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Meilleur lab attends the American Crystallographic Association meeting in Boston, MA

Dr. Meilleur and graduate student Annette Bodenheimer attended the 2012 annual meeting of the American Crystallographic Association meeting in Boston, MA. The ACA meeting scientific sessions are organized by 12 Scientific Interest Groups, covering a diverse range of crystallography. Of particular interest for the structural biologists were the sessions focused on Protein Structure Initiative, Structural Enzymology, Fibril-Forming Pathological Peptides, Radiation damage and Complementary Techniques.

Annette Bodenheimer participated in the Refmac and Coot workshop which introduced refinement strategies and model building tools and presented her work on cellobiohydrolase cel7a in the "Exciting Structure" sessions. She was also the lucky winner of a great box of French chocolates by the meeting sponsor NatX-Ray. Dr. Meilleur presented the new neutron crystallography beam line IMAGINE and her ongoing neutron studies of the enzymatic mechanism of xylose isomerase in the session "Structural Enzymology."