Workshop Details
Biophysics of Ion Channels
07/29/2019 - 08/02/2019
Meeting Description:

The past decade has seen great strides in our understanding of the structure and function of protein channels that embed in lipid bilayers to allow the passage of ions a key component in many critical physiological functions, including energy and signal transduction. The determination of the crystal structures of several ion channels, as well as advances in cryo-microscopy, NMR and other spectroscopic techniques, have provided insights into mechanisms of their motions and function, including ion permeation kinetics and channel gating in response to channel-specific stimuli. The 2019 Telluride Ion Channel Biophysics Workshop will bring together experts in both experimental and theoretical/computational aspects of ion channel science to explore the current state of the art. In addition to fundamental molecular biophysics issues, potential ion channel based applications to biotechnology, e.g., single-molecule sensing, will also be discussed.


Organized by: Rob D. Coalson, Univ. of Pittsburgh and Maria Kurnikova, Carnegie Mellon Univ.

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. If you have registered for a meeting you were not invited to, you may be subject to a $100 fee.

TSRC 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 TSRC's website. Feel free to contact TSRC's staff to help with any planning and/or coordinating care.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 West Colorado Ave Telluride CO 81435

Biophysics of Ion Channels Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Accardi, Alessio Weill Cornell Medical College
Auerbach, Anthony SUNY Buffalo
Baaden, Marc CNRS UPR 9080
Beck, Thomas University of Cincinnati
Ben-Tal, Ben-Tal Tel Aviv University
Boudker, Olga Weill Cornell Medicine
Coalson, Rob Univ. of Pittsburgh
Domene, Carmen University of Bath
Gillespie, Dirk Rush University Medical Center
Gupta, Kallol Yale University
Jansen, Michaela TTUHSC
Kurnikova, Maria Carnegie Mellon University
Ladefoged, Lucy Kate Aarhus University
Musgaard, Maria University of Ottawa
Nimigean, Crina Weill Cornell Medicine
Nowak, Linda M Cornell University
Priel, Avi The Hebrew University Jerusalem
Rempe, Susan Sandia Labs
Rothberg, Brad S. Temple University School of Medicine
Scheuring, Simon Weill Cornell Medicine
Tajkhorshid, Emad University of Illinois
Zhou, Huan-Xiang University of Illinois at Chicago

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