Membrane Protein Structure and Function

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia on Membrane Protein Structure and Function, which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday May 13, and will conclude after lunch on Friday May 17, 2013.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Major Topics:
1. Membrane receptors
2. Transporters
3. Channels
4. Membrane enzymes
5. Membrane complexes
6. Membrane shaping
7. Dynamic study of membrane and membrane proteins
8. Emerging technologies

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Keynote Speakers:
Reinhard Jahn, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany
Abstract title: TBA

Tom Rapoport, HHMI/Harvard Medical School, USA
Abstract title: Mechanisms of protein translocation across membranes

Yigong Shi Tsinghua University, CHINA
Abstract title: Structural biology of intramembrane proteases

Invited Speakers:
James Chou, Harvard Medical School, USA
Abstract title: Structural insight into the type-II mitochondrial NADH dehydrogenases

Liang Feng, Stanford University, USA
Abstract title: TBA

Matthew Freeman, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UNITED KINGDOM
Abstract title: TBA

Sebastien Granier, Stanford University, USA
Abstract title: TBA

Carola Hunte, University of Freiburg, GERMANY
Abstract title: TBA

Jim Hurley, NIH, USA
Abstract title: TBA

Youxing Jiang, HHMI/The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA
Abstract title: Structural Insight into the Ion Exchange Mechanism of Sodium/Calcium Exchanger

Ronald Kaback, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Abstract title: The Old Man and the Membrane

Michael Kozlov, Tel Aviv University, ISREAL
Abstract title: Shaping endoplasmic reticulum: inter-sheet connections between stacked sheets

Martin Lohse, University of Wurzburg, GERMANY
Abstract title: TBA

Hassane Mchaourab, Vanderbilt University, USA
Abstract title: TBA

Thomas Meier, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Germany
Abstract title: The rotor rings of ATP synthases and their role in the ion translocation mechanism

Robert Nakamoto, University of Virginia, USA
Abstract title: TBA

Eduardo Perozo, the University of Chicago, USA
Abstract title: TBA

Carol Robinson, University of Oxford, UK
Abstract title: TBA

Hazime Saito, Himeji Institute of Technology, Japan
Abstract title: Dynamic Pictures of Membrane Proteins as Soft Matter

Georgios Skiniotis, University of Michigan, USA
Abstract title: TBA

Ja Steyaert, Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Vlaams Instituut Biotechnologie, BELGIUM
Abstract title: Nanobodies as tools for the structural and functional investigation of GPCR transmembrane signaling

Sinisa Urban, HHMI/Johns Hopkins University, USA
Abstract title: Signaling from inside the membrane: lessons from rhomboid proteases

Michael Wolfe, Harvard Medical School, USA
Abstract title: Carboxypeptidase activity of ?-secretase: measure, cut, repeat

Nieng Yan, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Abstract title: Structural Investigation of Voltage-gated Sodium Channels

Maojun Yang, Tsinghua University, China
Abstract title: Structural insight into the type-II mitochondrial NADH dehydrogenases

Peng Zhang, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS, China
Abstract title: TBA

Ming Zhou, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: TBA

13 May - 17 May 2013

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