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Center for Structure & Function of Drug Targets, Shanghai Insitute of Materia Medica (SIMM) and The Joint Center for Innovative Membrane Protein Technologies (JCIMPT), operated at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the NIH Common Fund’s Structural Biology program, is teaming up with Formulatrix to host a workshop for LCP Crystalization tool and technologies. Prof. Zhao Qiang , Prof. Wu Beili and Dr. Wei Liu will be leading participants through the LCP crystallization process with hand’s on demonstrations and setups using their own samples.

The workshop is a reprise of a successful training session held by JCIMPT at TSRI in November, 2010


9:00 – 10:15 LCP introduction (Presenter: Wei Liu)
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 13:00 4 Concurrent sessions

  • LCP preparation, Hands-on session. Tips and tricks for LCP preparation and manual dispensing. Manual crystallization setup.
    Presented by Wei Liu, The Scripps Research Institute.
  • LCP-FRAP, Theory behind LCP-FRAP. Live demonstration of LCP-FRAP experiments using sample plates provided by SIMM.
    Presented by Qiang Zhao and Beili Wu, SIMM.
  • LCP crystallization setups, Live demonstration of robotic crystallization setups using protein samples brought by participants.
    Presented by Yudi Wibisono, Formulatrix.
  • LCP crystal imaging, Presentation on the theory and state of the art of LCP imaging techniques. Live demonstration of LCP imaging using visible light, polarization, UV, second harmonic generation, and two-photon excited fluorescence. Plates with crystals provided by SIMM.
    Presented by Eric Zhao, Formulatrix.

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 16:30 Concurrent sessions continued
16:30 – 17:15 Questions and Answers.
17:15 – 18:00 Discussions

Registration Information

This workshop is limited to 32 participants on a first come first served policy. Once spots are filled we will generate a waiting list of additionally interested participants. If any registered attendees cannot make the workshop, we will contact our waiting list to fill spots. There will be a fee of $100 for participants educational/non-profit labs, and $500 for those from commercial labs. Please let us know if you are interested by emailing Yudi Wibisono. We will be following up with RSVP’s for expanded contact information