[phenixbb] Diffraction Methods in Structural Biology - Gordon Research Conference - July 24-29, 2022
jmholton at lbl.gov
Sat May 7 10:11:10 PDT 2022
Many of you may recall approximately 1000 years ago we were looking
forward to getting together for another great Diffraction Methods GRC.
Now, after a 4-year break, the meeting is on!
It will be in-person at Bates College in Lewiston, ME, USA, on July
24-29 of 2022. Strange how it is strange to be considering meeting in
person, but recent GRCs have proven they can be conducted safely. We've
learned a lot about viruses in recent years, both in our lives and in
our labs. Artificial Intelligence has come a long way, and the role of
biological structure, and indeed science in general, is impacting the
everyday lives of human beings more than ever before.
It is time we got together to talk about all this. Yes, we've gotten a
lot of work done remotely, but some things just have to wait until you
are face-to-face. Preferably over a Maine lobster dinner. GRCs are not
about listening to talks, they are about the discussion that comes
after. Newcomers and Veterans sharing and debating ideas until far too
late at night. It is my sincere hope that fighting this virus, and
looking toward a brighter future, will inspire even more visionary and
collaborative ideas for the role structure will play in that future. I
can't imagine a better theme of discussion for this next meeting.
Some may also recall that in 2020 we were accepting tax-deductible
donations to help attendees from underrepresented groups overcome the
financial barriers to GRC attendance. Those funds are still available,
and donations are also still possible. I ask that applicants who feel
they may qualify please self-identify to me, off-list, in an email. It
is my goal to bring as many diverse backgrounds and points of view as
possible into this meeting, because that is what makes for the most
MAD Scientist and Chair of the 2020/2022 Diffraction Methods GRC
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