BIOMEMBRANES 2016: Mechanisms of Aging and Age-Related Diseases
Research on biological membranes occupies a central position in cellular and molecular biology. Biomembranes form very complex, dynamic and heterogeneous structures, in both space and time, critical for cellular function. Membrane proteins are involved in transport of ions and nutrients, signal transduction and energy conversion, and their malfunctions often result in numerous serious diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, diabetes, cancers, heart failure and others. While membrane proteins represent roughly one-third of the proteins encoded in the human genome, about 70% of modern drugs target these proteins, emphasizing their crucial value for pharmacology and medicine. Biological membranes are also a focus of intense investigations in soft matter and theoretical physics.
And Methods for their studies…
X-ray and neutron scattering, NMR, electron microscopy, mass-spectrometry and single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy are key methods to study
structural aspects and functional mechanisms of membrane proteins at time resolutions from femtoseconds to minutes, and spatial scales from atoms to whole organisms. The last few years have brought multiple breakthroughs in instrumentation and technologies, enabling the pursuit of new irections and paradigms in a variety of fields including studies of biological membranes.
First announcement: June 23, 2016
Registration and abstract submission: June 27 – August 26, 2016
Visa Deadline: August 26, 2016
Conference date: September 26 - 30, 2016
Proceedings submission: July 15 – September 1, 2016