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Molecular Basis for Biological Membrane Organization and Dynamics
Organizer(s): Tom A. Rapoport and Sandra L. Schmid
Date: January 10 - 15, 2010
Location: Snowbird Resort, Snowbird, UT, USA
Supported by The Directors' Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Cellular membrane biology is a major area of research. Membrane proteins function as receptors, ion channels, or transporters, while the lipids provide not just a barrier between aqueous compartments, but also serve as signals. Lipids and proteins combine in as yet not fully understood ways to establish and maintain membrane organization and specific membrane domains. This meeting will address major questions in membrane biology that remain unanswered, including the structure of membrane proteins (we only know ~100 structures, but 25% of all proteins are membrane proteins!), the mechanisms driving membrane organization and curvature, mechanisms of organellar biogenesis and the transport between organelles, and how membranes undergo fusion and fission. In addition, the meeting will cover emerging techniques. A major goal of the meeting is to bring together cell biologists, biophysicists and theoretical biologists, which in the past had little interaction.
Scholarship Deadline: September 16 2009
Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 16 2009
Abstract Deadline: October 13 2009
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 10 2009
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Avanti Polar Lipids, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Grant No. 1R13GM088852-01
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