund, Sweden; Biophysical Society’s 60th Annual Meeting, February 27-March 02 2016 Los Angeles, USA; 15th European Conference on Computational Biology, September 03-07 2016 The Hague, Netherlands; The 31st Symposium of The Protein Society, July 24-27, 2017 Montreal, Canada.

 

Track-10 Frontiers in Structural Biology

The main focus of a structural biologist is protein structure determination and drug design. Protein plays an important role in human body. Living things would not exist without proteins. Proteins are involved in all aspects of living things. Several proteins provide structure to cells; others tend bind to and carry vital molecules all through the body. Some proteins are involved in biochemical reactions in the body which are termed as enzymes. Others are involved in muscle contractions and immunity. Structure determination of proteins has always been a challenging filed. The complex areas in the field include viruses, pathogens, membrane proteins and signalling pathways. Novel progressions are being done in the arenas of nanopatternig and multi scale modelling of cell signalling proteins.

Relevant Conferences

International Conference on Biochemistry, October 10-12, 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, USA; 7th International Conference on Proteomics, October 24-26, 2016 Rome, Italy; 3rd International Conference on Big Data Analysis and Data Mining, September 26-28, 2016 London, UK; 5th International Conference on Computational Systems Biology, August 22-23, 2016 Philadelphia, USA; International Conference on Nucleic Acids August 04-06, 2016 Seattle, USA; 253rd ACS National Meeting, April 02-06, 2017 San Francisco, USA; Conference on Membrane Transport Proteins, June 12-17, 2016 Lucca, Italy; Conference on Protein Folding Dynamics, January 10-15, 2016 Galveston, USA; 9th International Workshop on X-ray Radiation Damage to Biological Crystalline Samples, March 09-11 2016 Lund, Sweden; Biophysical Society’s 60th Annual Meeting, February 27-March 02 2016 Los Angeles, USA; 15th European Conference on Computational Biology, September 03-07 2016 The Hague, Netherlands; The 31st Symposium of The Protein Society, July 24-27, 2017 Montreal, Canada.

Track-11 Structural Biology in Cancer Research

Major part of research is being carried out in the area of cancer. The main aim is to design and discover novel and effective drugs to cure the disease. Structural biology combined with molecular modelling mainly aims at drug designing. Subsequently, numerous team leaders in Structural biology carry out cancer research to accelerate the exploitation of molecular understanding of biomolecules in the advancement of novel cancer therapies.

Relevant Conferences

International Conference on Biochemistry, October 10-12, 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, USA; 7th International Conference on Proteomics, October 24-26, 2016 Rome, Italy; 3rd International Conference on Big Data Analysis and Data Mining, September 26-28, 2016 London, UK; 5th International Conference on Computational Systems Biology, August 22-23, 2016 Philadelphia, USA; International Conference on Nucleic Acids August 04-06, 2016 Seattle, USA; 253rd ACS National Meeting, April 02-06, 2017 San Francisco, USA; Conference on Membrane Transport Proteins, June 12-17, 2016 Lucca, Italy; Conference on Protein Folding Dynamics, January 10-15, 2016 Galveston, USA; 9th International Workshop on X-ray Radiation Damage to Biological Crystalline Samples, March 09-11 2016 Lund, Sweden; Biophysical Society’s 60th Annual Meeting, February 27-March 02 2016 Los Angeles, USA; 15th European Conference on Computational Biology, September 03-07 2016 The Hague, Netherlands; The 31st Symposium of The Protein Society, July 24-27, 2017 Montreal, Canada.

 

Track-12 Structural Biology Complexity Arenas

Structural biology aims at understanding biomolecules at atomic level. All most all aspects in structural biology research seem to be complex. Researchers have been proven to be successful in solving many of the complexities like determination of protein structures, functional annotations and drug designing. Though structures of proteins are solved on a huge scale, the gap between available sequence data and structure data is enormous. Bridging this gap is one of the main challenges. In the current research, some of the most complex areas are protein folding, catching the complication of dynamic nanomachines and signalling networks, understanding the intrinsically disordered proteins.

