Membrane, Morphology and Function

The functions of cells that lead to the exquisite processes of organismal development rely on communication. Signals are necessary for cells to communicate and cooperate with each other, alter their programs of gene expression and fates, and reorganise themselves into a diversity of shapes and sizes. Most of these signalling pathways travel across cell membranes. Due to the advances in the analytical tools, which can be applied to membrane morphology, new opportunities exist now to understand these signalling mechanisms.

Topics:
Membrane trafficking
Mechanism of membrane fusion and fission
Role of membrane domains in fission and fusion
Phosphoinositide signalling
Lipid signalling
Lipid phosphatase signalling
Lipid mass spectrometry of lipids
Autophagy
Phosphoinositide- dependent proteins
Advanced electron microscopy
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Monday 5 May 2014
Alex Toker (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, U.S.A.)
Andrea Graziani (University of Eastern Piedmont , Italy)
Bruno Antonny (Institute of Pharmacology and Molecular Cell, France)
Erick Dufourc (Bordeaux University, France)
Félix Goñi (Unidad de Biofísica (CSIC-UPV/EHU), Spain)
Gwyn Gould (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)
Jean Gruenberg (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Lucy Collinson (London Research Institute, United Kingdom)
Michael Wakelam (Babraham Institute, United Kingdom)
Enzymatic Control of Transbilayer Phospholipid Distribution
Patrick Williamson (Amherst College, U.S.A.)
Peter Friedl (University of Wuerzburg, Germany)
Rudiger Woscholski (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
Sharon Tooze (Lincoln‘s Inn Fields Laboratories, United Kingdom)
Vytas Bankaitis (Texas A&M Health Science Center, U.S.A.)

5 May - 8 May 2014
Abruzzo
Italy
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