Workshop Details
Macromolecular Crowding
07/06/2009 - 07/10/2009
Meeting Description:

While an overwhelming majority of biophysical studies on proteins are performed on dilute solutions, there is now a rapidly growing appreciation of the potential effects of intermolecular excluded volume ("crowding") within the highly volume-occupied cellular interior. A semiquantitative picture of crowding effects in vitro, based on simplified models, has been developed. The next steps toward an understanding of crowding effects within cellular environments are challenging but important for proper modeling of protein functions in vivo. This workshop is organized to address these next steps. Among the topics will be the latest results on the microstructures of the various components of the cytoplasm and on the compositions of the various organelles; the in silico modeling and in vitro mimicking of these complex media, and theories of inhomogeneous fluids that have potential applications to cellular environments. The workshop will serve as a catalyst for new breakthroughs in the study of macromolecular crowding.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 W. Colorado Avenue Telluride CO 81435

Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization Arrival Information Departure Information Interested in Sharing Transportation?
Best, Robert University of Cambridge 7/5
7/10
Y
Cheung, Margaret University of Houston
Feig, Michael Michigan State University 7/5
7/10
Ferrone, Frank Drexel University 7/5
7/10
Y
Gai, Feng University of Pennsylvania 7/5
7/9
Hall, Damien University of Tsukuba 7/5
7/11
Hong, Jiang University of Massachusetts at Amherst 7/5
7/11
Li, Conggang University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 7/5
7/11
Longeville, Stéphane CEA 7/5
7/10
Mereghetti, Paolo EML Research 7/5
7/10
Miklos, Andrew Pielak Lab - Chemistry Department - UNC Chapel Hil 7/5
7/12
Minton, Allen NIH 7/5
7/11
Y
Mittal, Jeetain National Institutes of Health 7/5
7/10
Qin, Meng Department of Physics, Nanjing University 7/5
7/11
Saxton, Michael Univ of California
Uversky, Vladimir Indiana University School of Medicine 7/5
7/9
Y
Wang, Wei Department of Physics,Nanjing University 7/5
7/9
Weiss, Matthias German Cancer Research Center 7/5
7/12
Y
Wu, Jianzhong A249 Bourns Hall 7/4
7/11
Yang, Guoliang Drexel University 7/5
7/10
Zhou, Huan-Xiang Florida State University 7/5
7/9
Y

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