Molecular Membrane Biology
This conference focuses on protein translocation across membranes, membrane traffic between compartments, organelle biogenesis and dynamics, and membrane structure. The model systems for studying protein translocation include the endoplasmic reticulum, mitochondria, and peroxisomes, with emphasis on the nature of organellar sorting signals and on the translocation machines that decode these signals and allow passage of polypeptides into and across membranes. Presentations on membrane traffic, organelle biogenesis, and organelle dynamics focus primarily on the biosynthetic pathway, including the endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus. Membrane structure is explored from the perspective of membrane subdomains, protein-lipid interactions, and membrane fusion. Additional topics include bacterial translocation, endocytic traffic, and structure-function analysis of membrane transporters, although these subjects are covered more comprehensively in other Gordon Conferences. Finally, there is interest in pathogen-membrane interactions, diseases involving membrane proteins and membrane traffic, and biotechnology applications of molecular membrane biology.
What is a GRC? Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are 5-day meetings that bring scientists together from around the world to present and discuss unpublished research with other leaders in their field.
This Gordon Research Conference (GRC) series is related to the "Molecular Membrane Biology" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS)
series. Although a related GRS will typically be scheduled in conjunction with its parent GRC each time it meets, that may not always be the case. Refer to the individual meetings in the Meeting History
section below for more details. For more information about the associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series, click here
.What is a GRS? Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are 2-day meetings that bring graduate students and post-docs together to discuss their cutting edge research among peers and mentors. Each GRS immediately precedes an associated Gordon Research Conference (GRC), and topics addressed at the GRS relate closely to the GRC.