Membrane Biophysics

Stephen Tucker, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, Subgroup Chair


Membrane Biophysics Subgroup Symposium

Saturday March 5, 2011, 1:00 – 6:00 PM

Single Molecule Approaches to Ion Channel Structure & Function 

1:00     Stephen Tucker, Opening Remarks

1:05     Gabriela Popescu, State University of New York, Buffalo
             Probing the activation sequence of NMDA receptors with kinetic modeling of                     one-channel current traces

1:30     Keiichi Torimitsu, NTT Basic Research Labs, Japan
             Fast scanning AFM of ionotropic receptors

2:00     Baljit Khakh, University of California, Los Angeles
             Single molecule studies of P2X receptor trafficking

2:30     Scott Blanchard, Weill Cornell Medical College
             smFRET studies of membrane proteins

3:00     Break and Subgroup Business Meeting

3:40     Peter Lu, Bowling Green State University
             Probing ion channel protein dynamics by combined single-molecule electrical                  recording and photon-stamping spectroscopy

4:10     Rikard Blunck, University of Montreal
             Single channel fluorescence studies of K+ channels

4:40     Mark Wallace, Oxford University
             Droplet interface bilayers and single molecule fluorescence studies

6:00     Cole Award Dinner, Tremont Grand Hotel



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