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CSMB 61st Annual Conference
Membrane Proteins in Health and Disease
April 11 - 15, 2018
Banff Centre
Banff, AB

The 61st Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB) will be held Wednesday, April 11, 2018 to Sunday, April 15, 2018 at The Banff Centre located in the beautiful mountain setting of Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Membrane Proteins in Health and Disease

The conference is focused on “Membrane Proteins in Health and Disease”, and has been held every 4 years since 1986! We are excited to share that the conference will feature sessions on Membrane Structural Biology, Membrane Protein Biogenesis and Folding, Molecular Events in the Membrane Transport Physiology, Ion Transport and pH Regulation, Membrane Embedded Enzymes, and Membrane Proteins as Therapeutic Targets.

Satellite meetings will also be held on April 11, 2018 with the topics of “The Membrane proteome of pH Homeostasis” (organized by Emmanuelle Cordat, Todd Alexander and Larry Fliegel) and ”Overcoming Obstacles in Membrane Protein Structure and Function” (organized by Michael Overduin) (

There will also be poster sessions and 12 presentations selected from the submitted abstracts. Prizes will be given for the best posters. This conference has traditionally attracted an informed group of ~250 participants interested in membrane protein structure, function and biosynthesis. It is a very popular conference, which is limited to 250 participants, so register early! (

Organizing Committee

Howard Young
Organizing Committee Co-Chair
Todd Alexander
Organizing Committee Co-Chair
Joe Casey Xing-Zhen Chen
Emmanuelle Cordat Larry Fliegel
Harley Kurata   Joanne Lemieux
Elaine Leslie Michael Overduin
Nicolas Touret

We hope to see you in Banff in April 2018!

Other Organizations' Conferences

International Congress of Cell Biology 2018
Theme: The Dynamic Cell : From Molecules and Networks to Form and Function
January 27-31, 2018
Hyderabad, India

The IFCB (International Federation for Cell Biology) and APOCB (Asian Pacific Organization for Cell Biology) are two of the primary international organizations for cell biology and their joint mission is to foster cell biology research and Cell Biology Societies in countries across the world. Consequently, the 13th IFCB congress and the 8th APOCB Meeting will be held in Hyderabad, India, together with the Indian Society of Cell Biology (ISCB) and its 41st annual meeting. This meeting also commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Asian-Pacific organization for Cell Biology.

This will be the first-ever joint meeting of these two International cell biology organizations, and will see cell biologists from across the world coming together to showcase and discuss their work.

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