This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule
As you are aware, coronavirus is having a global impact and the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control have instituted recommendations that include social distancing and cancelling conferences and large gatherings. Since safety of our attendees is always GRC's highest priority, the GRC Board of Trustees has decided to withdraw this conference and it will be rescheduled for 2022. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and to alleviate the concerns of our conference communities that are scheduled to meet in this timeframe.
Biological membranes play an important structural and functional role in maintaining intracellular and intraorganellar environments. This essential feature of prokaryotic and eukaryotic membranes is predominantly mediated by the cell's membrane (and associated) proteins. Understanding the strategies utilized by prokaryotic or eukaryotic cells to ensure cell homeostasis under normal or stressful conditions, as mediated by these membrane (and associated) proteins, are therefore the main theme of this Gordon Research Seminar on Protein Transport Across Cell Membranes.
Presentations will focus on enhancing, or challenging, our current understanding of protein translocation across and into membranes and the molecular machines that promote these events through discussion of (i) the underlying molecular and regulatory mechanisms involved in these processes and (ii) the various experimental approaches employed to study our proteins of interest, including structural, biochemical, and biophysical techniques.
This seminar is a wonderful opportunity for graduate students and post-docs to discuss cutting-edge science that is at the frontier of the field in a small and open forum. We support the presentation and discussion of unpublished work, while providing a unique atmosphere to interact, network, and advance our understanding of protein translocation.