Poster Prize Awarded at ACA


Poster prize winner Serah Kimani.
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Poster Prize Awarded at ACA

The RCSB PDB Poster Prize at the 2010 Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association (ACA, July 24-29; Chicago, IL) went to Serah Kimani for Catalysis in the nitrilase superfamily amidases: Insights from the active site (Serah Kimani(1), Brandon Weber(2), Andrew Nel(3), Don Cowan(3), Trevor Sewell(2). (1)Molecular and Cell Biology Department, University of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, (2)Electron Microscope Unit, University of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, (3)Department of Biotechnology, University of the Western Cape, Western Cape, South Africa).

Sereh, who also won the award in 2007, will receive two educational books.

Honorable mentions were

  • Yuan Cheng, A uniquely open conformation revealed in the structure of a novel protein arginine Methyltransferase (Yuan Cheng, Monica Frazier, Matthew Redinbo University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Jennifer Cash, The structure of the muscle growth inhibitor myostatin bound to follistatin 288:  Insights into receptor utilization and heparin binding (Jennifer Cash(1), Carlis Rejon(2), Alexandra McPherron(3), Daniel Bernard(2), Thomas Thompson(1). (1)University of Cincinnati (2)McGill University, (3) National Institutes of Health

Many thanks to the judges: Michael James (University of Alberta), Cheryl Klein Stevens (Xavier University), Bi-Cheng Wang (University of Georgia), Eric Ortlund (Emory University), and Charles Carter (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).  Thanks also to Poster Committee Chair Victor G. Young, Jr. (University of Minnesota) and to Marcia Colquhoun and the ACA.

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