Island in Banff

SMALP Meeting 2018:
Overcoming Bottlenecks in Membrane Biology

Location: Banff Conference Centre, Alberta, Canada. The island above is in Banff and represents a membrane protein floating in a "sea" of lipids.

Date: Wednesday April 11, 2018 from 8am to 5pm

Satellite Meeting of the Membrane Proteins in Health & Disease Conference

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Local Organizers

Mansoore Esmaili, PhD student in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta, and obtained MSc and BSc degrees from the University of Tehran, Iran. She is working on beta barrel and prion proteins.

 

Michael Overduin, Professor, Department of Biochemistry at the University of Alberta is developing amphipathic polymers to solubilize and study native membrane protein complexes including novel targets for infectious disease and cancer.



Invited speakers

Antoinette Killian leads the Membrane Biochemistry and Biophysics group of the Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research and is a Professor at the Department of Chemistry of the Faculty of Science and winner of the prestigious EBSA/Avanti prize in 2015.




Helen Saibil is a Professor of Structural Biology at the Department of Crystallography of Birkbeck, University of London and member of the Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2009.


Liz Carpenter, Principal Investigator for the Integral Membrane Proteins group at the Structural Genomics Consortium at the University of Oxford, having previously establish an international training facility, the Membrane Protein Laboratory at the Diamond Light Source.




Sandro Keller, Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Vice Dean, Faculty of Biology, University of Kaiserslautern on the solubilization of membrane proteins into functional lipid-bilayer nanodiscs by diisobutylene/maleic acid copolymer (DIBMA) and SMA and comparison of effects and biophysical properties.



Steve Sligar is the Swanlund Endowed Chair and Director of the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana and an elected Fellow of the Biophysical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and founder of several start-up companies.

 

Tim Dafforn, Professor of Biotechnology at the University of Birmingham and Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, co-invented the SMALP system for research into membrane proteins by methods including SANS, SAXS and cEM.



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PAST SMALP Meetings



Nanoparticle Technologies for Membrane Protein Research Meeting

Location: Leeds Beckett University, UK

Dates: June 27-28, 2017

Organizers: Tim Dafforn, Sarah Lee, Naomi Pollock, Vincent Postis

Speakers: Steve Sligar, Bonnie Wallace, Tim Dafforn, Sandro Keller, Tony Watts

Submit your poster abstract by May 15

Register by June 1: £120.00; Student/PhD: £30.00 to cover conference fee, lunches, refreshments and BBQ


South African SMALP Meeting 2017

Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa

Dates: April 10-13, 2017

Format: During the UNESCO/IUPAC Conference

Bert-KlupermanOrganized by Bert Klumperman, South African Research Chair in Advanced Macromolecular Architectures at the Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science at Stellenbosch University







Berkeley SMALP Conference 2017

Location: Berkeley, California, USA

Date: March 24, 2017

Organizers: Tomas Laursen, Jana Broecker and Michael Overduin

Program and Flyer

 

Toronto SMALP Conference 2016

Location: Hart House Music Room, University of Toronto

Date: Friday April 29, 2016

Timetable: SMA training workshop from 8:00am (free activated SMA provided) and a lively, interactive meeting from 9:00am - 5:00pm

See the Event Flyer, Attendee List and Programme

North American SMALP Conference in Toronto attendees. The red sweaters represent protein, others are lipids.
toronto smalp group 2016