Biological membranes act as a protective barrier between the cell and the extracellular environment. This compartmentalisation also forms different environmental locations, of which each harbours unique features enabling different metabolic reactions. To ensure cell homeostasis, an exchange between the individual compartments, such as protein transport, is an essential process.
The Gordon Research Seminar on Protein Transport Across Membranes will deal with understanding protein translocation across and into membranes and the underlying molecular mechanism and regulation in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells using different experimental approaches, including structural, biochemical, and biophysical techniques. This seminar is a wonderful opportunity for graduate students and Post-docs to discuss science that is at the frontier of the field in a small and open atmosphere. We support the presentation and discussion of unpublished work, while providing a unique atmosphere to interact, network, and advance our understanding of protein translocation.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by December 10, 2017. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.