Membrane shaping and remodelling by proteins

The EMBO workshop on "Membrane shaping and remodelling by proteins" will focus on exciting new developments in Cell Biology where the morphology and dynamics of lipid bilayers play important roles. These areas include organelle biogenesis, endocytosis and vesicular trafficking. While several mechanisms for the shaping and remodeling of membranes have been proposed, in most cases, specific proteins seem to be involved in the generation of membrane curvature, membrane fusion and fission. This symposium will discuss the different protein-based mechanisms by which membrane shaping and remodeling are induced to achieve important biological functions.

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THURSDAY, 16 MAY

09:00 – 18:00
Registration

17:30 – 18:30
Dinner

18:45 - 19:00
Opening remark

19:00 - 20:30
Plenary Session I: Proteins in generating membrane vehicles I



FRIDAY, 17 MAY

08:30 – 10:30
Plenary Session II: Proteins in generating membrane vehicles II

10:30 – 10.50
Coffee Break

10:50 – 12:20
Plenary Session III: Proteins in shaping cellular membranes I

12:30 – 13:30
Lunch

13:30 – 16:30
Free time

16:30 – 18:30
Plenary Session IV: Proteins in shaping cellular membranes II

18:30 - 19:30
Dinner

19:30 - 21:30
Poster Session



SATURDAY, 18 MAY

08:30 – 10:30
Plenary Session V: Proteins in membrane fusion

10:30 – 10:50
Coffee Break

10:50 – 12:20
Plenary Session VI: Proteins in membrane fission

12:20 – 13:20
Lunch

13:20 – 19:00
Free time

19:00 - 21:30
Gala Dinner



SUNDAY, 19 MAY

08:30 – 10:00
Plenary Session VII: Proteins in regulating autophagy

10:00 – 10:20
Coffee Break

10:20 – 12:20
Plenary Session VIII: Proteins in other membrane dynamics

12:20 - 12:30
Closing remark

12:30 – 13:30
Lunch


Departure

Speakers:

-Bruno Antonny
Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis
France
-Pietro De Camilli
Yale University
US
Quan Chen
Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOZ-CAS)
China
-Ye-guang Chen
Tsinghua University
China
-Leonid Chernomordik
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
US
-Oliver Daumke
MDC
Germany
-David Drubin
UC Berkeley
US
-Junjie Hu
Nankai University
China
-Jim Hurley
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
US
-Michael Kozlov
Tel Aviv University
Israel
-Maria Leptin
Cologne University
Germany
-Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
US
-Siewert-Jan Marrink
Groningen University
Netherlands
-Harvey McMahon
Medical Research Council - Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC-LMB)
UK
-Jodi Nunnari
UC Davis
US
-Benjamin Podbilewicz
Israel Institute of Technology
Israel
-William Prinz
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
US
-Tom Rapoport
Harvard Medical School
US
-Randy Schekman
UC Berkeley
US
-Senfang Sui
Tsinghua University
China
-Tao Xu
Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IBP-CAS)
China
-Li Yu
Tsinghua University
China
-Chuanmao Zhang
Peking University
China

16 May - 19 May 2013
Xian
China
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