1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Arrival and Check-in
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome from the GRS Chair
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Keynote Session: The Road to Discovery of MCU
Galina Schmunk (University of California, Irvine, USA)
3:15 pm - 3:50 pm
Rosario Rizzuto (University of Padova, Italy) "The Road to Discovery of MCU"
3:50 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Role of Ca
2+ Signaling in Disease and Therapy
Andrew Thomas (Rutgers University, USA) and Crystal Archer (University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA)
5:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Daniela Arduino (Gene Center Munich, Germany) "An Orthogonal Yeast-Mammalian Chemical Screen Identifies DA2801 as a Novel Inhibitor of the Mitochondrial Ca
5:45 pm - 5:50 pm
5:50 pm - 6:05 pm
Miryam Hortua Triana (Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia, USA) "Two Mechanisms of Ca
2+ Entry in Toxoplasma gondii, Each with Specific Roles in Virulence Pathways"
6:05 pm - 6:10 pm
6:10 pm - 6:25 pm
Pawel Ferdek (Cardiff University, United Kingdom) "BH3 Mimetic-Elicited Ca
2+ Signals in Pancreatic Acinar Cells Are Dependent on Bax and Can Be Reduced by Ca 2+-Like Peptides"
6:25 pm - 6:30 pm
6:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Iman Azimi (The University of Queensland, Australia) "TRPC1 Regulates Hypoxia Associated Events in PTEN-Deficient Breast Cancer Cells"
6:45 pm - 6:50 pm
6:50 pm - 7:05 pm
Pishyaporn Sritangos (University of Manchester, United Kingdom) "The Role of PMCA4 in Pancreatic Cancer"
7:05 pm - 7:10 pm
7:10 pm - 7:25 pm
Ketaki Mhatre (Charité Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Germany) "Crosstalk Between FGF23 and Angiotensin II Mediated Ca
2+-Dependent Signaling in Cardiac Hypertrophy"
7:25 pm - 7:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 am
9:00 am - 11:00 am
2+ Signaling: Channels, Transporters, and Ca 2+-Binding Proteins / Mentorship Component: Navigating Conference Networking
Gary St. John Bird (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH, USA) and Radhika Khandelwal (Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, India)
9:00 am - 9:15 am
Rahul Banerjee (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA) "Bilobal Architecture of Calmodulin in L-Type Ca
2+ Channel Regulation"
9:15 am - 9:20 am
9:20 am - 9:35 am
Christina Go (Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, USA) "Competitive POST/STIM1-Dependent Mechanisms Controlling PMCA4 Function During T Cell Activation"
9:35 am - 9:40 am
9:40 am - 9:55 am
Ehsan Kheradpezhouh (Australian National University, Australia) "TRPA1 Expression and Its Functional Activation in Rodent Cortex"
9:55 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Crystal Archer (University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA) "A Possible Structural Mechanism of Phosphorylation in Mediating Crosstalk Between Calmodulin and PIP
2 on KCNQ4 K + Ion Channels"
10:15 am - 10:20 am
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Julia Gerasimenko (School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, United Kingdom) "Successful Conference Networking and Academic Career Development"
10:50 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Advances in Store-Operated Ca
Aparna Gudlur (La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, USA) and Emma McIvor (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Priscilla Yeung (Northwestern University, USA) "Interactions Between Transmembrane Helices in ORAI1 Regulate STIM1-Mediated Activation"
1:45 pm - 1:50 pm
1:50 pm - 2:05 pm
Niroj Shrestha (Medical University of Graz, Austria) "TRIC Channels Govern Frequency of Oscillatory Ca
2+ Signals by Interference with STIM-Orai Ca 2+ Entry Machinery"
2:05 pm - 2:10 pm
2:10 pm - 2:25 pm
Monica Bulla Didier (University of Geneva, Switzerland) "ORAI1 Mutations with Distinct Channel Gating Defects Linked to Tubular Aggregate Myopathy"
2:25 pm - 2:30 pm
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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