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Daily Schedule



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Registration/ Information

10:35 AM – 10:45 AM
Opening Remarks

Session I: Ligand-gated Channels
Eitan Reuveny, Weizmann Institute, Israel, Chair

10:45 AM - 11:10 AM
Lucia Sivilotti, University College London, United Kingdom
The Activation of Glycine Channels: A Single Channel Perspective

11:10 AM - 11:35 PM
Cecilia Bouzat, Instituto de Investigaciones Bioquímicas de Bahía Blanca, Argentina
α7 Nicotinic Receptors at the Single-Channel Level

11:35 AM - 12:00PM
Cynthia Czajkowski, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Detecting Ligand-induced Motions in Pentameric Ligand-gated Ion Channels

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch Break

Session II: Ion Channels in Physiology
László Csanády, Sammelweis University, Hungary, Chair

1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
Polina Lishko, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Ion Channels and Sperm Physiology

1:55 PM - 2:20 PM
Contributed talk selected from submitted abstracts*

2:20 PM - 2:45 PM
Uhtaek Oh, Seoul National University, South Korea
Anoctamin 1 and Its Structural and Physiological Implications

2:45 PM - 3:10 PM
Andrea Meredith, University of Maryland, USA
Molecular Mechanisms of Circadian Variation in BK Channel Properties

3:10 PM - 3:35 PM
Thomas Voets, University of Leuven, Belgium
TRP Channels-From Gating to Pain

3:35 PM - 5:35 PM
Poster Session I

Session III: Keynote Talk
Leon D. Islas, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico, Chair

5:40 PM - 6:30 PM
Frederick Sigworth, Yale University, USA
Cryo-EM Imaging of a Voltage-Gated Channel with Membrane Potential Applied.

7:20 PM
Welcome Dinner


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Registration/Information

Session IV: Mechanically-activated Ion Channels
William Zagotta, University of Washington, USA, Chair

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Jorg Grandl, Duke University, USA
Magnetic Force Probing of Mechanically-Activated Piezo Ion Channels

9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
Contributed talk selected from submitted abstracts*

9:55 AM - 10:20 AM
Miriam Goodman, Stanford University, USA
Genetics and Physics of in Vivo Mechanical Activation of Ion Channels

10:20 AM - 10:45 AM
Contributed talk selected from submitted abstracts*

10:45 AM - 11:10 AM
Coffee Break

Session V: Modulation of Ion Channels
Sharona Gordon, University of Washington, USA, Chair

11:10 AM - 11:35 AM
Eitan Reuveny, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Regulation of Ion Channel Activity.

11:35 AM -  12:00 PM
Ramón Latorre, University of Valparaiso, Chile
Modulation of the BK Channel by Auxiliary Subunits

12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Lunch Break

Session VI: Methods for the Study of Ion Channels I
Andrea Meredith, University of Maryland, USA, Chair

1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
Werner Treptow, Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil
Binding of General Anesthetics to Ion Channels

1:55 PM- 2:20 PM
Justin Taraska, National Institutes of Health, USA
Imaging the Nanometer-scale Structure of the Plasma Membrane with Correlative Superresolution Light and Electron Microscopy

2:20 PM - 2:45 PM
William Zagotta, University of Washington, USA
Molecular Mechanisms of Regulation of Ion Channels by Intracellular Domains

2:45 PM - 3:10 PM
Contributed talk selected from submitted abstracts*

3:10 PM - 5:10 PM
Poster Session II

Session VII: Methods for the Study of Ion Channels II
Justin Taraska, National Institutes of Health, USA, Chair

5:15 PM - 5:40 PM
Richard Aldrich, University of Texas, Austin, USA
Optical Approaches to Channel Modulation

5:40 PM - 6:05 PM
Francisco Bezanilla, University of Chicago, USA
Optical Approaches in Studies of Excitability 

6:05 PM - 6:30 PM
Ivana Nikic, Werner Reichart Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, Germany
Minimal Tags for Live-cell Protein Labelling and Superresolution microscopy

6:30 PM - 6:55 PM
Contributed talk selected from submitted abstracts*

6:55 PM - 7:20 PM
Contributed talk selected from submitted abstracts*


Thursday, October 12, 2017

12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Registration/Information

Session VIII: Mechanisms I
Miriam Goodman, Stanford University, USA, Chair

1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
Feng Qin, SUNY, USA
Temperature Gating in Ion Channels

1:55 PM - 2:20 PM
Contributed talk selected from submitted abstracts*

2:20 PM - 2:45 PM
László Csanády, Sammelweis University, Hungary
Asymmetric Movements Reveal Distinct Roles of CFTR's Two Nucleotide Binding Sites

2:45 PM - 3:10 PM
Sharona Gordon, University of Washington, USA
Dynamic Regulation of TRPV1 Ion Channels

3:10 PM - 5:10 PM
Poster Session III

Session IX: Structure Approaches to Membrane Proteins
Richard Aldrich, University of Texas, Austin, USA, Chair

5:15 PM - 5:40 PM
Montserrat Samso, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Ryanodine Receptors: Cross Talk between Allosteric and Ligand-binding Domains

5:40 PM- 6:05 PM
Vera Moiseenkova-Bell, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Cryo-EM Reveals TRPV Channels' Gating Mechanisms

6:05 PM - 6:30 PM
Nancy Carrasco, Yale University, USA
Structure of Membrane Transporters

6:30 PM - 6:55 PM
Crina Nimigean, Cornell University, USA
Gating and Ligand Modulation in Potassium Channels

6:55 PM - 7:20 PM
Contributed talk selected from submitted abstracts*


Friday, October 13, 2017

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration/Information

Session X: Lipids and Membrane Proteins
Crina Nimigean, Cornell University, USA, Chair

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Andrea Alessandrini, CNR-Institute of Nanoscience, Italy
Lipid-protein Interaction in Model Membranes

9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
Toshinori Hoshi, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Dietary Oils and BK Channels

9:55 AM - 10:20 AM
Raimund Dutzler, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Mechanistic Relationships in the TMEM16 Family of Calcium Activated Chloride Channels and Lipid Scramblases

10:20 AM - 10:35 AM
Coffee Break

Session XI: Mechanisms II
Ramón Latorre, University of Valparaiso, Chile, Chair

10:35 AM - 11:00 AM
Yasushi Okamura, Osaka University, Japan
Coupling Mechanisms of Voltage-Sensing Phosphatase

11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
Contributed talk selected from submitted abstracts*

11:25 AM - 11:50 AM
Tuck Wah Soong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Alternative Splicing and RNA Editing Diversify CaV1.3 Channel Function in the Brain

11:50 AM - 12:00 PM
Closing Remarks and Biophysical Journal Poster Awards

*Contributed talks selected from among submitted abstracts