INPEC Meeting 2005

November 9th-13th, 2005
Ein-Gedi, Israel


Invited Speakers

The International Network of Protein Engineering Centres (INPEC) is an unofficial group of national centres concerned with protein engineering research which was established in 1991. It is a non-profit, scientific, organization devoid of legal status.

Ein Gedi

Ein-Gedi ( spring of the ibex ), an oasis on the shores of the Dead Sea, is a natural wonder. Due to the abundance of fresh water, it has been inhabited since the Chalcolithic period, viz. since ca. 3,000 BC. It was a site where specialized agriculture was practiced under the Judean kings, and the final stand against the Roman conquerors, in 73 AD, was made on nearby Massada. After the Jewish rebellion, in 73 AD, it was inhabited by hermits of various sects. Today, the Israeli kibbutz, Ein Gedi, utilizes the springs of the oasis for modern agriculture and for guesthouse and health spa.

The contrasting green of the lush kibbutz gardens, yellow of the cliffs of the Judean Desert, and steel-blue of the Dead Sea, make Ein-Gedi a beautiful, historical and secluded site for a scientific conference.

Organizing Committee

Joel L. SussmanYigal BursteinMichal HarelJaime Prilusky
Gideon SchreiberIsrael SilmanDan Tawfik


  • The Israel Structural Proteomics Center
  • The Maurice and Gabriela Goldschlager Conference Foundation
  • The Joseph and Ceil Mazer Center for Structural Biology
  • The Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for Nanoscale Science
  • The Y. Leon Benoziyo Institute for Molecular Medicine
  • The Clore Center for Biological Physics
  • Israel Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
  • The Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly
  • Protein Engineering Design and Selection (PEDS)
  • Dr. Josef Cohn Minerva Center for Biomembrane Research
  • The TriTek Corporation
  • Douglas Instruments
  • TTP Labtech
  • Center for Systems Biology
  • The Avron-Willstatter Minerva Center for Research in Photosynthesis