The workshop was organized by the Joint Center for Innovative Membrane Protein Technologies (JCIMPT), operated at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and funded by the NIH Common Fund’s Structural Biology program, together with Formulatrix and held on August 2nd, 2012, at the MIT campus, Cambridge, MA. Vadim Cherezov (TSRI) was leading the workshop with assistance from Wei Liu, Aaron Thompson and Eugene Chun from TSRI, and Ellen Gualtieri, Eric Zhao, Daniel Kurnianto and Jon Washer from Formulatrix.

32 participants from 8 different countries attended the workshop. 8 participants brought their own membrane protein samples and used them to setup crystallization trials during the workshop.

Agenda and Archived Presentations

9:00 – 10:15 LCP Introduction (pdf)
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.
  • LCP-FRAP (pdf). Theory behind LCP-FRAP. Live demonstration of LCP-FRAP experiments using sample plates provided by JCIMPT.
  • LCP crystallization setups . Live demonstration of robotic crystallization setups using protein samples brought by participants
  • 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 JCIMPT.

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

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