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Oklahoma COBRE in Structural Biology


Welcome to the website of the Oklahoma Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Structural Biology (OCSB). This NIH-funded center supports research groups on the OU-Norman and OUHSC campuses that utilize a structural approach to study important biological macromolecules, in particular, proteins or nucleic acids that are promising targets for rational drug design.

Structural biology lies at the intersection of many different areas of biological sciences and thus has the potential of impacting numerous biomedically important fields. The OCSB was established in 2012 with an NIH COBRE Phase I award (1P20GM103640-01) and a Phase II renewal grant (2P20GM103640-06) was awarded 2017. These grants have provided significant resources for investigators at OU, OUHSC and others throughout the State for structure-based biomedical studies.

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Job Opening

The Laboratory of Biomolecular Structure and Function (LBSF) which is part of the BSC at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center has a job opening for the position of 'Associate Director of the LBSF'. Details can be found here.
Posted Nov 30, 2021.

New Equipment

The Biomolecular Structure Core facility in Norman has a new Formulatrix Rock Imager available to use for storing and viewing crystallization trials. It is equipped with UV imaging and Multi-Fluorescence Imaging (MFI) technology. More information can be found here.


10th Annual Symposium on Structural Biology: June 16, 2022

Symposium registration is now open: Registration
Registration is free. Refreshments, lunch and dinner will be provided.
Deadline to register is June 10, 2022.

Check out our symposium website for more details: here.

View symposium flyer: here.

Confirmed Symposium Speakers:

Dr. Hao Wu, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Breann Brown, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 
Dr. Lorena Saelices Gomez, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center  
Dr. Satish Nair, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 
Dr. Elizabeth Kellogg, Cornell University

EAC Meeting

The next EAC meeting will take place June 17, 2022.

COBRE Group Meetings Spring 2022 - 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 1:30 PM:  Jialing Lin