Membrane Proteins: Structure & Function
Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
May 10 - 14, 2010
Abstract Deadline: March 7, 2010

Arranged by:
Jue Chen, Purdue University, USA
Pär Nordlund, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Charles Sanders,
 Vanderbilt University, USA
Yigong Shi, Tsinghua University, China

We are pleased to announce the inaugural Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Membrane Proteins: Structure & Function which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center in Suzhou, China. The conference will begin at 7.30pm on the evening of Monday May 10th, and will conclude after lunch on Friday, May 14th, 2010.

This conference is similar in design to the famous Cold Spring Harbor meetings series,  a program now in its 75th year. The conference will include eight oral sessions and two poster sessions covering the latest findings across many topics in membrane proteins. The majority of the talks will be given by invited speakers but some talks will be chosen from openly submitted abstracts. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

New Approaches in Membrane Biology
Biochemistry And Structural Biology of GPCR
Regulated Intramembrane Proteolysis
Membrane Transporters
Ion Channels
Membrane Protein Folding
Membrane Proteins as Drugs and Drug Targets
NMR of Membrane Proteins

Keynote speakers:
Ronald Kaback, 
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Raymond Stevens, 
The Scripps Research Institute, USA

Invited speakers:
Eitan Bibi, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
James Bowie, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
James Chou, Harvard Medical School, USA
P. Michael Conn, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
Douglas Cyr, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Yoshinori Fujiyoshi, Kyoto University, Japan
Youxing Jiang, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Tao Jiang, Institute of Biophysics of CAS, China
Changwen Jin, Peking University, China
Deborah Leckband, University of Illinois, USA
John K. Lee, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Jianfeng Liu, Huazhong University of Science & Technology,China
Mark Mayer, NIH,USA
Jesper Vuust Moller, Aarhus University, Denmark
Daniel Nietlispach, University of Cambridge, UK
Par Nordlund, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Claus Olesen, Aarhus University, Denmark
Daniel Otzen, Aarhus University, Denmark
Jean-Luc Popot, CNRS, University of Paris, France
Nicolas Reyes, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, USA
Charles Sanders, Vanderbilt University, USA
Yigong Shi, Tsinghua University, China
Ichio Shimada, The University of Tokyo, JAPAN
William Skach, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
Changlin Tian, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Sinisa Urban, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Kewei Wang, Peking Unversity Health Science Center,China
Stephen White, University of California, Irvine, USA
Tianle Xu, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences of CAS, Shanghai
Nieng Yan, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Gang Yu, University of Texas Southwestern, USA
Ming Zhou, Columbia University, USA

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $100-$500) awards. For more details, please visit Stipends

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in May 2010.

This conference is supported in part by funds provided by:

Regular Pricing
Academic Package CNY 6,830 / USD 1,000
Academic Package (Single Supplement) 
CNY 7,500 / USD 1,100
Student  Package* CNY 5,460 / USD 800
Corporate Package CNY 8,880 / USD 1,300
Academic No-Housing Package CNY 4,100 / USD 600
Student No-Housing Package* CNY3,280 / USD 480
Corporate No-Housing Package CNY5,800 / USD 850

Regular packages are all inclusive and cover registration, food, housing. No Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the conference.

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Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences
Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
No.299 Qiyue Road
SIP/ Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
Phone: +86 512 6272 9029
Fax: +86 512 6272 9028
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