Workshop Details
Complexity in the Chemistry and Physics of Lipid Membranes
06/20/2023 - 06/24/2023
Meeting Description:

Despite the important roles they play in cell membrane structure and function, lipid assemblies remain poorly characterized from a molecular perspective. Whether lipids mix or phase segregate and on what length scales, how membrane composition confers macroscopic properties such as membrane flexibility, curvature and permeability, and how membranes maintain asymmetric distributions of lipids across the bilayer are all questions that relate directly to how lipid assemblies sustain cellular integrity. This workshop will bring together leading investigators to discuss recent experimental and theoretical advances and identify pressing challenges in the field of lipid membrane chemistry and physics.


IMPORTANT: Participants should be aware that this workshop runs Tuesday through Saturday. Discounted lodging rates begin on Monday, June 19th. If you are planning to arrive on Sunday, you can stay at the Hampton Inn (970-547-4120) next to the airport and come up to Telluride first thing on Monday. You will receive a discount at the Hampton Inn by saying you are a TSRC scientist.

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 West Colorado Ave Telluride, CO 81435

Complexity in the Chemistry and Physics of Lipid Membranes Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Abel, Steve University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Ashkar, Rana Virginia Tech
Budin, Itay UCSD
Deserno, Markus Carnegie Mellon University
Doktorova, Milka University of Virginia
Honerkamp-Smith, Aurelia Lehigh University
Kamat, Neha Northwestern University
Kelley, Elizabeth National Institute of Standards and Technology
Kenworthy, Anne University of Virginia School of Medicine
Lee, Christopher University of California San Diego
Levental, Ilya University of Virginia
Levental, Kandice University of Virginia
Lyman, Edward Univ of Delaware
Oppenheimer, Naomi Tel Aviv University
Ozturk, Tugba Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Pastor, Richard National Institutes of Health
Shelby, Sarah University of Tennessee
Shi, Zheng Rutgers University
Tieleman, Peter University of Calgary
Vlahovska, Petia M. Northwestern University

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