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Space in the Classroom

Protein crystallization in space workshop for high school students and teachers

April 14-15, 2008

UA Huntsville, Shelby Center Room 301, High school teachers and students are welcome to explore the world of structural biology and participate in a real life science experiment in space.

Prepare samples to the International Space Station!

Come and find out

1. What is structural Biology?

2. What do proteins, crystals and space have in common?

3. How will understanding protein structures and space improve
    our lives?

Special Guest and lecturers include former astronauts:

Dr. Owen K. Garriott (skylab 1973, Spacelab_1 1983)

Dr. Larry J. DeLucas (Payload Specialist STS-50 1996)

Other lecturers: Dr. Edward Meehan, Dr. Joseph D. Ng

Workshop will Include tour of the new Hudson Alpha Institute and LSB center, UAH.

Please contact Debora Nielson at or 256-824-6800 for
free registration.


Alabama Space Grant Consortium, NASA
ExtremoZyme Inc.
Lab for Structural Biology, UAHuntsville


Monday April 14, 2008 Shelby Center 301

Time Topic Speakers/Instructors

  • 9:00a.m. Introduction Dr. Joe Ng
    9:10a.m. Welcome Dr. David Williams (President of UAH)
    9:20a.m. Principles of Structural Biology Dr. Edward Meehan
    10:20a.m. Break
    10:30a.m. Skylab and SpaceLab Dr. Owen Garriott
    11:15a.m. Flight STS-50 Dr. Larry DeLucas
    12:00p.m. LUNCH

Dr. Dan Rochowiak (College of Science Assoc. Dean)

  • 1:00p.m.
    Lab Instructions and crystallization Dr. Joe Ng
    1:30p.m.-5p.m. Lab Practicals Shelby Center 2nd floor labs
    Protein purification Miranda Byrne/Diana Toh
    Protein crystallization Anna Holmes/Norie Sugatani
    Protein molecular graphics Ronny Hughes
    Load protein space samples Dr. Joe Ng
    Emily Roth
    Kimberly Seaman

Tuesday April 15, 2008

  • 9:00a.m. Tour of HudsonAlpha Dr. Neil Lamb, Dr. Joe Ng
    10:30a.m. Tour of Lab for Structural Biology Dr. Damien Marsic, Miranda Byrne,
    Ronny Hughes, and Diana Toh
    12 noon LUNCH Final Remarks
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