Poster Prize Awarded at IUCr


Serah Kimani
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Serah Kimani
Adriana Kantchevae
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Adriana Kantcheva

The RCSB PDB Poster Prize at the XXII Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr, August 22-30, Madrid, Spain) went to Serah Kimani for Unexpected reactions resulting from mutating catalytic residues in an amidase reveal the role of the catalytic unit (Serah Kimani,a Trevor Sewell,b aDepartment of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town (South Africa). bElectron Microscope Unit, University of Cape Town, Cape Town (South Africa)).

Serah will receive an Early Career Scientist Travel Award to attend the PDB40 symposium to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, October 28-30.

The judging committee also recognized Adriana Kantcheva with an honorable mention for Structure of the chloride dependent E290S-LeuT mutant from Aquifex aeolicus (Adriana K. Kantcheva,a Anne-Marie Lund Winther,a Matthias Quick,b Jonathan A. Javitch,b and Poul Nissen,a aCenter for Structural Biology, Dept. Molecular Biology, University of Aarhus (Denmark). bCenter for Molecular Recognition, Dept. Pharmacology, Columbia University, New York).

Adriana will receive a subscription to Science.

Many thanks to the judges, who worked through all six days of poster presentations: Bernhard Rupp (k.k.Hofkristallamt), Kam Zhang (RIKEN), Manfred Weiss (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin), Jochen Mueller Dieckmann (EMBL-Hamburg), George Phillips (University Wisconsin-Madison), Clyde Smith (Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory), Miroslav Cygler (National Research Council Canada).

Special thanks to the Poster Judging Committee Chair Katherine Kantardjieff (California State University San Marcos) and to the IUCr.

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