PSB Workshop on “Biomembranes and membrane proteins”

November 14, 2014 - Chadwick Auditorium , ILL, Grenoble

This event gathered together over 70 researchers, PostDocs and PhDs students to exchange information about scientific projects, methodology and instrumentation related to structural and functional studies of membranes and membrane proteins. The aim of the workshop was to provide information about PSB and local activities in order to develop synergy for membrane protein research on the EPN campus.

The workshop was opened by J. Zaccai with a very brief history of membrane research at IBS and EPN campus. E. Bamberg (Director, Department of Biophysical Chemistry of Max-Planck Institute, Frankfurt, Germany) gave an outstanding lecture about microbial rhodopsins and optogenetics. Over 20 speakers from local organizations covered the research field of biomembranes and membrane proteins, including tools and instrumentation.

The discussion at the end of the workshop on the needs for further development in membrane and membrane protein research benefited from the large and dynamic local scientific community. The results of the workshop are highly positive and, with continuing support from the groups involved, we hope the suggestions made will be implement shortly for the benefit of the membranes and membrane proteins scientific community working on the EPN campus.

Organizing committee : Christine EBEL, Valentin GORDELIY, Ekaterina ROUND, Cecile BREYTON, Christophe MOREAU

Local organizations :
The Partnership for Structural Biology (PSB) : The partners are European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Grenoble, the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), the Institut de Biologie Structurale (IBS), which is supported by the French CEA, the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the University of Grenoble (University Joseph Fourier, UJF) and UJF-EMBL-CNRS Unit of Virus Host Cell Interactions (UVHCI).

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