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Lipid Rafts and Cell Function
Organizer(s): Linda J. Pike and Michael A. Edidin
Date: March 23 - 28, 2006
Location: Sheraton Steamboat Resort, Steamboat Springs, CO, USA
Supported by The Director's Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Lipid rafts are membrane microdomains that are enriched in cholesterol and glycosphingolipids. They were originally implicated in lipid trafficking, but now appear to be involved in a plethora of biological processes including signal transduction, endocytosis and protein and lipid sorting. Studies of lipid rafts have been hampered by the lack of appropriate methods to analyze them in intact cells and an insufficient understanding of their mechanism of formation and biological function within cells. This conference will examine several important issues related to the structure and function of lipid rafts including: i) biophysical and biochemical methods for the visualization and analysis of lipid rafts; ii) biogenesis of rafts and their size; iii) the role of rafts in signal transduction.; and, iv) the role of rafts in endocytosis and protein processing.
Scholarship Deadline: November 22 2005
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 22 2005
Abstract Deadline: December 16 2005
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 23 2006
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

EMBO Young Investigator Programme
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Grant No. 1R13 GM076901-01
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