Bonnie Wallace Celebratory Symposium

In celebration of her 65th Birthday

Honouring her Contribution to Science

(NOTE:  This is NOT a retirement celebration!!)

Shining Light on Membrane Proteins

Wednesday 10th August 2016

Held at: Lecture Room B33, Malet Street, Birkbeck College, University of London, WC1E 7HX

Location Map

Symposium Programme


Please note:  Pre-registration is required for this meeting due to the room capacity.  To pre-register please email:  PCDDB@mail.cryst.bbk.ac.uk
09:00 - 09:30       Registration
Part I    Morning Session:  Chair:  Robert W. Janes
09:30 - 09:40       Lee Whitmore - Introduction to the Symposium   (Birkbeck College, University of London, UK)
09.40 - 10.00        John Sutherland - Measuring the Circular Dichroism of Proteins: Accomplishments and Challenges   (Augusta University, USA)
10.00 - 10.30        Frances Separovic - Antimicrobial peptides: from gramicidin channels to maculatin pores   (University of Melbourne, Australia)
10.30 - 11.00        Jose Lopes - Detecting disorder in parasite proteins   (University of Sao Paolo, Brazil)
11.00 - 11.30        Martin Ulmschneider - How membrane active peptides partition into bilayers and spontaneously assemble into functional membrane proteins   (John Hopkins University, USA)
11.30 - 12.00        Paula Booth - How circular dichroism illuminated membrane protein folding   (King's College, University of London, UK)
           Lunch break   12.00 - 13.00
Part II    Afternoon Session:  Chair:  Frances Separovic
13.00 - 13.30        Richard Henderson - CryoEM of membrane proteins   (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK)
13.30 - 14.00        Mark Sansom - Membrane Protein Interactions with Lipids: Molecular Simulations as a Computational Microscope   (University of Oxford, UK)
14.00 - 14.30        Hugh Hemmings - Voltage-gated sodium channels as targets for general anesthetics    (Weill Cornell Medicine, USA)
14.30 - 15.00        Lin Field - Voltage-gated sodium channels as targets for pyrethroid insecticides   (Rothamsted Research, UK)
           Afternoon Tea   15.00 - 15.30 (Supported by the British Biophysical Society - See below) 
Part III    Afternoon Session:  Chair:  Lee Whitmore
15.30 - 16.00        Declan Doyle - Tackling antimicrobial resistance at the molecular level: Application of a novel method to demonstrate transporter-antibiotic interactions    (University of Southampton, UK)
16.00 - 16.30        Per Bullough - Bacterial spores as a problem in cellular assembly   (Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Sheffield, UK)
16.30 - 17.00        Liz Carpenter - Structural biology of human ion channels at the SGC   (Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, UK)
17.00 - 17.30        Carol Robinson - Mass spectrometry of membrane proteins - the lipid connection   (University of Oxford, UK)
17.30 - 17.40        Robert W. Janes  - Closing Remarks   (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)

We thank the British Biophysical Society for their support towards this Symposium
Please note:  Student members of the British Biophysical Society wishing to attend this symposium can apply here for competitve travel bursaries