MDCK cell in 3D culture

Biological & Biophysical Basis of Membrane Dynamics and Organization


November 5 & 6, 2010    Mellon Institute of Science

A Membrane Poster Fair will be held in the Mellon Institute Social Room on Friday, Nov.-05, at 4:00 p.m., featuring the breadth and width of Membrane Biophysics and Biology in Pittsburgh.
Rick McCullough and Nathan Urban (CMU's Vice President for Research and Head of the Dept. for Biological Sciences, respectively) will open this event.
Cheese and Wine will accompany the science.

Poster boards are 4' x 3', landscape or portrait orientations are both possible.

Register your Poster here!

The following local people will present talks at the workshop:

Gerard Apodaca

UPitt Med School, Renal-Electrolyte Div

  • membrane traffic
  • polarized epithelial cells
  • sensory function of the uroepithelium

Jeffrey Brodsky

UPitt Dept Biol Sci

  • protein sorting in the secretory pathway
  • molecular chaperones
  • ER-associated protein degradation

Kris Noel Dahl

CMU Depts of Biomed Eng and Chem Eng

  • structure of the nucleus
  • rheology of the nuclear membrane
  • intermediate filament interaction with membranes
  • progeria
  • nanoparticle transport through membranes

Markus Deserno

CMU Dept of Physics

  • analytical theory and simulations of membrane structure
  • coarse-grained MD simulations
  • peptide folding
  • field theory of protein-protein interaction in membranes

Christina H. Lee

CMU Dept Biol Sci

  • membrane trafficking in the ER
  • regulation of ER structure and function

Manojkumar A. Puthenveedu

CMU Dept Biol Sci

  • membrane trafficking
  • endocytosis
  • opoid receptors
  • protein sorting

Linton M.Traub

UPitt Med School, Dept Cell Biol & Physiol

  • endocytosis / exocytosis
  • neurotransmission
  • synaptic transport
  • clathrin-coated vesiclest
  • protein sorting

Stephanie Tristram-Nagle

CMU Dept of Physics

  • lipid membranes
  • peptide-membrane interactions
  • HIV-related peptides
  • x-ray scattering and diffraction
  • thermodynamic characterization

van der Wel

UPitt Med School, Dept of Struct Biol

  • membrane-associated proteins
  • amyloid aggregates
  • solid-state NMR


Mathias Lösche
Department of Physics
Carnegie Mellon University
ph 412-268-8367 (Donna)
fax 412-268-8252
emb quench

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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