Sponsored by COBRE on Membrane Protein Production and Characterization
Funded by the National Institute for General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), NIH

Date and Time:

Monday, May 12, 2014 — 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m.


Clayton Hall Conference Center (University of Delaware in Newark, DE)


Tobias Baumgart, University of Pennsylvania - "Membrane Interaction Mechanisms and Curvature Sorting of BAR Domain Proteins"

William Cramer, Purdue University - "Dielectric Heterogeneity in a Hetero-Oligomeric Membrane Protein Complex"

Evan Evans, Boston University & University of British Columbia - "Curvature Elasticity and Nanoscale Dynamics in Biomembranes: from tense nanotubes to fluctuating vesicles"

Karen Fleming, Johns Hopkins University - "The Versatile b-Barrel Gives up a Novel Hydrophobicity Scale and Other Secrets of the Membrane"

Albert Girotti, Medical College of Wisconsin - "Role of Type-4 Glutathione Peroxidase (GPX4) in the Reductive Inactivation of Membrane Lipid Hydroperoxides"

Meta Kuehn, Duke University - "Genetic and Biochemical Characterization of a Secretion Pathway for Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins and Lipids"

Robert Nakamoto, University of Virginia - "Spectroscopic Analysis of Bacterial Outer Membrane TonB-Dependent Transporters in Native Outer Membrane Vesicles"

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Gerald Feigenson, Cornell University - "Membrane Structure at the 10 Nanometer Scale: a WALP Helix Alters the Structure of a 4-Lipid Component Bilayer"


There is no charge for this symposium; however, registration is required.


Registration will open in January 2014.

The deadline to register is Monday, May 5, 2014.

Poster Submission:

Posters can be submitted via the registration form.


Contact Cinda Younce at 302-831-4500 or via email.