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

 CSMB 2018 Conference Poster

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 ”SMALP Meeting 2018: Overcoming Bottlenecks in Membrane Biology” (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! (


The preliminary list of confirmed speakers includes:

Dr. Poul Nissen, Aarhus University Dr. Gaia Novarino, IST Austria 
Dr. Rajini Rao, John Hopkins Medical Dr. John Rubinstein, Hospital for Sick Children
Dr. Leonid Sazanov, IST Austria Dr. David Stokes, NYU

Dr. Isabelle Baconguis, Vollum Institute Dr. Derek Bowie, McGill University
Dr. Chris Brett, Concordia University
Dr. Joseph Casey, University of Alberta
Dr. Susan Cole, Queen’s University
Dr. Anika Hartz, University of Kentucky
Dr. Terry Hébert, McGill University
Dr. Nina Jones, University of Guelph 
Dr. Christopher Koth, Genentech 
Dr. Harley Kurata, University of Alberta
Dr. Joanne Lemieux, University of Alberta
Dr. Ellen Lumpkin, Columbia University
Dr. Trevor Moraes, University of Toronto 
Dr. Bruce Morgan, University of Kaiserslautern
Dr. Lisa Munter, McGill University Dr. Barbara Niemeyer, Saarland University
Dr. Mark Parker, University of Buffalo Dr. Janos Peti-Peterdi, University of Southern California
Dr. Jan Rainey, Dalhousie University Dr. Tuan Trang, University of Calgary
Dr. Martin Van der Laan, Saarland University

Registration and Accommodations

Registrations and accommodation booking will open in November 2017:

Abstract Submission

The conference will feature two poster sessions and abstracts can be submitted at:

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!

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