Austen Riggs - Adventures in Hemoglobin Research
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November 12 (Friday)          UT Faculty club

18:00                        Reception for Attendees


November 13 (Saturday)       AVAYA Auditorium (ACES 2.302)

9:45                             Opening Remarks by Thomas Baldwin

10:00 - 10:30               Warner E. Love, Johns Hopkins University

                           Austen and Me, and Hemoglobin, the Tie that Binds

10:30 11:00               Roy Weber, University of Aarhus, Denmark

                            Ecophysiological Adaptations in Oxygen-binding

                                  Globin Proteins


11:00 - 11:30               Coffee Break


11:30 - 12:00               Nora Terwilliger, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

                           Even Oxygen-binding Proteins Get The Blues

12:00 12:30               Joseph Bonaventura, Duke University Marine Laboratory

                           The Functions of Nitric Oxide in Blood


12:30 - 14:00               Lunch Break


14:00 - 14:30               Gary K. Ackers, Washington University School of Medicine

                           Proteomic Dissection of Cooperativity in

                              Human Hemoglobin Reveals the Classic Structural

                               Mechanism to Be 'Backwards'

14:30 15:00               Bob Noble, University of Buffalo

                           Exploring the T-State with Site-Directed Mutation

                              and FeZn Hybrids


15:00 - 15:30               Coffee Break


15:30 - 16:00               William Royer, UMass Medical School

                            Lumbricus Hemoglobin - A Study in Beauty and Complexity

16:00 16:30               John S. Olson, Rice University

                            Electrostatics, Baseball Gloves, Worms, and Fungi:

                              Lessons on Hemoglobin Physiology


16:30 - 18:00               free time


18:00 - 20:00          Banquet at DoubleTree Suites Hotel

                                   Wine Reception 

                                   30'  Slide Show                       

                                   M. Deric Bownds, University of Wisconsin-Madison

                           Lampreys, Tadpoles, and George Wald

                    H. Franklin Bunn, Brigham and Women's Hospital        

                                          Austen Riggs: A Two-State Model of Cooperativity,

                                             Creativity and Productivity

                                    Short speeches by others

20:00 20:15              Closing Remarks by Thomas Baldwin


20:15                           Party Ends 


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