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10.03.2023 – From 07 to 09 March 2023, the CRC 1208 hosted its 4th international conference "Dynamics of Membrane Systems" on-site at Heinrich Heine University. Both scientifically stimulating and also a fun, internationally renowned speakers presented their research on different aspects of membrane research.
Eleven invited speakers and six project leaders from the CRC 1208 of Heinrich Heine University presented their research in diverse fields of membrane biology, with doctoral researchers from the CRC acting as chairs guiding through the programme.
The thematic focus has traditionally been on the special molecular processes that enable and control communication and metabolic transport between cells and cell compartments in and on membranes. "Membrane transporters", "Communication in endomembrane systems", " Lipid-protein interaction" are just some of the topics. Special attention was also given to the necessary special methods combining structural, biochemical and cellular techniques to elucidate the molecular and cellular processes.
or many participants it was the first conference without (travel) restrictions due to corona protection measures. The free participation in the lectures and the on-site exchange with the guests who had travelled to the conference was highly appreciated by all.

Confirmed Speakers

We are proud to announce the following speakers to be on site for the 4th CRC1208 conference:

Sonja Billerbeck

University of Groningen

"The yeast toxicome: Molecular insights and applications of a group of secreted antifungal proteins"

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Bernadette Byrne

Imperial College London

"Novel approaches to working with membrane proteins"

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Charissa de Bekker

University of Utrecht

"Unravelling the fungal effectors and insect host targets involved in parasitic hijacking of host behaviours"

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Thomas Günther-Pomorski

Ruhr University of Bochum

"Lipid flippases: Building membranes and transport vesicles"

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Inga Hänelt

University of Frankfurt

"Regulation of the bacterial K+ pump KdpFABC"

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Kai Heimel

University of Göttingen

"Unconventional role of a fungal signal peptide peptidase in plant pathogenesis"

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Eamonn Reading

King's College London

"The Backbone of Multidrug Efflux in RND-Type Pumps"

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Kheya Sengupta

CINaM Marseille

"Mind the Gap: lipid membrane fluctuations and their impact on adhesion"

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Lilach Sheiner

University of Glasgow

"Mitochondrial membranes biology in the apicomplexan Toxoplasma gondii"

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Christian Ungermann

University of Osnabrück

"Molecular insights into tethering and fusion at lysosomes"

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Paula Welander

University of Stanford

"Bacterial sterol biosynthesis and transport"

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