Workshop Details
Macromolecular Crowding
07/16/2019 - 07/20/2019
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. 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 W Colorado Ave Telluride CO 81435

Macromolecular Crowding Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Banerjee, Priya University at Buffalo, SUNY
Cheung, Margaret University of Houston
Crowley, Peter NUI Galway
Davis, Caitlin University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Harries, Daniel The Hebrew University
Hough, Loren University of Colorado, Boulder
Huber, Klaus University of Paderborn
Longeville, Stephane CEA (France)
Mannik, Jaan The University of Tennessee
Pielak, Gary University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Record, Tom University of Wisconsin Madison
Slade, Kristin Hobart William Smith Colleges
Soranno, Andrea [2nd Reservation] WASHINGTON UNIV IN ST LOUIS
Stroberg, Wylie University of Michigan
Sugita, Yuji RIKEN
Sukenik, Shahar UC Merced
Zhou, Huan-Xiang University of Illinois at Chicago

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