‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Biomolecular Galaxy' Symposium


May 9, 2018
8:00 AM


May 10, 2018
7:00 PM

Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering


We are pleased to announce the 4th installment of ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Biomolecular Galaxy'a Purdue mini-symposium on integrating structure, function, and interactions of the biomolecular universe. This symposium is an interdepartmental event focusing on interdisciplinary research in biophysics and structural biology. The event provides an exceptional platform for students and postdoctoral scholars to present their work, learn about cutting-edge research, and network with young scientists and faculty members from Purdue and regional institutions. In addition to student and postdoc presentations, Dr. Matthew Redinbo from University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill will be giving a keynote address.

The symposium will take place May 9-10th in Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, with a Career Development Session the evening of May 8th at Lafayette Brewing Company. 

We invite you to register and submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations on our website.

Registration is free, but space is limited so we ask that you register soon.  Registration closes on May 4, 2018.

We are also introducing an "Art of Science" display, where applicants may bring posters, prints, or physical models which explore the interplay between art and science. We hope that this exhibit will help seed interesting conversations and facilitate more interactions among attendees. One item of exceptional aesthetic merit, as judged by the symposium organizers, will be chosen for prizes. For more information, please visit our website.

Prizes will also be awarded for best presentations in the following categories: undergraduate poster, graduate poster, graduate oral, postdoc poster, and postdoc oral.

Deadline for registration, abstract submission, and travel grants is April 27th. 

Looking forward to seeing everyone in May!


Emma Lendy

Mesecar Research Lab | Department of Biochemistry

Purdue University

240 S. Martin Jischke Dr.

West Lafayette, IN 47907

On behalf of the organizing committee:

Taylor Bailey (Comparative Pathobiology)

Aaron Krabill (MCMP)

Emma Lendy (PULSe/Biochemistry)

Matthew Pharris (Biomedical Engineering)

Anna Ratliff (Chemistry)

Yu-Chen Yen (Postdoc/Biology)

Dr. Daniel Flaherty (Faculty advisor/MCMP)

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