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Protein Transport Across Cell Membranes (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Mechanism, Structure, and Regulation of Protein Targeting and Translocation Across Diverse Biological Membranes


March 5-6, 2016


Hotel Galvez
Galveston, TX


Meera Rao & Iniyan Ganesan

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Protein Transport Across Cell Membranes is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The focus of this meeting is to provide participants with background on common mechanisms involved in protein transport across a diversity of systems and species, to discuss their ongoing research projects, and to facilitate interaction and networking with their peers within this scientific community.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Protein Transport Across Cell Membranes" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.

Final Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session: Perspectives in Protein Transport Across Membranes
Discussion Leaders: Meera Rao (California Institute of Technology, USA) and Iniyan Ganesan (University of California, Davis, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:20 pmRandolph Hampton (University of California, San Diego, USA)
"Giving the Cold Shoulder to Retrotransloaction: Genetic Strategies to Dis-Cover ERAD Dis-Location Factors"
4:20 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmIntracellular Targeting and Trafficking
Discussion Leaders: Randolph Hampton (University of California, San Diego, USA) and Shu-Ou Shan (California Institute of Technology, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmYu-Hsien Hwang Fu (California Institute of Technology, USA)
"Distinct Membrane Association Modes Facilitate Co-Translational Protein Targeting"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmSarah Haßdenteufel (Saarland University, Germany)
"Role of Accessory Proteins of the Sec61 Complex in the Human ER"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmMarcin Grabowicz (Princeton University, USA)
"A Novel Alternate Pathway for Outer Membrane Lipoprotein Trafficking in E. coli"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmJames Lee (Harvard University, USA)
"Barrel Formation Occurs in the Periplasm During Folding on the Beta-Barrel Assembly Machine"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amMechanisms of Translocation
Discussion Leaders: Bil Clemons (California Institute of Technology, USA) and Carole Dabney-Smith (Miami University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:20 amSabrina Koch (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
"Lipid-Dependent Activity of the Motor ATPase SecA"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amAnne-Sophie Blummel (Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Freiburg, Germany)
"Assembly of the Tat Receptor Complex: Functionally Important TatBC Interactions"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amShruthi Hamsanathan (Texas A&M University, USA)
"The Hairpin-Hinge Model of Tat Protein Transport"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amJessica Klümper (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany)
"A Novel Channel for PTS2 Protein Import in Yeast Peroxisomes"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmCell Entry and Secretion
Discussion Leaders: Mariappan Malaiyalam (Yale University, USA) and Steven Theg (University of California, Davis, USA)
1:30 pm - 1:50 pmVivianne Goosens (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
"Unravelling Type 4 Pili Assembly"
1:50 pm - 2:00 pmDiscussion
2:00 pm - 2:20 pmMadhu-Sudhan Ravindran (University of Michigan Medical School, USA)
"A Non-Enveloped Virus Hijacks Host Disaggregation Machinery to Translocate Across the Endoplasmic Reticulum Membrane"
2:20 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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