Workshop Details
Macromolecular Crowding
06/20/2011 - 06/24/2011
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.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 W. Colorado Avenue Telluride CO 81435

Macromolecular Crowding Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Dhont, Jan FZJ
Dlugosz, Maciej University of Warsaw, ICM
Dokholyan, Nikolay University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Feig, Michael Michigan State University
Ferrone, Frank Drexel
Foffi, Giuseppe Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Gai, Feng University of Pennsylvania
Geyer, Tihamer Saarland University
Geyer, Tihamer [2nd Reservation] Saarland University
Goldenberg, David University of Utah
Guo, Zhihong The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hall, Damien University of Tsukuba
Haran, Gilad Weizmann Institute of Science
Keating, Christine Penn State University
Kilburn, Duncan Johns Hopkins University
Knowles, Ben University of Wisconsin - Madison
Longeville, Stéphane CEA
Mas, Francesc Physical Chemistry Dept., Barcelona University
Mazack, Michael Univ. of Minnesota
Mereghetti, Paolo HITS
Miklos, Andrew University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Mittal, Jeetain Lehigh University
Naegele, Gerhard FZJ
Rivas, German CIB-CSIC
Saxton, Michael Univ of California, Davis
Schreiber, Gideon Weizmann Institute of Science
Skolnick, Jeffrey Geogia Tech
Wei, Yinan University of Kentucky
Weiss, Matthias University of Bayreuth
Yethiraj, Arun University of Wisconsin

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