Protein Folding and Design Conference

An International Conference on Protein Folding and Design, dedicated to the life and work of Nobel laureate Christian B. Anfinsen, will be held in the Natcher Conference Center April 23 - 26. In conjunction with the conference, former friends and colleagues of Anfinsen will hold a memorial service in his honor on April 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Wilson Hall.

The free conference, which is sponsored by the FIC, DCRT, NIDDK, NCI, NICHD, and NCBI, will feature sessions on the theory of protein folding, protein folding in vitro and in vivo, the prediction of protein structure, protein design, the development of protein therapeutic agents, and computer simulation. Among those speaking are Frederic Richards of Yale University, New Haven, Conn.; Janet Thornton of University College, London; Brian Matthews of the University of Oregon in Eugene; Jane Richardson of Duke University, Durham, N.C.; William DeGrado of DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical, Wilmington, Del.; Maurice Hofnung of the Pasteur Institute, Paris; Martin Karplus of Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.; Harold Scheraga, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.; Ken Dill of the University of California at San Francisco; George Rose of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; and Jean Garnier of the National Institute of Agronomic Research in France.

To register, send an e-mail message with your name, institution, telephone, fax, and e-mail address to by April 9. For more information, contact Sheila Feldman at FIC (phone: 496-2968; fax: 496-8496). Also, watch for updates on the World Wide Web in the News and Events section of the NIH home page, which is located at

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