iNEXT-Discovery 1st Annual Scientific Meeting

Date: 16-Feb-2021 11:00 CET to 16-Feb-2021 19:00 CET

Contact: Hans Wienk



This First Annual Scientific Meeting took place online on February 16th, 2021.

It turned out a great meeting with over 300 participants from all over the world that enjoyed excellent internal and external speakers explaining recent structural biology technology developments and applications!


Time Table

Session 1: New developments in iNEXT technologies (Chair: Margarida Archer, ITQB)

11:00 - 11:05 Margarida Archer ITQB Opening words
11:05 - 11:20 Roberta Pierattelli CIRMMP Structural and unstructural biology by NMR
11:20 - 11:40 Rebecca Thompson ABSL Behaviour of macromolecules at the air water interface and its role in cryoEM sample preparation
11:40 - 12:00 Haydyn Mertens EMBL-HH Developments in SAXS at the P12 beamline of the EMBL in Hamburg
12:00 - 12:20 Josan Marquez EMBL-GR High-throughput, Automated Crystallography Pipelines for Drug Discovery
12:20 - 12:40 Peijun Zhang Oxford University Visualizing virus infection by multi-scale cryo-imaging


12:40 - 13:00: Socialize / Meet the Speakers


13:00 - 13:10 Ben Apker MiTeGen Crystallography and Cryo-EM Sample Preparation and Handling Technology Developments


13:10 - 14:00: Flash talks - 5 minute presentations (Chair: Enrico Luchinat, CIRMMP):

Lukas Trantirek (CEITEC), Juan Reguera Vidaechea (AMU, FR), Tiago Lopes Gomes (IRB, ES), Albert Weixlbaumer (CBI), Marta Perez-Illana (CNB-CSIC), Carlos Oscar Sorzano (CSIC), Daiana Capdevila (IL, AR), Marco Schiavina (CIRMMP).


14:00 - 14:30: Break / Info

14:00 - 14:30 Hans Wienk NKI iNEXT-Discovery Q&A
14:00 - 14:30 Callum Smith INSTRUCT ARIA Info session / Q&A


Session 2: Insights in structural biology, Pt. 1 (Chair: Michaela Wimmerova, CEITEC)

14:30 - 15:00 Katja Petzold Karolinska Institute, Stockholm Dancing RNA: microRNA dynamics by NMR
15:00 - 15:30 Martin Blackledge IBS, Grenoble NMR studies of highly dynamic viral replication complexes
15:30 - 16:00 Montserrat Barcena LUMC, Leiden Cellular cryotomography unveils a missing link in coronavirus replication


16:00 - 16:15: Break


Session 3: Insights in structural biology, Pt. 2 (Chair: Jose Maria Carazo, CSIC)

16:15 - 16:45 Holger stark MPI, Goettingen Atomic resolution structure determination by cryo-EM
16:45 - 17:15 Dominik Oberthuer DESY, Hamburg High output serial crystallography  
17:15 - 17:45 Brent Nannenga Arizona State University High-resolution structure determination by microcrystal electron diffraction
17:45 Tassos Perrakis NKI Closing words


18:00 - 19:00: Socializing - Meet the speakers, meet the technologies


Thank you all for making this a great event!


The Organizing Team

Margarida Archer (ITQB)

Jose Maria Carazo (CSIC)

Enrico Luchinat (CIRMMP)

Michaela Wimmerová (CEITEC)

Anastassis Perrakis (NKI)

Hans Wienk (NKI)