SMALP Meeting 2018:
Overcoming Bottlenecks in Membrane Biology
Location: Banff Conference Centre, Alberta, Canada. The island above is in Banff and reminded us of 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
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.
Ayyalusamy (Rams) Ramamoorthy is the Robert W. Parry Collegiate Professor of Chemistry and Biophysics at the University of Michigan. He investigates the ligand interactions, folding, aggregation and dynamic structures of membrane-associated proteins using methods including solid state NMR approaches and novel SMA derivatives his group is developing.
Bert Klumperman is holder of the South African Research Chair on Advanced Macromolecular Architectures, which is awarded by the National Research Foundation Department of Science and Technology, at the Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science at Stellenbosch University. He investigates nano-structured materials for biomedical applications, conducts mechanistic and kinetic studies of radical polymerisation processes, and performs exploratory polymer chemistry for advanced applications
Barry Bruce Professor in Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology & Microbiology Departments University of Tennessee at Knoxville will present Non-detergent Isolation of a Cyanobacterial Photosystem I using Styrene-Maleic Acid Copolymers
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.
Adrian Kopf, PhD student in the group of Membrane Biochemistry and Biophysics, at Utrecht University in the Netherlands is investigating the influence of copolymer composition and length on membrane solubilization to form SMALP (native) nanodiscs and will speak on Membrane solubilization by styrene–maleic acid copolymers: importance of polymer length and comonomer sequence.
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.
Pre-Register at no cost or obligation. We'll let you know registration opens and you'll be offered a discounted rate.
PAST SMALP Meetings
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 ConferenceOrganized 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
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