John L. Markley

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Emeritus Professor 2020-present
Professor 1984-2020
Steenbock Professor of Biomolecular Structure
Emeritus Head of NMRFAM and BMRB
B.A., Carleton College
Ph.D., Harvard University
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley

Professional Services

Head, National Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison – 1988–Present

Head, Biological Magnetic Resonance data Bank – 1988–Present

International Council on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems

  • Treasurer 1992-1994
  • Secretary 1994-1996
  • Chairman 1996-1998

Editorial Boards

Nature, Scientific Data - 2013−Present

Current Metabolomics - 2012−Present

Biomolecular NMR Assignments - 2007−Present

Biopolymers - 2006-Present

Journal of Structural and Functional Genomics - 2001-Present

European Journal of Biochemistry / FEBS Journal, Assoc. Editor - 1999-2009

Macromolecular Structures - 1996-1998

Journal of Magnetic Resonance - 1993-Present

Biophysical Journal - 1991-1997

Journal of Biomolecular NMR - 1990-Present

Turkish Journal of Chemistry - 1990-Present

Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics - 1988-2001

Bulletin of Magnetic Resonance - 1983-1988

National and International Advisory Positions

Member, External Advisory Committee, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core (MCMRC) – 2014-Present

Convener, wwPDB Task Force on Validation of NMR Structures - 2009−2010

Member, Advisory Committee, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Biomolecular NMR Core, San Antonio, TX - 2009

Member, International Science Council of the European NMR Research Infrastructures in Ljubljana, Debrecen, Brno, Warsaw, Oxford, Utrecht, Florence and Frankfurt - 2009

External Advisory Board for the HWB-NMR Facility, University of Birmingham, UK - 2008−Present

International Advisory Board for eNMR (Project funded by the European Community) – 2008

Member, Scientific Working Group for the Seattle Structural Genomics Center for Infectious Disease – 2008-Present

External Advisory Committee for the Nebraska Center for Rapid Bioanalysis (COBRE) - 2007−2008

Scientific Advisory Board, Protein Information Management System (PIMS) – 2005-2008

Scientific Advisory Board, Genome Canada project on Building the Metabolomics Toolbox: Enabling Rapid Disease Diagnosis Through Metabolic Profiling - 2005

External Advisory Committee, Resource for Solid State NMR of Proteins, University of California-San Diego – 2003-2006

IUPAB Task Force on “NMR in Biological Systems” - 2001

External Reviewer, NMR Laboratory, Mayo Research Institute - 1998

Technical Advisory Board, Protein Data Bank, Brookhaven National Laboratory – 1997-1999

Advisory Committee, Stable Isotopes Resource, Los Alamos National Laboratory – 1996-2000

External Reviewer, Department of Biochemistry, University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 1996

Advisory Committee, UCSF Special Resource for Biomolecular Graphics – 1995-1999

Advisory Board, Protein Data Bank, Brookhaven National Laboratory – 1993-1996

External Reviewer, Department of Biochemistry, Ohio State University - 1991, 1995

Advisory Committee, Structural Biology Program, Academia Sinica, Taipei - 1991-1996

IUPAC/IUB IUBMB/CODATA Task Group on Standardization of Data Bases on Protein Structures Determined by NMR – 1991-1998

Chairman, Division of Biology and Medicine, International Society of Magnetic Resonance – 1990-1993

CODATA Task Group on Biological Macromolecules – 1990-1998

Advisory Committee, High Field NMR Facility, National Magnet Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – 1987-1993

Carleton College Comprehensive Examinations Group - 1985

External Reviewer, Biochemistry Core Curriculum, Grinnell College - 1982

Advisory Committee, NMR Facility for Biomedical Studies, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - 1976-1992

Government Service and Foundation Consulting

Member and chair of numerous NIH and NSF site visits

Mail reviewer of grant proposals submitted to: NIH, NSF, USDA, MRC-Canada, Petroleum Research Foundation, Research Corporation, United States-Israel Binational Foundation, Wellcome Trust, among others.

Member, NIH Physical Biochemistry Study Section - 1997-2001

Member, NIH Biomedical Research Technology Review Committee - 1994−1995

Member, Steering Committee, Research Resource Directors - 1983

Member, NIH Biophysical Chemistry (BBCB) Study Section - 1978−1982

Consultant, NIH-Sponsored Workshop on High Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy - March 1977

Ad Hoc Member, NIH BBCB Study Section - 1976

Ad Hoc Member, Special NIH BBCA and BBCB Study Sections - 1976

Meetings Organized

Inaugural ISGO/PSI Workshop on NMR in Structural Genomics, University of Wisconsin-Madison (with Gaetano Montelione) - 2002

Symposium on Advanced NMR Techniques and Biomolecular Structure at the 1995 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, Honolulu, Hawaii, (with Mitsu Ikura and Masatsune Kainosho) - 1995

Session on NMR of Biomolecules, Eastern Analytical Symposium, Somerville, New Jersey - 1995

1994 Steenbock Symposium on High Pressure Effects in Molecular Biophysics and Enzymology, Madison, Wisconsin (with Catherine A. Royer and Dexter B. Northrop) - 1994

Stable Isotope Applications in Biomolecular Structure and Mechanisms, Santa Fe, New Mexico (program committee) - 1994

International Biological NMR Symposium, Stanford, University (with Stanley J. Opella) - 1994

The Use of Stable Isotopes in NMR Studies of Protein Structure, Dynamics and Function, Palais Luxembourg, Paris, France (program committee) - 1994

Conference on Frontiers of NMR in Molecular Biology   II, Keystone Symposia on Molecular & Cellular Biology, Keystone, Colorado (with Peter Wright and Masatsune Kainosho) - 1990

Molecular Approaches to the Elucidation of Biological Functions by Stable Isotope Aided NMR Spectroscopy, Oiso, Japan (with Masatsune Kainosho) - 1989

Nuclease Meeting, Biochemistry Department, University of Wisconsin Madison (with Micheal H. Zehfus) - 1988

International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems, Madison, Wisconsin (with Chien Ho and James S. Hyde) - 1988

Protein Society, Inaugural Meeting, San Diego, California (program committee) - 1988

UCLA Workshop on the Frontiers of NMR in Biotechnology, Lake Tahoe, (with Dale Oxender and C. Fred Fox) - 1988

Gordon Conference on the Physics and Physical Chemistry of Biopolymers (with Wilma Olson) - 1984

​Eighth Meeting of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance (ISMAR) (national advisory committee) - 1983

Biochemical NMR Spectroscopy:  a Dedication and Symposium, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana - 1978