SPDC 2014: Single Protein Dynamics in Cellulo

Single Protein Dynamics in Cellulo 2014:
Spatio-Temporal, Structural and Quantitative Analyses

Dates: April 21 – 25, 2014
Application Deadline: February 20, 2014
Location: OIST Seaside House

Description (Overview)

The OIST workshop, “Single Protein Dynamics in cellulo: Spatio-temporal, Structural and Quantitative Analyses” (SPDC2014), will convoke outstanding scientists with diverse backgrounds, to discuss quantitative analysis of proteins in living cells in space and time.

SPDC2014 will focus on the conformational space attained by proteins in their cellular environment and quantitative and structural analyses of individual proteins. Genomics and proteomics allow us to understand interacting networks of most, if not all, proteins in cells, but quantitative analysis of proteins in space and time in living cells is largely lacking. Quantitative data will allow more exact modeling of protein function and reaction rates, to better understand dynamics in the cell.  While subsequent workshops will tackle other topics, SPDC2014 will focus primarily on analysis of membrane proteins and proteins that function in association with them.

Methods discussed will include HS-AFM (High-Speed Atomic Force microscopy), cryo-ET (cryo-Electron Tomography), FCS (Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy), High-Speed Single Particle Tracking, ICS (Image Correlation Spectroscopy), MD (Molecular Dynamics), FPI (Fluorescence Polarization Imaging), Quantum Dots, SRM (Super-Resolution Microscopy), TIRFM (Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy), and White X-ray Scattering, among others.

We expect to have 36 participants in addition to the 17 invited lecturers. Students and post-docs are encouraged to participate and to present posters, some of which will be selected for short talks. Please apply online by using the webform on the "Application" page.  

There is no registration fee.  We will handle the logistics and cover the cost of twin-share accommodation at Seaside House and meals for all workshop participants. We will also help with arranging visas when necessary.  We envision that we will be able to offer full financial support for most participants (twin-share accommodation, meals and return airfare).    We request that all applicants indicate on the application form whether they wish to apply for full travel support.   

*OIST is deeply committed to the advancement of women in science, in Japan and worldwide. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.  We may provide some additional support to principal child cares to enable them to attend OIST workshops.


Confirmed Lecturers/Speakers:

  • Hiroko Bannai (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • Andrew Clayton (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
  • Duccio Fanelli (University of Florence, Italy)
  • Charlotte Fournier (OIST, Japan)
  • Mike Heilemann (Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Germany)
  • Akihiro Kusumi (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • Jun Liu (University of Texas Medical School, USA)
  • Tomoko Masaike (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
  • Shigetoshi Oiki (Fukui University, Japan)
  • Yasushi Sako (Riken, Japan)
  • Takayuki Uchihashi (Kanazawa University, Japan)
  • Vladana Vukojevic (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden)
  • Paul Wiseman (McGill University, Canada)


  • Masataka Kinjo (Hokkaido University, Japan)
  • Thorsten Wohland (National University of Singapore, Singapore)


  • Ulf Skoglund (OIST, Japan)
  • Ichi Maruyama (OIST, Japan)

See SPDC Workshop Schedule