Topic: Enzyme Dynamics
Session: The Role of Dynamics in Enzyme Catalysis
Time/Location: 11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m., Room 207B
Title: "Single Molecule Studies of Enzyme Dynamics and Mechanisms"
Summary: GORDON G. HAMMES, Distinguished Service Professor of Biochemistry at Duke University, Durham, N.C., will discuss the potential of a recent technique called single molecule fluorescence microscopy, which provides fresh insight into how enzymes work. Unlike other techniques that look at the average behavior of many millions of molecules, single molecule fluorescence microscopy studies single molecules, thus revealing information that may be lost in the averaging process.
Topic: National Institutes of Health's Funding Policy
Session: Public Affairs Advisory Committee-Sponsored Symposium
Time/Location: 12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m., Ballroom C
Title: "NIH at the Crossroads: How Diminished Funds Will Impact Biomedical Research and What Scientists Can Do About It"
Summary: ELIAS ZERHOUNI, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will provide details on the current state of the NIH enterprise and offer projections based on the Fiscal Year 2008 budget. Hon. JOHN PORTER, former Chair of the U.S. House of Representatives' Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services and Labor, will provide a legislative overview of the Fiscal Year 2008 outlook for the NIH and will discuss how scientists could become politically active and make suggestions for what needs to be done to make an impact on the NIH budget.
Topic: Mitochondrial Decay and Neurodegeneration
Session: Mitochondrial Dynamics
Time/Location: 3:35 p.m.-4:05 p.m., Room 207A
Title: "Mitochondrial Dynamics and Neurodeg
Contact: Pat Pages
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology