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What's New in Membrane Transport Proteins

Theme organizers:
Olga Boudker, Weill Cornell Med. Col. and Emad Tajkhorshid, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This theme is made up of four symposia, one scheduled each day of the meeting, Sun – Wed.  Please read below for invited speaker and session schedule information.  In addition to the invited talks listed below, short talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts.  To be considered for a volunteered talk in this theme, submit your abstract to an ASBMB topic category number: 2110-2129, by the November 8th submission deadline.  All volunteered abstracts will be programmed for poster presentation.  Those selected for oral presentation will also present a poster.  Programming notifications will be sent in mid-January.  We look forward to seeing you at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, BCEC, March 28 – April 1, 2015.

Membrane Channels I - Molecular Basis of Gating, Activation, and Selectivity

Sunday, March 29, 2015, Session time, tba

Session Chair: Emad Tajkhorshid, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign                

Invited Speakers:

William Cetterall, Univ. of Washington
Structural basis for gating and selectivity of sodium and calcium channels

Ann E. McDermott, Columbia Univ.
Inactivation, dynamics and ion binding in potassium channels

Mark L. Mayer, NICHD, NIH
Structural studies on glutamate receptor gating

Membrane Channels II - New Channels and Novel Functions

Monday, March 30, 2015, Session time, tba

Session Chair: Mark L. Mayer, NICHD, NIH

Invited Speakers:

Rachelle Gaudet, Harvard Univ.
TRPV channel structures in health and disease 

 Hartmut Luecke, Univ. of California, Irvine
Acid-coupled channels from helicobacter pylori as a novel drug targert

Christopher Miller, HHMI, Brandeis Univ.
Weird ion...weird ion channels mediating resistance to fluoride toxicity

Transporters I - Crystallographic Insight Into Transporter Mechanisms

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, Session time, tba                                                                                        

Session Chair: Scott C. Blanchard, Weill Cornell Med. Col.

 Invited Speakers:

Olga Boudker, Weill Cornell Med. Col.
Strucure and function of the glutatmate transporter

Robert Stroud, UCSF
Calcium/proton transporter or phosphate transporter

Ming Zhou, Baylor Col. of Med.
Structural basis of bile acid transport

Transporters II - Capturing Functional Motions of Transporters

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, Session time, tba

Session Chair: Olga Boudker, Weill Cornell Med. Col.

Invited Speakers:

Scott C. Blanchard, Weill Cornell Med. Col.
Single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy of membrane transporters

Heather Pinkett, Northwestern Univ.
Conformational changes of a Type II ABC importer for small substrate transport

Emad Tajkhorshid, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign              
Computational characterization of large-scale motions of transporters

 

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