[3dem] Fwd: GRC Locations

Marin van Heel marin.vanheel at googlemail.com
Wed Feb 1 00:56:45 PST 2017

Dear All,

The 3DEM GRC was instrumental in the creating the current success of 
single-particle cryo-EM!
The GRC rules stipulate that the meetings are confidential and no 
registrations of
(or references to) the lectures and posters are allowed. The meetings 
are based on personal contact and mutual trust.
Adding an “internet” aspect to these meetings - in my eyes - goes 
against this basic GRC idea.
Changing the GRC success formula to please politicians on a wild-goose 
chase is not going to help Science.



On 31/01/2017 20:44, Henning Stahlberg wrote:
>> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Nancy Gray <ngray at grc.org>
>> Subject: Re: [3dem] GRC Locations
>> Date: January 31, 2017 at 19:19:24 GMT+1
>> To: "Smith, Phillip R." <smithp01 at nyumc.org>, Marin van Heel <marin.vanheel at googlemail.com>
>> Cc: Henning Stahlberg <henning.stahlberg at unibas.ch>, Microscopy <Microscopy at microscopy.com>, 3dem <3dem at ncmir.ucsd.edu>, "CCPEM at JISCMAIL.AC.UK" <CCPEM at JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
>> Folks,
>> Could you kindly forward my response to your network since my attempt was rejected since I am not authorized.  I am getting many emails on the issue and would like all to know GRC is formulating a response.  Many thanks,
>> Nancy
>> Nancy Ryan Gray, PhD
>> Gordon Research Conferences, President and Chief Executive Officer
>> 512 Liberty Lane
>> West Kingston, RI 02892
>> 401-360-1521
>> www.grc.org
>>> On Jan 31, 2017, at 11:33 AM, Nancy Gray <ngray at grc.org> wrote:
>>> Dear Henning, Ulrike, Stefan, Marin, Ross and members of the 3dem mailing list,
>>> Thank you for your input, it is indeed a difficult situation.   I have scheduled a conference call with the GRC Board of Trustees Executive Committee and GRC Legal Counsel to address these concerns and will get back to you shortly.
>>> Thanks for your support, patience and understanding.
>>> Nancy
>>> Nancy Ryan Gray, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer
>>> Gordon Research Conferences
>>> 512 Liberty Lane, West Kingston, RI 02892-1502
>>> Phone: 401-360-1521 l Fax: 401-783-7644
>>> Email: ngray at grc.org l  Web:  http://www.grc.org
> […]
>>>> From: Henning Stahlberg <henning.stahlberg at unibas.ch>
>>>> Subject: [3dem] GRC Locations
>>>> Date: January 30, 2017 at 21:08:10 GMT+1
>>>> To: "Nancy R. Gray" <NGray at grc.org>
>>>> Cc: Microscopy <Microscopy at microscopy.com>, 3dem <3dem at ncmir.ucsd.edu>
>>>> Dear Nancy,
>>>> Science is open and international. The US is currently not, unfortunately.
>>>> Until that situation is resolved, may I ask you to consider moving the upcoming GRC conferences to openly accessible locations, such as international conference sites as in Cancun in Mexico or in other countries.
>>>> This would allow fair and equal access of scientist from all countries and religions to your conferences, and prevent a boycott movement from forming.
>>>> Your conferences in Europe and Asia are a great start.
>>>> With best wishes,
>>>> Henning Stahlberg.
>>>> Henning Stahlberg, PhD
>>>> Prof. for Structural Biology, C-CINA, Biozentrum, University Basel
>>>> Mattenstrasse 26 | D-BSSE | WRO-1058 | CH-4058 Basel | Switzerland
>>>> http://c-cina.org | Tel. +41-61-387 32 62
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I receive many emails per day and, although I try,
there is no guarantee that I will actually read each incoming email.
Moreover, our Spam filters can be strikt and sometimes make
legitimate emails disappear (try the gmail accounts, alternatively)

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