Workshop Details
Macromolecular Crowding
06/20/2011 - 06/24/2011
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?
Cheung-Wyker, Margaret University of Houston
Dhont, Jan FZJ 6/19
6/25
Y
Dlugosz, Maciej University of Warsaw, ICM 6/19
6/26
Y
Dokholyan, Nikolay University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 6/19
6/24
Elcock, Adrian University of Iowa
Feig, Michael Michigan State University 6/19
6/24
Ferrone, Frank Drexel 6/19
6/25
Foffi, Giuseppe Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne 6/20
6/24
Y
Gai, Feng University of Pennsylvania 6/19
6/24
Geyer, Tihamer Saarland University 6/19
6/25
Geyer, Tihamer [2nd Reservation] Saarland University 6/25
6/26
Goldenberg, David University of Utah 6/19
6/24
Guo, Zhihong The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 6/19
6/25
Hall, Damien University of Tsukuba 6/19
6/25
Y
Haran, Gilad Weizmann Institute of Science 6/19
6/24
Keating, Christine Penn State University 6/19
6/25
Y
Kilburn, Duncan Johns Hopkins University 6/19
6/25
Knowles, Ben University of Wisconsin - Madison 6/19
6/24
Longeville, Stéphane CEA 6/19
6/24
Mas, Francesc Physical Chemistry Dept., Barcelona University 6/19
6/24
Y
Mazack, Michael Univ. of Minnesota 6/19
6/24
Y
Mereghetti, Paolo HITS 6/19
6/25
Y
Miklos, Andrew University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill 6/19
6/26
Y
Minton, Allen NIH
Mittal, Jeetain Lehigh University 6/19
6/25
Y
Naegele, Gerhard FZJ 6/19
6/25
Y
Rivas, German CIB-CSIC 6/19
6/25
Y
Saxton, Michael Univ of California, Davis 6/19
6/29
Schreiber, Gideon Weizmann Institute of Science 6/19
6/25
Y
Skolnick, Jeffrey Geogia Tech 6/20
6/23
Wei, Yinan University of Kentucky 6/19
6/25
Y
Weiss, Matthias University of Bayreuth 6/19
6/24
Y
Weisshaar, James U Wisconsin-Madison
Yethiraj, Arun University of Wisconsin 6/19
6/25
Zhou, Huan-Xiang Florida State University

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