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?

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