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Lipids: The Membrane and Beyond

Sunday, June 14, 2015 (evening)
to Wednesday, June 17, 2015 (noon)
Dalhousie University
and the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Halifax,
Nova Scotia Canada


 CSMB 2015 Conference Poster

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The 58th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB, will be held from Sunday, June 14, 2015 to Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Dalhousie University in the bustling and picturesque port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

This meeting is aimed at bringing together a diverse group of scientists with common interest in lipid function and characterization. We have two outstanding keynote speakers confirmed: Dr. Lukas Tamm (Virginia) and Dr. Andrea Ballabio (Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine, Italy). Six themed sessions will take place: Membrane Fusion, Lipid Droplets, Advanced Techniques, Intracellular Lipid Transport, Protein-Lipid Interactions and Lipid Metabolism.

Beyond an exciting slate of invited speakers, ample opportunities for contributed oral presentations will be provided in each of the 6 themed sessions. There will also be CSMB Awards Lectures, with Poster Sessions rounding out the scientific program. Travel awards are available for trainees, and prizes will be given for the best posters. These awards will be given out at our Banquet and Awards Presentation on Tuesday evening, providing everyone an opportunity to indulge in some mouth-watering Nova Scotian delicacies at historic Pier 21on the Halifax Harbourfront.

As an additional highlight, the journal Biochemistry and Cell Biology will publish a special issue devoted to the theme of this conference, featuring review articles and papers submitted by conference participants.

CSMB Meetings typically attract an informed and focused group of attendees from across Canada and beyond. Space limitations for the 2015 Meeting mean that registration will be capped at ~175, so please be sure to register early to avoid disappointment! We have worked hard to keep the meeting affordable and accessible, including provision of a range of accommodation options. Attendees who wish to experience Maritime hospitality should find it very easy to extend their stay.

We look forward to welcoming you in Halifax in June!

 Session Topics & Invited Speakers

Keynote Speakers:
Andrea Ballabio (Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine, Italy)

Lukas Tamm (University of Virginia)

Advanced Techniques: Steffany Bennett (University of Ottawa), Rosemary Cornell (Simon Fraser University), Mary Kraft (University of Illinois). 

Cellular Lipid Transport : Gregory Fairn (St. Michael's Hospital), Barbara Karten (Dalhousie University), Frederick Maxfield (Cornell University).

Lipid Droplets: Robert Farese (UCSF/Harvard University), Petra Kienesberger (Dalhousie University), Rudolf Zechner (University of Graz).

Lipid Metabolism: Russell Bishop (McMaster University), Jerry Chipuk (Mount Sinai), Tobias Hartmann (Saarland University).

Membrane Fusion: Leonid Chernomordik (NIH), Roy Duncan (Dalhousie University), Jeffrey Lee (University of Toronto).

Protein-Lipid Interactions: Valerie Booth (Memorial University), Roger McLeod (Dalhousie University), Michael Oda (CHORI).

Organizing Committee

Jan Rainey
(Co-chair and CSMB liason)
Barbara Karten

Roy Duncan
Petra Kienesberger
Roger McLeod
Thomas Pulinilkunnil
Neale Ridgway
Aarnoud van der Spoel
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