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Future Annual Conferences of the CSMB

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

24th IUBMB & 15th FAOBMB Congress
June 4-8, 2018
Seoul, Korea
It is my great pleasure to cordially invite you to the 24th IUBMB and 15th FAOBMB Congress here in Seoul, Korea on June 4th~8th, 2018.

As you all know, the IUBMB Congress is one of the biggest international research conferences in basic biological science. Therefore, in this congress, there will be more than 25 symposia covering various research fields from virus to human cancers. Numerous renowned scientists from all over the world including Nobel laureates will be invited for plenary as well as special lectures. In addition, numerous workshops or satellite meetings introducing novel biotechnologies will also be given. In these symposia and lectures, new findings in both basic research and applied technology will be introduced and discussed. Thus, the main purpose of the IUBMB congress is to provide a platform for biomedical researchers or students to socialize and exchange valuable information. In addition, I would like to encourage young scientists to apply the Travel grants as well as the Young Scientist Program. We plan to have more than 150 recipients.

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