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Aug 28 - 31, 2019 | USD $755.65 | Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia
85th Harden Conference: Dynamic Membrane Complexes: Respiration and Transport is organized by Biochemical Society and will be held from Aug 28 - 31, 2019 at Gustav Stresemann Institute, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Description: Over the last ~ 5 years, cryo-electron microscopy single-particle reconstruction and tomography have resulted in an extraordinary amount of structural information of respiratory membrane complexes, the value of which is yet to be fully explored. Even more recently, the importance of membrane protein dynamics, formation of supercomplexes and organisation within microbial (inner membrane) or mitochondrial cristae has been highlighted. These new insights have shaken the classical view of respiratory chains. An interdisciplinary evaluation of these results with experts from neighbouring fields such as protein-protein interactions, computational biology, dynamic membrane transport mechanisms, and lipid biophysics is now needed to retain and even accelerate this momentum. Translation to the clinical sciences or an enhanced understanding of the structural dynamics for the functional properties of respiration and transport can also provide an opportunity to open up new fields of research. The programme is designed to bring leaders in the fields of molecular respiration together with scientists working at the forefront of membrane transport, membrane structural biology and lipid biochemistry to create a more complete understanding of respiration and transport and explore further the relationship between function and disease. The application of advanced biophysical techniques to such systems is at the forefront of both method and research developments and new technologies could further revolutionize our understanding of membrane bioenergetics. The residential format of the Harden conference, widely known for its emphasis on free and open discussion, will encourage the exchange of the latest data and a critical discussion of the technical challenges that these developments face. Scientific sessions: • Complexes and supercomplexes: new perspectives on respiratory chains • Membrane organization • Membrane transport and regulation • Protein-protein interactions and lipids • Emerging hot topics • Bioenergetics and drug targets.