April 2019 SMALP Meeting Utrecht

Visit our scientist Dr. Jan Kubicek and our technical assistant Marco Bünnagel at the SMALP Meeting in Utrecht on April 26. They are looking forward to discuss with you. Jan will also give a talk from 17.25 - 17.35 on: Chatting out of the sewing box: membrane protein service at Cube Biotech GmbH.
   SMALP 2019 Conference Program
   At University Library Boothzaal (1st Floor), Utrecht Science Park
   Thursday April 25
19:00 – 21:00 Dinner for speakers, organizers and sponsors in Utrecht City Centre hosted by Antoinette Killian <J.A.Killian@uu.nl>
   
  Friday April 26
08.30 – 09.00 Registration, coffee and mounting posters
09.00 – 09.05 Welcome
  Session 1: Polymer design (chair Kees van Walree)
09.05 – 09.30 Bert Klumperman
09.30 – 09.55 Karen Edler
09.55 – 10.10 Nathaniel Hardin (selected short talk) “Modified Poly(acrylid acid) based Polymer Lipid-Nanodisc
10.10 – 10.20 Stefan Scheidelaar, SMA Chemist & Technical Product Manager
10.20 – 10.50 Coffee break (continue mounting posters)
   
  Session 2: Insights from model membrane studies (chair Tim Dafforn)
10.50 – 11.15 Adrian Kopf
11.15 – 11.40 Sandro Keller
11.40 – 12.05 Siewert-Jan Marrink
12.05 – 14.00 Lunch and posters
   
  Session 3: Membrane protein structure and function (chair Mike Overduin)
14.05 – 14.30 Vincent Postis
14.30 – 14.55 Bob Gennis “High resolution cryo-EM structure of the Alternative Complex III from Flavobacterium johnsoniae in SMA Copolymer nanodiscs”.
14.55 – 15.20 Anthony Watts (to be confirmed)
15.20 – 16.00 Tea break (plus posters)
   
  Session 4: Selected short talks (chair Antoinette Killian)
16.00 – 16.15 Irina Smirnova “Extraction and liposome reconstitution of membrane proteins with their native lipids without the use of detergents”
16.15 – 16.30 Zoe Stroud “SMALPing the Divisome: Characterisation of the FtsBL Subcomplex”
16.30 – 16.45 Weihua Qiu “Structure and activity of the lipid bilayer within a transporter”
16.45 – 17.00 Nathan Brady “Investigating dimensions, constituents and activity of PSI complexes within styrene maleic acid lipid particles”
17.00 – 17.05 Minibreak
   
  Session 5: Wrap-up: short talks from industry and round table discussion (chair Bert Klumperman)
17.05 – 17.15 Kacee H. Sims, Ph.D., Marketing Technical Specialist, Avanti Polar Lipids, Inc.
17.15 – 17.25 Edward E. Pryor: Breaking the mold: Detergent free solutions from a historically detergent-only company
17.25 – 17.35 Jan Kubicek: Chatting out of the sewing box: membrane protein service at Cube Biotech.
17.35 – 17.45 Maya Wright: Introducing Microfluidic diffusional sizing, a novel technique for evaluating SMALP nanodisc formation
17.45 – 18.00 Panel Discussion and Wrap-up
19:00 – 21:00 Dinner for sponsors and co-directors at Graff Floris, Vismarkt 13, Utrecht, tel: 030 231 4996, hosted by Michael Overduin <overduin@ualberta.ca>
   
Evening: Downtown festivities (lots of music, flea markets, strange games, beer, wine and some food, and lots of crazy but friendly people in orange)
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