Life Science and Technology News
In ISMAR–APNMR 2021, one of the largest NMR symposiums in the world, held online on August 22–27, 2021, Mr. Hibiki Terami, a 1st-year master's student in Ishii Laboratory (LST, Tokyo Tech), was awarded "Asia–Pacific NMR Symposium Poster Award".
His presentation tilte was "Side-chain selective deuteration of proteins for solid-state NMR analysis", which was on an improvement in the resolution of solid-state NMR signals. In collaboration with RIKEN (Yokohama, JAPAN), he succeeded in the development of a selective deuteration (2H) technique of side-chain hydrogen atoms by modifying the process of protein expression with E. coli, leading to reduction of unwanted signal broadening in main-chain proton (1H) solid-state NMR spectra. This sample preparation technique allows us to analyze protein structures with larger molecular weight and smaller amount of samples.
"I am very honored to receive APNMR symposium poster award. I would like to express my gratitude to Prof. Ishii and other members of laboratory for their support of this work. Through this presentation, not only did I receive comments on my work from many people, but I was also able to interact with students from overseas. It was a very valuable experience though it was held online. To live up to the name of this award, I will continue to work even harder on my research."