HG2BG will be a hybrid symposium: in-person and Zoom. Please contact us via our symposium email (hitchhikersguide2biogal@gmail.com) for any questions.



2022 Symposium Workshops: 


  1. Mastering your ‘Aims’—foundations of grant writing is led by Drs. John Tesmer and Rob Stahelin. Both professors teach yearly grant writing courses at Purdue University and will provide great insight into your future grants or fellowship applications. This workshop will delve deeper into your Specific Aims page and discuss ways to improve your writing and captivate your reader. There will also be small group discussions to provide an interactive environment to this writing workshop!ARMSTRONG 1109
  1. Making figures and movies with PyMOL and Chimera/X is led by Dr. Nicholas Noinaj. Dr. Noinaj teaches an X-ray Crystallography course at Purdue University where he has developed labs to teach students how to use softwares like PyMOL and Chimera/X to make figures and movies. In this workshop, you will be able to bring your laptop with the downloaded softwares and gain practical experience making publication quality figures and movies. ARMSTRONG 1021
  1. New instrumentation is revolutionizing structural biology is led by scientists from SPT Labtech, an industry company that has been on the cutting edge of developing structural biology tools. The team will be bringing instruments they have developed and teaching participants how to use them for designing crystal screens and for drop-setting. This is a perfect workshop for beginners or experienced structural biologists. Also, if you're curious about structural biology, this would be a great tutorial to get you familiarized with instruments available to you at Purdue University. ARMSTRONG 1028
  1. Insights into AlphaFold—a revolution in protein structure prediction is led by Dr. Daisuke Kihara. Dr. Kihara teaches "Computing for Life Sciences" at Purdue University, and his lab has been developing tools for structure prediction for many years. In this tutorial, you will get to use the software AlphaFold2 to predict a single protein structure and ColabFold to predict protein complexes. You will also be shown how to interpret these models and how to model them into CryoEM density. No prior computing experience is needed to attend this workshop! ARMSTRONG 1103