57th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences, Membrane Proteins in Health and Disease

Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 1:00pm to Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 10:00pm
Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences
Société Canadienne pour Biosciences Moléculaires

Dear Colleague,

The 57th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences will be held Wednesday, April 9, 2014 to Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the Banff Centre located in the beautiful mountain setting of Banff, Alberta, Canada.

The organizing committee along with CSMB has worked hard to put together a fantastic meeting and we hope you will be able to participate.
The theme of the meeting is “Membrane Proteins in Health and Disease” and will feature sessions on Membrane Structural Biology, Membrane Protein Biogenesis and Folding, Molecular events in the Immune response, Calcium Transport, pH Regulation and Membrane Proteins & Therapies.

Satellite meetings will also be held on April 9, 2014 with the topics of “pH Regulation at the Membrane Surface” and “Overcoming Barriers to Membrane Protein Structure” There will be CSMB awards, lectures and poster sessions featuring presentations by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Travel awards are available for trainees and prizes will be given for the best posters. This meeting typically attracts an informed group of ~200 participants interested in membrane protein structure, function and biosynthesis. It is a very popular meeting, which is limited to 250 participants, so register early!


Keynote Speaker: So Iwata (Imperial College London)
Honorary Lecture : Reinhart Reithmeier (U Toronto)

Novel Insights from Membrane Structural Biology: Natalie Strynadka (UBC), Natalie Goto (U Ottawa), Susan Buchanan (NIH), Martin Caffrey (Trinity College Dublin).

Membrane Proteins Biogenesis and Folding : Tom Rapoport (HHMI & Harvard), William Balch (Scripps Research Institute), Richard Zimmermann (Saarland U), Johannes Herrmann (TU Kaiserslautern).

Molecular Events in the Immune Response : Sergio Grinstein (SickKids, Toronto), Nicolas Touret (U Alberta), Robert Tampe (Frankfurt U), Bebhinn Treanor (U Toronto).

The Many Faces of Calcium Transport: Veit Flockerzi (Saarland U), Jutta Engel (Saarland U), Howard Young (U Alberta), Todd Alexander (U Alberta).

There’s Nothing Basic About pH Regulation: Andrew Halestrap (U Bristol), Christian Stock (Muenster U), Stine Pedersen (U of Copenhagen).

Membrane Proteins in Need of Therapy: John Hanrahan (McGill U), Paul Linsdell (Dalhousie U), Wayne Chen (U of Calgary), Elizabeth Conibear (UBC).

Cool Approaches in Membrane Biology: Filip van Petegem (UBC), Nevin Lambert (Georgia Regents University), John Rubinstein (U Toronto).

Organizing Committee

Howard Young, Co-chair  hyoung@ualberta.ca
 Joe Casey, Co-chair        joe.casey@ualberta.ca
Larry Fliegel                   lfliegel@ualberta.ca
Todd Alexander              todd2@ualberta.ca
Elaine Leslie                  eleslie@ualberta.ca
Xing-Zhen Chen            xzchen@ualberta.ca
Reinhart Reithmeier      r.reithmeier@utoronto.ca
Chris Cheeseman         chris.cheeseman@hrs.ualberta.ca
Joanne Lemieux           mlemieux@ualberta.ca
Nicolas Touret               touret@ualberta.ca
Emmanuelle Cordat      cordat@ualberta.ca
Jim Young                     james.young@ualberta.ca
Joel Weiner                   joel.weiner@ualberta.ca
Please help us spread the word about the conference and circulate to your colleagues and within your institution the CSMB2014 Banff Conference Poster.
Dr. Joe Casey                                                               Dr. Howard Young
On behalf of the Organizing Committee            On behalf of the Organizing Committee
Our mailing address is:

University of Alberta
Department of Physiology, 734 Medical Sciences building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Ab T6G2H7

Howard Young and Joe Casey