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CSH Asia Symposium: Membrane Protein Structure and Function

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CSH Asia Symposium: Membrane Protein Structure and Function

Membrane Protein Structure and Function
Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
May 13-17, 2013

Organized by:
Carola Hunte, University of Freiburg, Germany
Brian Kobilka,
Stanford University, USA
Robert Nakamoto,
University of Virginia, USA
Nieng Yan, Tsinghua University, China
Cold Spring Harbor Asia (CSHA) is the Asia-Pacific subsidiary of New York based Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL). Inaugurated in 2010, CSHA is dedicated to promote international scientific exchange in the Asia-Pacific Rim by offering scientific conferences and advanced training courses with highest quality. CSHA is pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia-Membrane Protein Structure and Function, which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center (CSHA鈥檚 exclusive venue) 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. As a tradition of CSHL, ample social events throughout the conference will be provided in order to facilitating the cross-pollination of scientific ideas.
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

Keynote Speakers:

Reinhard Jahn, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany
Abstract title: Exocytosis in neurons 鈥 interplay between proteins and lipids
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: The minimalist architectures of viral channels and their implication to therapeutic intervention
Liang Feng, Stanford University, USA
Abstract title: TBA
Matthew Freeman, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UNITED KINGDOM
Abstract title: Regulation of membrane proteins by the rhomboid-like clan
Sebastien Granier, Stanford University, USA
Abstract title: Structural insights into opioid receptor function
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, ISRAEl
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
Eduardo Perozo, the University of Chicago, USA
Abstract title: TBA
Carol Robinson, University of Oxford, UK
Abstract title: Mass spectrometry of membrane complexes, at last.
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: Structure and mechanism of the energy coupling factor transporter
Ming Zhou, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: Structural basis of the alternate-access mechanism in a bile acid transporter
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