The 61st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB) will be held Wednesday, April 11, 2018 to Sunday, April 15, 2018 at The Banff Centre located in the beautiful mountain setting of Banff, Alberta, Canada. The organizing committee has worked hard to put together a fantastic meeting and we hope members of your laboratory will be able to participate.
Membrane Proteins in Health and Disease
The meeting is focused on “Membrane Proteins in Health and Disease”, and has been held every 4 years since 1986! In April 2018, we are excited to share that the meeting will feature sessions on Membrane Structural Biology, Membrane Protein Biogenesis and Folding, Molecular Events in the Membrane Transport Physiology, Ion Transport and pH Regulation, Membrane Embedded Enzymes, and Membrane Proteins as Therapeutic Targets.
Satellite meetings will also be held on April 10, 2018 with the topics of “The Membrane roteome of pH Homeostasis” and ”Overcoming Obstacles in Membrane Protein Structure and Function” (http://www.smalp.net/meetings.html).
There will also be poster sessions and 12 presentations selected from the submitted abstracts. Prizes will be given for the best posters. This meeting has traditionally attracted an informed group of ~250 participants interested in membrane protein structure, function and biosynthesis. It is a very popular meeting, which is limited to 250 participants, so register early! (https://www.membranemeeting2018.com/)
Our preliminary list of confirmed speakers includes:
Dr. Poul Nissen, Aarhus University Dr. Susan Cole, Queen’s University
Dr. Gaia Novarino, IST Austria Dr. Anika Hartz, University of Kentucky
Dr. Rajini Rao, John Hopkins Medical Dr. Terry Hébert, McGill University
Dr. John Rubinstein, Hospital for Sick Children Dr. Christopher Koth, Genentech
Dr. Leonid Sazanov, IST Aus Dr. Nina Jones, University of Guelph
Dr. David Stokes, NY Dr. Harley Kurata, University of Alberta
Dr. Joanne Lemieux, University of Alberta
Dr. Isabelle Baconguis, Vollum Institute Dr. Ellen Lumpkin, Columbia University
Dr. Derek Bowie, McGill University Dr. Trevor Moraes, University of Toront
Dr. Chris Brett, Concordia University Dr. Bruce Morgan, University of Kaiserslautern
Dr. Joseph Casey, University of Alberta Dr. Jan Rainey, Dalhousie University
Dr. Barbara Niemeyer, Saarland University Dr. Mark Parker, University of Buffalo
Dr. Tuan Trang, University of Calgary Dr. Lisa Munter, McGill University
Dr. Martin Van der Laan, Saarland University Dr. Janos Peti-Peterdi, University of Southern California
Banff Conference centre
The Banff Centre is located in Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The spectacular beauty of the Canadian Rockies surrounds the campus. A ten-minute stroll brings you to the bustling town of Banff. Banff is 128 km (80 miles) west of Calgary, Alberta and is easily reached from Calgary airport by shuttle bus or rental car.
Banff National Park at this time of year has many attractions including spring skiing, hot springs, hiking, glacier viewing, abundance of wild-life, sight-seeing and shopping. Sessions will run each morning and evening, with afternoons free for mountain activities!!
A PDF version of the poster with the program to advertise the meeting is available at https://membranemeeting2018.com/. Feel free to upload it and to distribute widely.
Registration and Accommodations
Registrations and accommodations booking will open in November 2017: https://membranemeeting2018.com/.
The meeting will feature two poster sessions and abstracts can be submitted at: https://www.membranemeeting2018.com/
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