Novel Biophysical Approaches in the Investigation of the Cytoskeleton

This EMBO | FEBS Lecture Course on “Novel Biophysical Approaches in the Investigation of the Cytoskeleton” is the upcoming Conference in a series of high quality meetings organised since 1981 by the European Cytoskeletal Forum (ECF), with support from the EC, EMBO or FEBS. We aim to continue this solid tradition of exchanging excellent science and combining it with training of young researchers.



TOPICS

The 2012 meeting will have special focus on novel biophysical methods, including recent improvements in optical and other microscopic methods for live cell research, micro- and nanotechnology and single-molecule techniques. Tightly related to these applications investigations on corresponding biological processes (a.o. calcium fluxes, membrane-cytoskeleton interactions, interactions between the nucleoskeleton and the cytoskeleton, cell migration, intracellular motility and motor proteins) will also be discussed.


Topics focusing on general aspects of biomolecular interactions, conformational dynamics and structure of cytoskeletal proteins or protein complexes will also be included, to shed light on underlying molecular mechanisms.


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Victoria Allan

University of Manchester
UK

Alexander D. Bershadsky

Weizmann Institute of Science
Israel

Laurent Blanchoin

Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble
France

Marie-France Carlier

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Gif-sur-Yvette
France

Alberto Diaspro

Facoltà di Scienze Matematiche, Fisiche e Naturali Dipartimento di Fisica
Italy

Edward Egelman

University of Virginia, Charlottesville
USA

Michael A. Geeves

University of Kent at Canterbury
UK

Kenneth Holmes

Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg
Germany

Anne Houdusse

Institut Curie - Section de Recherche
France

Miklós Kellermayer

Semmelweis University, Budapest
Hungary

Mihály Kovács

Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Hungary

Frank Kozielski

The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research and Glasgow University
Scotland, UK

Laura Machesky

The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research and Glasgow University
Scotland, UK




Yuichiro Maeda

Nagoya University
Japan

Alf Mansson

School of Natural Sciences, Linnaeus University
Sweden

Dietmar Manstein

Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
Germany

Justin Molloy

MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London
UK

Judit Ovádi

Biological Research Center
Hungary

Ewa Paluch

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Germany

Robert Robinson

Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Singapore

James Spudich

Stanford University, Stanford, California
USA

Claudio Sunkel

Universidade do Porto
Portugal

Péter Tompa

Biological Research Center
Hungary

Maria Vartiainen

University of Helsinki
Finland

Sven Vogel

Biotechnologisches Zentrum der
TU Dresden
Germany

3 Nov - 7 Nov 2012
Pecs
Hungary
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