deadline extended to Monday, November 10 at 5PM, EST
Weill Cornell Med. Col.
Univ. of Illinois at
This theme is made up of four symposia, one scheduled each
day of the meeting, Sun – Wed. Please
read below for invited speaker and session schedule information. In addition to the invited talks listed
below, short talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts. To be considered for a volunteered talk in
this theme, submit your abstract to an ASBMB topic category number: 2110-2129,
by the November 6th submission deadline. All volunteered abstracts will be programmed
for poster presentation. Those selected
for oral presentation will also present a poster. Programming notifications will be sent in
mid-January. We look forward to seeing
you at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, BCEC, March 28 – April 1,
Membrane Channels I - Molecular Basis of Gating, Activation
Sunday, March 29, 2015, 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Session Chair: Emad Tajkhorshid, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
William Catterall, Univ. of Washington
Structural basis for gating and selectivity of sodium and calcium channels
Ann E. McDermott, Columbia Univ.
Inactivation, dynamics and ion binding in potassium channels
Mark L. Mayer, NICHD, NIH
Structural studies on glutamate receptor gating
Membrane Channels II - New Channels and Novel Functions
Monday, March 30, 2015, 3:55 PM - 6:10 PM
Session Chair: Mark L. Mayer, NICHD, NIH
Rachelle Gaudet, Harvard Univ.
TRPV channel structures in health and disease
Hartmut Luecke, Univ. of California, Irvine
Acid-coupled channels from helicobacter pylori as a novel drug targert
Christopher Miller, HHMI, Brandeis Univ.
Weird ion...weird ion channels mediating resistance to fluoride toxicity
Transporters I - Crystallographic Insight Into Transporter
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Session Chair: Scott C. Blanchard, Weill Cornell Med. Col.
Olga Boudker, Weill Cornell Med. Col.
Structure and function of the glutatmate transporter
Robert Stroud, UCSF
Wiggle wiggle not a trickle: How do membrane transporters work?
Ming Zhou, Baylor Col. of Med.
Structural basis of bile acid transport
Transporters II - Capturing Functional Motions of
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 1:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Session Chair: Olga Boudker, Weill Cornell Med. Col.
Scott C. Blanchard, Weill Cornell Med. Col.
Single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy of membrane transporters
Conformational changes of a Type II ABC importer for small substrate transport
Emad Tajkhorshid, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Visualizing functional motions of membrane transporters at an atomic resolution