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Which topics were not covered as extensively as anticipated?
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1Jun 12, 2010 6:40 AMbasic introduction to certain software (some workshops required quite an expert level)਀ special strategies for certain problems - more practical lectures!
2Jun 12, 2010 7:10 AMDNA protein interactions
3Jun 12, 2010 7:21 AMAn extra session for talks on 'hot results' from younger PIs would have been nice
4Jun 12, 2010 10:58 AMNothing crucial left out
5Jun 12, 2010 11:26 AMDNA repair
6Jun 12, 2010 12:08 PMMore details on methodological approach to difficult problems vs. results.
7Jun 12, 2010 12:09 PMmethodology to work with membrane proteins
8Jun 12, 2010 12:21 PMNMR
9Jun 12, 2010 2:34 PMstructure based drug design
10Jun 12, 2010 2:47 PMmore basic software workshops਀ more lectures on techniques
11Jun 12, 2010 2:54 PMCryo-EM
12Jun 12, 2010 3:43 PMmass spec and NMR
13Jun 12, 2010 4:46 PMTopics about viruses
14Jun 12, 2010 5:47 PMMethods. It would have been nice if speakers had told us how they solved a problem and not only told the outcome.
15Jun 12, 2010 5:58 PMtechnical questions of general nature
16Jun 13, 2010 12:50 AMTime resolved studies, DNA-protein interactions and complexes
17Jun 13, 2010 2:20 AMNothing that I can remember off-hand.
18Jun 13, 2010 7:24 AMsmall angle scattering
19Jun 13, 2010 9:21 PMmass spec and NMR
20Jun 14, 2010 12:50 AMNone.
21Jun 14, 2010 4:41 AMCryo EM data analysis
22Jun 14, 2010 2:00 PMcrystallographic methods and results: at least a few slides summarizing crystallographic results and quality of models should be part of any structural biology talk given at such a workshop. Otherwise the next generation gets the VERY wrong idea that the basis for a X-ray structural interpretation (interpreting the diffraction data and generating a model) not only can be burried in some supplemental material document, but that one also doesn't have to talk about it. There were more pictures of gels to proof certain hypotheses than of diffraction images or the (old-fashioned?) 'table 1'.
23Jun 14, 2010 2:35 PMDNA replication
24Jun 14, 2010 5:36 PMAlthough all speakers were fantastic, some of the talks were not quite as didactic as I expected (i.e. amazing results were shown, but little information on more broadly applicable practical/theoretical aspects)
25Jun 14, 2010 9:18 PM"The objective of this meeting is to introduce students to the use of advanced techniques for the study of structures of macromolecular assemblies involving protein, DNA, RNA and polysaccharide". Not enough space, in the main talks, on the techniques: too much interest into the biologically relevant results (even though of unquestionable biologicl relevance). Particularly a pity, since all the presented techniques and results represent "THE" future of structural biology, so they are of fundamental importance, especially for young people
26Jun 14, 2010 9:55 PMX-ray crystallography
27Jun 15, 2010 9:56 AMI felt it would be more important to present more of the software available - I understand that this is a difficult task though. More focus on techniques in the talks would be better.
28Jun 15, 2010 10:00 AMit would be better if people could participate in more workshops
29Jun 15, 2010 11:31 AMPractical experimental approaches to difficult problems (protein expression, crystallization, data collection, phasing), were mostly not covered by the speakers or only mentioned briefly in the discussion.
30Jun 15, 2010 11:44 AM1 - what will be the "frontiers" of macromolecular biological crystallography in the nest 10-20 years (i.e. the future "Nobel" projects); 2 - really hot (recent) new structures
31Jun 16, 2010 6:52 AMnone
32Jun 16, 2010 8:19 AMdifficulties during work and strategies to solve them were not so much dicussed
33Jun 16, 2010 11:57 PMNMR was not covered as much as one would expect especially the new developments on pushing the size, conformation and kinetics.
34Jun 20, 2010 6:05 PMA bit more teaching content would be nice.
35Jun 21, 2010 6:57 AMphenix
36Jun 21, 2010 9:37 AMBasic teaching of crystallography techniques, phasing methods etc.
37Jun 23, 2010 1:35 PMHow to stabilize large complexes for structure studies.