Relevant Conferences

International Conference on Biochemistry, October 10-12, 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, USA; 7th International Conference on Proteomics, October 24-26, 2016 Rome, Italy; 3rd International Conference on Big Data Analysis and Data Mining, September 26-28, 2016 London, UK; 5th International Conference on Computational Systems Biology, August 22-23, 2016 Philadelphia, USA; International Conference on Nucleic Acids August 04-06, 2016 Seattle, USA; 253rd ACS National Meeting, April 02-06, 2017 San Francisco, USA; Conference on Membrane Transport Proteins, June 12-17, 2016 Lucca, Italy; Conference on Protein Folding Dynamics, January 10-15, 2016 Galveston, USA; 9th International Workshop on X-ray Radiation Damage to Biological Crystalline Samples, March 09-11 2016 Lund, Sweden; Biophysical Society’s 60th Annual Meeting, February 27-March 02 2016 Los Angeles, USA; 15th European Conference on Computational Biology, September 03-07 2016 The Hague, Netherlands; The 31st Symposium of The Protein Society, July 24-27, 2017 Montreal, Canada.

 

Track-13 Recent Advances in Structural Biology

Structural biology is one of the expanding fields. In the course of time many advances have taken place. Huge number of solved structures has amplified rapidly. The field of drug design and drug discovery has been advanced. Functional annotations are another field where progressions are being seen. Alterations in order to improve the effectiveness of prevailing tools can also be noted. Remarkable advances can be seen in the areas of imaging technologies and advancement of hybrid methods to understand the structure and function of proteins.

Relevant Conferences

International Conference on Biochemistry, October 10-12, 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, USA; 7th International Conference on Proteomics, October 24-26, 2016 Rome, Italy; 3rd International Conference on Big Data Analysis and Data Mining, September 26-28, 2016 London, UK; 5th International Conference on Computational Systems Biology, August 22-23, 2016 Philadelphia, USA; International Conference on Nucleic Acids August 04-06, 2016 Seattle, USA; 253rd ACS National Meeting, April 02-06, 2017 San Francisco, USA; Conference on Membrane Transport Proteins, June 12-17, 2016 Lucca, Italy; Conference on Protein Folding Dynamics, January 10-15, 2016 Galveston, USA; 9th International Workshop on X-ray Radiation Damage to Biological Crystalline Samples, March 09-11 2016 Lund, Sweden; Biophysical Society’s 60th Annual Meeting, February 27-March 02 2016 Los Angeles, USA; 15th European Conference on Computational Biology, September 03-07 2016 The Hague, Netherlands; The 31st Symposium of The Protein Society, July 24-27, 2017 Montreal, Canada.

We are delighted to invite you all to attend the "6th International Conference on Structural Biology" which is going to be held during August 22-23, 2016 at New Orleans, USA.

Structural Biology 2016 provides a stand for structural biologists interested in understanding related processes such as protein folding, protein dynamics, molecular modeling, drug design, and computational biology. Central tools used in this research include X-ray diffraction, NMR, electron microscopy, other spectroscopies and biophysical methods, protein expression, bio-physical and bio-organic chemistry, computer science and bioengineering. 

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Summary:

Structural biology is the study of the 3D structure of biologically important molecules and macromolecules such as proteins, nucleic acids and carbohydrates. The 3D structures of these molecules generally define their function. Biomolecules are too small to see in detail even with the most advanced light microscopes. The methods that structural biologists use to determine their structures generally involve measurements on vast numbers of identical molecules at the same time. Structural biology 2016 deals with topics like experimental and computational methods of biomolecule structure prediction, structural bioinformatics, membrane proteins, molecular modelling simulation and drug designing.

Importance & Scope:

Structural biology has been extensively used in the pharmaceutical industries for drug designing and drug discovery. Pharmaceutical industries are expected to grow at a high rate in coming years, which is expected to boost the growth of the market.

Why New Orleans, USA?

New Orleans is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. There are 14 major universities and colleges where life science research is carried out. The city has best of researchers in the field of structural biology.

