The 2021 Gordon Conference on Molecular Membrane Biology will focus on the latest insights into organelle biogenesis and fuction, membrane trafficking, the connection to metabolism, and interorganelle communication. Invited talks will feature a broad range of topics including membrane biogenesis, protein sorting to organelles, metabolic regulation of organelle biogenesis, autophagy, protein and organelle quality control, lipid homeostasis, interorganelle contact sites, host-pathogen interactions, and the mechanism of organelle fission and fusion. The meeting will include sessions on novel techniques and their application in molecular membrane biology, and relevance for diseases. The conference is highly multidisciplinary, and will include research utilizing high-throughput genetics and proteomics, structural biology, super-resolution microscopy, cryo-EM and tomography, and biophysical approaches.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by October 18, 2020. Please check back for updates.
- Disease, Infections and Treatments
- Mechanisms of Organelle Identity
- Novel Techniques in Molecular Membrane Biology
- Keynote Session: Biogenesis and Function of Membranes
- Connecting Membranes
- Metabolism and Signaling at Membranes
- Protein Biogenesis and Quality Control at Membranes
- Lipid Homeostasis at Membranes
- Membrane Remodeling, Fission and Fusion