MDCK cell in 3D culture

Biological & Biophysical Basis of Membrane Dynamics and Organization


November 5 & 6, 2010    Mellon Institute of Science

Biological membranes are truly astounding in terms of the richness and diversity of physical phenomena they display. Studying them within the confines of a single discipline is prone to missing the many beautiful connections between biology, physics, chemistry, materials science, and other fields of research.

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This workshop aims at the broader view:
• How can the principles and methods of one discipline enrich another?
• What does biophysics contribute to membrane biology
• What has biology to offer to the materials science of fluid lipid sheets?

Many scientists here in Pittsburgh dedicate their research to the understanding of biological membranes. It is the aim of this workshop to
• bring us all together,
• help us to place our research into perspective,
• strengthen our community, and
• explore collaboration opportunities within the region and beyond.

We have lined up exciting speakers and topics. Enjoy these pages!

There is no fee required to attend the workshop. If you're interested in attending,
please register here by October 25.







Mathias Lösche
Department of Physics
Carnegie Mellon University
ph 412-268-8367 (Donna)
fax 412-268-8252
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Adam Linstedt
Department of Biology
Carnegie Mellon University
Ph 412-268-1249
fax 412-268-7129

Markus Deserno
Department of Physics
Carnegie Mellon University
ph 412-268-8367 (Donna)

Conference Time-Line and Program


Mellon Institute of Science
3rd floor Conference Room
and Social Room
Carnegie Mellon University
4400 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Pay-for parking is available in the South Dithridge St. garage across from the Mellon Institute.


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