It is well known that USA has the world’s largest life science and pharmaceutical market. In 2010, total medicine expenditure in the United States was approximately 316 billion U.S. dollars. In 2011, U.S. pharmacy industry amounted to about 231.34 billion U.S. dollars in profit.  U.S. pharmaceutical preparation manufacturing gross output increased to over 170 billion U.S. dollars. The global market for pharmaceuticals topped $1 trillion in sales in 2014. The world’s 10 largest drug companies generated $429.4 billion of that revenue. Five of the top 10 companies are headquartered in the U.S.: Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Abbot Laboratories, Merck and Eli Lilly.

                                          Global Life Science Market Share by Country

Why to attend?

Meet your target market with recent business reports on structural biology and drug designing making news which manifests the tremendous growth in market value for pharmaceutical industry. Since structural biology focuses on structure determination through X-ray crystallography, NMR, Cryo-EM; computational structure prediction; identification of signalling pathways and drug designing through various bioinformatics software, it would be a great opportunity for companies dealing with analytical instruments and software useful in these fields. Also many upcoming students and researchers can benefit themselves by participating in world class International workshops, symposia during the conference which will be conducted by experts in the respective fields.

Major Structural Biology Related Associations around the Globe:

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Czech Society for Structural Biology

Biophysical Society

American Chemical Society

New England Structural Biology Association

The Protein Society

American Crystallographic Association

International Union of Crystallography

British Crystallographic Association

European Crystallographic Association

Hellenic Crystallographic Association

Bioinformatics society of India 

International Society for Computational Biology

South African  Crystallographic Society

Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Australian Society for Biophysics

American Society for Mass Spectrometry

British Biophysical Society

Bioinformatics Italian Society

Mid-South Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society

Major Structural Biology Related  Research Units in USA:

Andrej Sali Lab

Markey Center for Structural Biology

New York Structural Biology Center

Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology, Einstein College

Department of Structural and Cellular Biology - Tulane University

Structural Biology — Penn State University

Chemical and Structural Biology – The Rockfeller University

Center for Structural Biology - University of Illinois at Chicago

Structural Biology Facility - Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

Department of Cellular and Structural Biology – UT Health Science Center

UCSF Macromolecular Structure Group

Structural Biology NMR Facility - University of Minnesota

Target Audience: 

Directors/Managers & Business Delegates,  Director of Laboratories, Universities, Industries, Investigators, Post-Doctoral Fellows, Research and Diagnostic Laboratories, Clinical Fellows, Research Scholars, Students, Biomedical Research companies.  

Rise in the number of clinical trials, toxicological studies, and health awareness for nutritional products, rapid growth of structural biology analytical instruments, software and solutions, and use of structural biology as a base for drug designing will propel the growth of pharmaceutical market. 

Glance at Market of Structural Biology:

The market is mainly driven by the increasing research funding for structural biology from governments and private investors, growing demand for novel drug design and personalized medicine in the U.S. and Europe, and the increasing need for toxicology testing. 
 
 In 2013, North America was the market leader with a share of ~42% of the global market, followed by Europe with a share of ~38%. The presence of a large number of analytical equipment manufacturers has contributed significantly to the North American and European structural biology/drug market. However, the Asia-Pacific region represents a significant growth opportunity for the structural biology/drug market during the forecast period of 2014 to 2019. The APAC market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 23% during the forecast period. The growth in this market is driven by the growing pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
 
The global structural biology market was valued at $565 million in 2014 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 30% from 2014 to 2019. 
 
Fund Allotment towards Structural Biology Research:
 
NIH spends approximately $65 million each year for protein structure determination. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Prevention Research, has funded $358.1 million in 2015. The state of California, has reportedly invested $10-12 million in direct cancer research annually, while the National Cancer Institute (NCI) within the United States has reportedly spend $4.8 to $5.2 billion per annum on cancer research and treatment development. With the recent request for applications, the NIGMS expects to support three to six large  research centers at a level of up to $3 million per center.

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