Special Symposia


The 2014 symposium "Na, K-ATPase and Related Transport ATPases: Structure, Mechanism, Cell Biology, Health and Disease" will begin on Saturday, August 30 and conclude on Thursday, September 4.  The triannual P-type ATPase Conference, which will be held in 2014 for the 14th time since 1973, has acquired an outstandingly prestigious reputation as an event, which is not to be missed for researchers in the field. In continuation of this tradition, the character of a highly specialized meeting will be kept, which at the same time will incorporate all aspects of the P-type transport ATPases by being open to a wide variety of experimental techniques that address questions ranging from the molecular level to the role of these enzymes in health and disease. Na+,K+-, H+,K+-, Ca2+-, Cu+-ATPases and their relatives have extremely important physiological roles as ion transporters. Some P-type ATPases are phospholipid transporters, and for many others substrate specificity has still to be assigned. Thus, these enzymes are much more than ion pumps, and also play complex roles in cell biology that were unimagined 10-15 years ago, which is underlined by their involvement in numerous human inherited diseases. In the last years, tremendous progress in understanding the function of P-type ATPases has been achieved by the elucidation of high resolution crystal structures, which have given way to novel approaches of scientific investigation. The exciting implications regarding bioinformatics and molecular modeling are only starting to emerge. Altogether, this interdisciplinary meeting brings together biochemical, biophysical, physiological, medical, genetics and cell biology investigators with a strong core of shared interests, and thus provides a platform for fruitful interactions and discussions amongst peers. Whereas the range of new discoveries is expanding rapidly, the sharp focus of the meeting to a well-specified class of enzymes ensures its persistent coherence. This abstract-driven meeting will provide ample opportunities to interact and share findings in a relaxed, collegial atmosphere.   

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Keynote Speakers
Todd Graham, Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, USA.
Jerry Lingrel, Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology, University of Cincinnati, USA.
Poul Nissen, Center for Membrane Pumps in Cells and Disease, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
Michael Palmgren, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Chikashi Toyoshima, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, University of Tokyo, Japan.

Speakers and Chairs
Kazuhiro Abe, Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, Japan.
Anita Aperia, Department of Women and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Jose Argüello, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA.
Jens Andersen, Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Gustavo Blanco, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Kansas Medical Center, USA.
Anna Bogdanova, Institute of Veterinary Physiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Flemming Cornelius, Department of Biomedicine, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
Benjamin Dehay, Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of Bordeaux Segalen, France.
Susanne Dobler, Molecular Evolutionary Biology, Universität Hamburg, Germany.
Anja Fuglsang, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Will Fuller, Division of Cardiovascular & Diabetes Medicine, University of Dundee, UK.
David Gadsby, Laboratory of Cardiac/Membrane Physiology, Rockefeller University, New York, USA.
Judy Heiny, Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, University of Cincinnati, USA.
Christine Jaxel, UMR 8221 CNRS, Université Paris-Sud and CEA, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
Jack Kaplan, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA.
Steven Karlish, Department of Biological Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.
Svetlana Lutsenko, Department of Physiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.
Karin Lykke-Hartmann, Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Bob Molday, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Coen Paulusma, Tytgat Institute for Liver and Intestinal Research, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam.
Rajini Rao, Department of Physiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA.
Kathleen Sweadner, Laboratory Membrane Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA.
Peter Vangheluwe, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Leuven, Belgium.
Bente Vilsen, Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Denmark.
ZiJian Xie, Department of Physiology, Pharmacology, and Medicine, University of Toledo College of Medicine, USA.