Fachgebiet Molekulare Biophysik

564. WE-Heraeus-Seminar: Physical Approaches to Membrane Proteins

25th−28th May 2014
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany

Invited Speakers

NameAffiliationTitle of talk (tentative)
Ana-Nicoleta BondarDepartment of Physics, Freie Universität Berlin, GermanyHydrogen bonding and lipid interactions in membrane protein function
Paula J. BoothSchool of Biochemistry, University of Bristol, UKMembrane protein folding
James U. BowieDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, USAHow do membrane proteins fold?
David J. BrockwellSchool of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Leeds, UKInvestigating the effect of periplasmic chaperones on the folding of a bacterial outer membrane protein
Amitabha ChattopadhyayCentre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, IndiaGPCR-cholesterol interaction: a multidimensional approach
Linda ColumbusDepartment of Biochemistry, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USAStructure, dynamics, and function of Opa60: a Neisserial ß-barrel membrane protein that mediates host phagocytosis
Grégory DurandEquipe Chimie Bioorganique et Systèmes Amphiphiles, Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, Avignon, FranceNon-ionic amphiphilic polymers and fluorinated surfactants: two convenient alternatives to detergents for studying membrane proteins
Christine EbelInstitut de Biologie Structurale, Grenoble, FranceHydrodynamic and scattering characterisation of membrane proteins
Karim FahmyBiophysics Division, Helmholtz Centre Dresden-Rossendorf, GermanyInfrared spectroscopy on lipid–protein interactions: what crystals don't tell
Karen G. FlemingThomas C. Jenkins Department of Biophysics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USAMembrane protein thermodynamic stability may serve as the energy sink for sorting in the periplasm
Hans-Joachim GallaInstitute of Biochemistry, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, GermanyTransporters of the multidrug resistance: reconstitution into proteoliposomes and biophysical characterisation
Helmut GrubmüllerDepartment of Theoretical and Computational Biophysics, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, GermanyMechanoenzymatics: atomistic simulation of biomolecular nano-machines
Joachim HeberleDepartment of Experimental Molecular Biophysics, Freie Universität Berlin, GermanySurface-enhanced IR spectroscopy probes membrane protein functionality
Heiko HeerklotzLeslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, CanadaParameters governing the activity, selectivity, and concerted action of membrane-active peptides and (bio)surfactants
Syma KhalidSystems and Synthetic Biology Modelling Group, University of Southampton, UKMultiscale molecular dynamics simulation studies of the E. coli cell envelope
J. Antoinette KillianMembrane Biochemistry and Biophysics, Utrecht University, The NetherlandsDesigned transmembrane peptides as models for membrane proteins
Jörg H. KleinschmidtDepartment of Biophysics, University of Kassel, GermanyFolding and insertion pathways of outer membrane proteins from bacteria
Daniel E. OtzeniNANO, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, DenmarkProtein engineering dissection of the folding of the membrane protease GlpG in a membrane-mimicking environment
Arianna RathDivision of Molecular Structure and Function, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, CanadaOptimising SDS-PAGE for membrane proteins
Mark S. P. SansomDepartment of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, UKMultiscale simulations of membrane systems: applications to signalling and trafficking
Dirk SchneiderInstitute of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, GermanyHow proteins fold in lipid bilayer membranes and membrane-mimetic environments
Petra SchwilleDepartment of Cellular and Molecular Biophysics, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, GermanyThe role of the membrane in protein pattern formation
Eva-Kathrin SinnerInstitute of Nanobiotechnology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, AustriaThe inobvious challenge: deducing physiological parameters from membrane proteins isolated and reconstituted into artificial matrices
Claudia SteinemInstitute of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, Georg August University, Göttingen, GermanyPore-spanning membranes as a tool to monitor protein-mediated fusion processes
Martin B. UlmschneiderDepartment of Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USAThe mechanism of channel protein gating, solute selectivity, and flux
Anne S. UlrichInstitute of Biological Interfaces 2, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, GermanyComplementary applications of oriented solid-state NMR and oriented CD to membrane proteins