Amphipol Symposium 2016


Monday, February 15, 2016 - 09:00 to Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 17:00


OIST Seaside House & Main Campus (Teaching Lab)


Amphipols are an innovative class of surfactants developed with the view of improving the stability of membrane proteins in aqueous solutions. They are short and flexible amphipahtic polymers that carry many alkyl chains. They can substitute for detergents at the transmembrane surface of membrane proteins and stay associate to them even at extreme dilutions. After trapping in amphipols, membrane proteins are as a rule more stable biochemically than in detergent solutions, which increases the lifetime of fragile membrane proteins for the purpose of proteomics, structural and functional studies, and therapeutics. The rich chemistry of amphipols also allows modifications and labelling, generating a library of molecules that expand the scope of applications. This mini symposium will introduce the theory and practice for a good use of these unusual surfactants with the expertise of internationally highly regarded speakers.
Invited Speakers
Melanie Cocco (University of California Irvine, USA):
Jörg Kleinschmidt (University of Kassel, Germany):
Werner Kühlbrandt (Max Plant Institute of Biophysics, Germany):
Jean-Luc Popot (IBPC, France):
Manuela Zoonens (IBPC, France):
(This list is subject to change. Thank you in advance for your understanding.)
Main organizer
Prof. Matthias Wolf, Molecular Cryo-Electron Microscopy Unit, OIST
Samatey Fadel, Transmembrane Trafficking Unit, OIST
Zoonens Manuela, Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique CNRS Paris
Le Bon Christel, Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique CNRS Paris
Teachers of practical trainings
Christel Le Bon and Manuela Zoonens, Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique CNRS Paris
Registration deadline: December 31, 2015
Practicals open to a maximum of 20 attendees
Anatrace, Labex Dynamo
Program click here as of November 25, 2015
(The program is subject to change. Thank you in advance for your understanding.)
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Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 00:00

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