Workshop Details
Macromolecular Crowding (In-person Participation)
06/05/2023 - 06/09/2023
Meeting Description:

While an overwhelming majority of biophysical studies on proteins are performed on dilute solutions, there is now a rapidly growing appreciation of the potential effects of intermolecular excluded volume ("crowding") within the highly volume-occupied cellular interior. A semiquantitative picture of crowding effects in vitro, based on simplified models, has been developed. The next steps toward an understanding of crowding effects within cellular environments are challenging but important for proper modeling of protein functions in vivo. This workshop is organized to address these next steps. Among the topics will be the latest results on the microstructures of the various components of the cytoplasm and on the compositions of the various organelles; the in silico modeling and in vitro mimicking of these complex media, and theories of inhomogeneous fluids that have potential applications to cellular environments. The workshop will serve as a catalyst for new breakthroughs in the study of macromolecular crowding.


We wish to ensure an intimate workshop setting, with no more than 20 to 25 participants. If you are interested in attending, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer before registering.

Telluride Science is about expanding the frontiers of science, exploring new ideas, and building collaborations. The workshop schedule will allow for substantial unstructured time for participants to talk and think. All participants are expected to stay for the entire duration of the workshop. Scientists are encouraged to consider bringing family or friends. Telluride offers a number of options for children's camps (including Telluride Academy, Aha School for the Arts, and Pinhead Institute). There is more information on childcare, camps, and family activities on Telluride Science's website. Feel free to contact Telluride Science's staff to help with any planning and/or coordinating care.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
721 W Colorado Ave Telluride CO 81435

Macromolecular Crowding (In-person Participation) Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Boersma, Arnold J. Utrecht University
Chung, Peter University of Southern California
Davis, Caitlin Yale University
Fried, Stephen D Johns Hopkins University
Harries, Daniel The Hebrew University
Huber, Klaus University of Paderborn
Longeville, St�phane CEA Saclay
Pielak, Gary University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Pluharova, Eva J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences
Slade, Kristin Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Soranno, Andrea Washington University in St Louis
Sterpone, Fabio CNRS (UPR9080)
Subramanya, Arohan University of Pittsburgh
Sukenik, Shahar UC Merced
Timr, Stepan J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences
Zhou, Huan-Xiang University of Illinois Chicago

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