Programme and Venue
Instruct-ERIC Centre Finland Opening and Structural Biology Finland Conference 2021 will be an online meeting on December 17, 2021 at 9:30-18:00 EET (8:30-17:00 CET).
Venue

Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, the event will be held only as an online event

  • a link provided for registered participants
Session 1.

Chair Tommi Kajander (University of Helsinki)

9:30-9:45
Welcome and Opening Words 
Sarah Butcher (University of Helsinki, Instruct-ERIC Finland and FINStruct Director)

9:45-10:15
TBA - Opening of the Instruct-ERIC Centre Finland
David Stuart (University of Oxford, Instruct-ERIC Director)

10:15-10:30 
Research on human tankyrases at the Instruct-ERIC facilities: Structural studies and drug development
Lari Lehtiö (University of Oulu, Biocenter Oulu Structural Biology core facility)

10:30-10:45  
Characterization of extracellular vesicles with the facilities offered by structural biology
Marjo Yliperttula (University of Helsinki)

10:45-11:00
Insights into transcribing viral particles through high quality sample preparation and cryo-electron microscopy
Minna Poranen (University of Helsinki, Biomolecular Complex Purification core facility)

11:00-11:15
TBA
Salla Ruskamo (University of Oulu)

11:15-11:45
Poster Flash Presentations selected from abstracts

11:45-13:00 Lunch break, Exhibition, Vendor presentation:

During the lunch break at 12:30-12:50 Cutting edge innovation in Cryo-EM
Max Maletta (Thermo Fisher Scientific)

Session 2.

Chair Maria Anastasina (University of Helsinki

13:00-13:15
Seeing is believing – capturing dynamic viruses in the act
Sarah Butcher (University of Helsinki, CryoEM Core Facility)

13:15-13:30 
Native mass spectrometry in studying protein structure and function
Juha Rouvinen (University of Eastern Finland, Native Mass Spectrometry Core facility)

13:30-13:45
Tailored training and state-of-the-art infrastructure at the Structural Bioinformatics Laboratory
Tiina A. Salminen (Åbo Akademi University, Structural Bioinformatics Laboratory)

13:45-14:00
Recent advances in mass spectrometry based quantitative proteomics
Markku Varjosalo (University of Helsinki, Single-Cell Proteomics Core Facility)

14:00-14:15
The new detector and goniometer setup at the Turku Protein Structure and Chemistry Core Facility: One year of operation
Anastassios Papageorgiou (University of Turku, Protein Structure and Chemistry Core Facility)

14:15-14:30
Cryo-EM structure of human TRiC chaperonin reveals actin and tubulin folding intermediates
Juha Huiskonen (University Of Helsinki)

14:30-15:30
Poster session, Exhibition, TBA

Session 3.

Chair Ilona Rissanen (University of Helsinki)

15:30-16:00
Structural basis of rapid actin dynamics in pathogenic Leishmania parasites
Pekka Lappalainen (University of Helsinki)             

16:00-16:15
Structural dynamics and solvent access in the function of the bacterial phytochrome
Janne Ihalainen (University of Jyväskylä)

16:15-16:30  
Borrelia burgdorferi BmpD – a novel drug target for Lyme disease
Mia Åstrand (Åbo Akademi University)

16:30-16:45
The endocytic cytoskeleton as a model to understand actin regulation
Leonardo Almeida-Souza (University of Helsinki)

16:45-17:00
Wrap up of the meeting, poster prize announcement

17:00-18:00 
TBA / Get-Together at the Posters