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 We support the presentation and discussion of unpublished work, while providing a unique atmosphere to interact, network, and advance our understanding of protein translocation.
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 7, 2019. 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.