Postdoctoral Structural Biology Interest Group

The NIH Postdoctoral Structural Biology Group was formed to enable NIH postdoctoral fellows of diverse scientific backgrounds to become familiar with structural biology techniques and their applications. Participants will learn about basic principles of structural biology techniques and about new techniques, and they will have a chance to discuss problems in their work.

The group's monthly meetings will feature informal talks and time for discussions and social interactions. The first meeting will be held on Oct. 4, 3 - 5 p.m., in the Lipsett Auditorium. For more information, please contact Teresa Strzelecka, Laboratory of Chemical Physics, NIDDK, by phone at 496-2815, fax at 496-0825, or e-mail

Signal Transduction Interest Group

Interested in participating in a signal transduction interest group? If so, attend this new group's first organizational meeting Wednesday, Oct. 5, 4:00 p.m., at Building. 37, Room. 6B25. The group seeks to bring together scientists interested in receptors, GTP binding proteins, protein kinases, effectors, and second messengers. The group hopes to foster the sharing of ideas and reagents, organize general or specific discussions, and explore possibilities for inviting outside speakers.

If you would like to be on the mailing list, call, e-mail, or fax Richard Kahn (Bldg. 37, Room 5D02; phone: 402-2063; fax: 480-2514; e-mail: rakahn@helix), John Northup (Bldg. 36, Room 2D30; phone: 496-9167; fax: 496-4103; e-mail: JKNGTP@helix), or Jim Battey (Bldg. 37, Room 5D02; phone: 496-2966; fax: 480-2514, e-mail: jbat@helix).

Cell Cycle Interest Group

The NIH Cell Cycle Interest Group has been formed to facilitate communication between scientists working at the NIH campus and nearby institutions who are interested in the cell cycle and related problems. Members can learn what others in the field are doing, make suggestions, discuss information from recent meetings, and swap technical tips. An organizational meeting for the group was held July 12, and regular meetings will be held at 12:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, starting on Oct. 4 in Building. 37, Room 6B23. The meeting format will feature short, informal talks by members of the interest group, alternating every third or fourth month with a longer talk by an invited, external speaker. It will be a pleasure to welcome George Vande Woude from NCI-Frederick as our first external speaker at the inaugural meeting. The title of his seminar is "Oncogenes, Cell Cycle and Antineoplastic Drugs." The group also hopes to organize a one-day symposium next year and an electronic bulletin board that can be accessed via Gopher. If you are interested in joining the Cell Cycle Interest Group, please send your name, telephone and fax numbers, and mailing and e-mail address to Patrick O'Connor (Bldg. 37, Room 5C19; phone: 496-3269; fax: 402-0752; e-mail: or Mary Dasso (Bldg 18, Room 101; phone: 402-1555; fax: 402-0078; e-mail: mdasso@HELIX.NIH.GOV).

The NGF Club

The Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) Club is looking for new members. To become a member, send your name, address, and phone number to Gordon Guroff (Bldg. 49, Room 5A64; phone: 496-4751). The first meeting of the 1994 - 95 year will be on Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. in Building 49, Conference Room B. The featured speaker will be George DeVries of the Medical College of Virginia. He will discuss "What's new with neu in the CNS and PNS?"