Membrane Transporters: Translating Molecules to Medicine

2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Membrane Transport Proteins, which has been held every two years since 1998. 

GRC's vision for the upcoming conference is to link molecular and mechanistic insights on clinically important membrane transporters – including carriers, ion channels and pumps, to human disease. Along with new topics on rational drug design, mining big data and perspectives from Pharma, we will continue to focus on protein structure and dynamics, cell biology and physiological function of membrane transporters. 

The conference will highlight translational aspects of membrane transport proteins as targets in neurological and psychiatric disorders as well as the gamut of human diseases including cardiovascular, diabetes and cancer. Sessions will include emerging technologies in stem cells, proteomics, gene editing, and 3D organoids in the context of their application to membrane transport proteins. 

The guiding principle of a Gordon Conference is the presentation of new, unpublished work and the free, unhampered discussion that follows. This tradition of freely sharing ideas is due in large part to GRC's "off the record" policy which prohibits photography or tape recording of sessions or the publication of conference proceedings. Each session will include slots for speakers selected from abstracts as well as late-breaking research. 

Gatan is a sponsor of the 2016 GRC Membrane Transport Proteins meeting.

Sunday, June 12, 2016 to Friday, June 17, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Lucca (Barga)