Welcome to 3DSIG 2014 - July 11-12

boston college We are very pleased to announce the tenth 3DSIG meeting that will be held in Boston in summer 2014.

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Poster Awards

James Dunbar (ID 28) - Examining variable domain orientations in antigen receptors gives insight into TCR-like antibody design.
James Dunbar, Angelika Fuchs, Jiye Shi and Charlotte M. Deane

Michael LeVine (ID 10) - Nbit: An N-body information theory framework for understanding collective motions in proteins
Michael V. LeVine, and Harel Weinstein

Kyle Roberts (ID 48) - Improving minimized protein design efficiency with partitioned continuous rotamers
Kyle E. Roberts and Bruce R. Donald

Oral Awards

Ma Jianzhu (ID 7) - MRFalign: protein homology detection through alignment of Markov Random Fields
Jianzhu Ma, Sheng Wang, Zhiyong Wang, Jinbo Xu

Matthieu Chartier - A novel tool to identify molecular interaction field similarities
Matthieu Chartier and Rafael Najmanovich

We are happy to announce the tenth 3Dsig meeting. Two very full days with a balance of invited talks, short oral presentations, two laptop/poster sessions, and critical, topic-focused discussions. A truly unique event bringing together in one place the structural computational biology community.

3DSIG 2014 will present the fifth "Warren DeLano Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biophysics Award" in honour of Warren DeLano and the contributions he made to our community. The award sum of $1000 will be given for the best presentation on behalf of the DeLano foundation. Further prizes also available for best posters.

Relevant topics include:

  • Structure-based drug discovery including polypharmacology and network pharmacology.
  • Structure representation, classification and prediction.
  • Structure-based function prediction.
  • Docking, analysis, prediction and simulation of biomolecular interactions such as protein-protein, protein-ligand and protein-nucleic-acid.
  • Protein dynamics and disorder.
  • Evolution studied through structures.
  • Application of structure to systems biology.
  • Macromolecular assemblies.
  • Structural genomics.
  • 3D databases and data mining.
  • Molecular visualization.
  • Relevant methods of structure determination, particularly hybrid methods.
  • Prediction and analysis of protein domains.
  • Membrane protein structure analysis and prediction.
  • The structural basis of immunology.

3Dsig 2014 is continuing the tradition established through the successful 3Dsig 2013 (Berlin, Germany), 3Dsig 2012 (Long Beach California, USA), 3Dsig 2011 (Vienna, Austria), 3Dsig 2010 (Boston, USA), 3Dsig 2009 (Stockholm, Sweden), 3Dsig 2008 (Toronto, Canada), 3Dsig 2007 (Vienna, Austria), 3Dsig 2006 (Fortaleza, Brasil) and 3Dsig 2004 (Glasgow, United Kingdom). To better appreciate the wealth of leading topics and presenters, please explore the programs and proceedings from past meetings. The program will be built around talks from accepted abstracts and invited speakers.The scientific committee is looking for fresh, effective voices with new, high impact ideas.

Accepted abstracts will fall into two categories: oral presentation and laptop/poster presentation. All participants with accepted abstracts have the choice of presenting their work either as a regular poster, a laptop presentation, or a combination thereof - even those selected for oral presentation. Those choosing to use a laptop to substitute or augment their poster presentation will have a stand or table and electric socket for a personal laptop (presenters must bring their own laptops). The aim of the poster/laptop session is to facilitate interactions between the presenter and the viewers.

Location info

3DSIG event will be held at:John B. Hynes Memorial Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Poster session at:Hall C
3DSIG dinner:Sheraton Hotel, Constitution Ballroom A

Key dates

March 21, 2014
Registration opens for 3Dsig and ISMB
March 14, 2014
Deadline to submit a poster for ISMB - a necessary requirement to be eligible for an ISMB travel fellowship.
April 18, 2014
Deadline for travel fellowship application for the main ISMB meeting by invitation only
May 14, 2014
Extended deadline for submitting an abstract to 3Dsig to be considered for oral presentation.
June 1st, 2014 (delayed)
Announcement of abstracts selected for oral presentation
June 2, 2014
ISMB Travel Fellowship acceptance notification.
June 6, 2014
Early registration deadline. Registration cost increases afterwards.
June 8, 2014
Late 3Dsig poster abstract submission deadline. Late submissions will not be considered for oral presentation. Remember that submission of an ISMB poster is a requirement for the travel fellowship application.
July 11-12, 2014
3DSIG 2014

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Scientific Committee

  • Philip E. Bourne (chair), National Institutes of Health, USA
  • Rafael Najmanovich (co-chair), Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
  • Ilan Samish (co-chair), Weizmann Institute of Science, Ort Braude College, Israel
  • All keynote speakers

Organizing Committee

  • Rafael Najmanonvich, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
  • Ilan Samish, Weizmann Institute of Science, Ort Braude College, Israel
  • Matthieu Chartier, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada


Book: Introduction to Proteins: Structure, Function, and Motion