ACA Three Minute Thesis Contest


Round One: Sunday, 7/21/2019 @ 12:00 PM 

TMT Group A: Ballroom B (BRB)

TMT Group B: Ballroom C (BRC)

 


Round Two/FINALS: Monday, 7/22/2019 @ 12:00 PM 


These sessions are fully populated by accepted abstracts submitted to all scientific sessions by young scientists including postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students. Authors will present a 3-minute thesis talk that gives a broad overview of key discoveries, methods, and/or applications of their research while minimizing technical language. Therefore, these sessions will be accessible to a general audience and provide a rapid overview of the impact young scientists have on the field of crystallography. Each presentation is 3 minutes with 1 powerpoint slide and no questions. The 3-minute thesis competition will run parallel qualifying rounds on Sunday July 21 and a finals round on Monday July 22 where top presenters will compete for prizes. Presenters will also give their full poster or oral presentation in the session to which their abstract was originally accepted.

CHAIRS:
Chelsy C. Chesterman
Korey Carter
Victor Young


 

Participant Instructions 

Round One: Sunday, 7/21/2019 @ 12:00 PM 

TMT Group A: Ballroom B (BRB)

TIME OF PRESENTATION

TITLE

AUTHOR/PRESENTER

12:00 PM

 

Session Introduction

12:10 PM

Cluster-mining: An approach for determining core structures of metallic nanoparticles from atomic pair distribution function (PDF) data

 

Soham Banerjee

([email protected])

Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University

 

12:14 PM

Visualization of the core of a modified Amyloid-β polymorph with MicroED

 

Rebeccah Warmack

([email protected])

University of California, Los Angeles

 

12:18 PM

Biochemical and Structural Investigation of the Dynamic Regulation Mechanism of Pyruvate Kinase Muscle Isoform 2 using Amino Acids

 

Suparno Nandi

([email protected])

The University of Iowa

 

12:22 PM

The crystal structure and slow time-resolved oxidative decay of an E. coli DHFR complex with tetrahydrofolate with implications to drug design

 

Hongnan Cao

([email protected])

Georgia Institute of Technology

 

12:26 PM

Co-crystal structure of Protein kinase C-iota with inhibitor reveals an unique binding mode

 

Nithya Baburajendran

([email protected])

Senior Post-doctoral research fellow

 

12:30 PM

TBA

 

TBA

 

12:34 PM

Acidic substrate tunnel redesign by loop transplant to enhance SES7 selectivity towards base amino acids

 

heng tang

([email protected])

Jiangnan University

 

12:38 PM

An isoreticular family of expanded photo-redox active titanium metal-organic frameworks

 

Demetrius Vazquez-Molina

([email protected])

University of Central Florida

 

12:42 PM

Novel homo and heterometallic linear trinuclear complexes employing N-2-pyrimidylimidoyl-2-pyrimidylamidine ligands

 

Raúl Castañeda

([email protected])

University of Ottawa

 

12:46 PM

The structure of the Plasmodium falciparum 20S proteasome in complex with the PA28 activator.

 

Riley Metcalfe

([email protected])

University of Melbourne

 

12:50 PM

Interconnected Signatures of Quantum Spin Liquid Physics Across the Barlowite Family of Quantum Magnets

 

Rebecca Smaha

([email protected])

Stanford University

 

12:54 PM

Structure of intermediates of the water oxidation reaction in photosystem II

 

Louise Lassalle

([email protected])

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

 

 

 

Round One: Sunday, 7/21/2019 @ 12:00 PM 

TMT Group B: Ballroom C (BRC)

Time of Presentation

Title

Author/Presenter

12:00 PM

 

Session Introduction

12:10 PM

SASE-MAD protein structure determination and charge assignment to metal sites using XFEL crystallography

 

Asmit Bhowmick

([email protected])

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

 

12:14 PM

Probing the in-situ dynamics of structure-property evolution in hybrid perovskite thin films spincoated from complex fluids by a custom designed, beamline compatible multimodal measurement chamber

 

Shambhavi Pratap

([email protected])

Lehrstuhl für funktionelle Materialen, Technische Universität München

 

12:18 PM

Extreme Amyloid Polymorphism in Staphylococcus aureus Virulent PSMα Peptides

 

Nir Salinas

([email protected])

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

 

12:22 PM

Insight into molecular level interactions between imidazolium based ionic liquids and cellulose combining NMR, SAXS and MD simulations

 

Aparna Annamraju 

([email protected])

The University of Tennessee

12:26 PM

Hotspots API: A toolkit for the application of Fragment Hotspot Mapping to Structure Based Drug Discovery

 

Peter Curran

([email protected])

CCDC

 

12:30 PM

Evolution of a Bifunctional Reductase/Diels-Alderase for Fungal Indole Alkaloid Biosynthesis

 

Qingyun Dan

([email protected])

University of Michigan

 

12:34 PM

TBA

 

TBA

 

12:38 PM

Structural analysis by stochastic differential scanning calorimetry

 

Alex Sherman

([email protected])

Purdue University

 

12:42 PM

Non-negative matrix factorization for isolating damage-free reflections in macromolecular synchrotron data collection

 

Sreya Sarkar

([email protected])

Purdue University

 

12:46 PM

Protein crystals are ~50% “solvent”.  What is “solvent”?

 

David Moreau

([email protected])

Physics Department, Cornell University

 

12:50 PM

TBA

 

TBA

 

12:54 PM

Interplay of Electrostatic Interactions, Nanoparticle Dispersion, and Ion Transport in Ionomer Nanocomposites

Allison Domhoff

([email protected])

Clemson University