Meeting Details

We’re excited to announce the upcoming 24th West Coast Structural Biology Workshop to be held in Asilomar, CA in March, 2019.  This meeting, formerly known as the West Coast Protein Crystallography Workshop (WCPCW) puts a strong emphasis on presentations by students and postdoctoral trainees. Given the recent transformation of structural biology with advances in cryo-electron microscopy, we’ve formally expanded the scope of the meeting beyond crystallography to include other techniques.  As such, this meeting should provide an outstanding opportunity to share exciting data, exchange practical advice, interact with peers and scientific leaders, and learn about the latest advances and trends in structural biology.

Our keynote speakers are:

Pamela Bjorkman from CaltechPamela Bjorkman







Eric Gouaux from The Vollum Institute, OHSUEric Gouaux

Conference Organizers

Co-Chairs of the 2019 WCSBW

Seth RubinSeth Rubin

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,

UC Santa Cruz




Carrie PartchCarrie Partch

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,

UC Santa Cruz



Rebecca DuBoisRebecca DuBois

Department of Biomolecular Engineering,

UC Santa Cruz

Conference Sponsorship

We are pleased to announce our early Sponsors for this event:




A variety of sponsorship opportunities are still available.  Please contact the meeting co-chairs for more information.


Registration is now open for the workshop!  The registration fee below includes conference fees, lodging for three nights, and all meals.

Double occupancy: $689        |        Single occupancy: $989

Follow these three easy steps to register and submit your abstract:

1)  Complete the online registration form here.

2) Pay the registration fee directly to the Asilomar Conference Center here.

3) If you’d like to submit an abstract, please download this Abstract Template and email the completed Word document to by Feb. 10th, 2019. Please indicate in the email if you’d like to be considered for a talk.

Talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts and speakers will be notified by late February.