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Biophysical Society Symposium 2015

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Baltimore MD US, 2015 Feb 7. - Biophysical Society – Bioenergetics Subgroup Mini-Symposium.


Biophysical Society (2015-02-07) MitoGlobal

Abstract: Biophysical Society – Bioenergetics Subgroup Mini-Symposium, Baltimore, MD, USA




Morning Symposium: The Mitochondrial Genome

  • 9:00 am
“Selective Targeting of mtDNA Sequences and Applications to Therapy”
Carlos Moraes, University of Miami
  • 9:30 am
“New paradigms for regulation of human mitochondrial transcription”
Craig Cameron, Penn State
  • 10:00 am
“Mitochondrial DNA Stress Primes the Antiviral Innate Immune Response”
Phillip West, Yale

10:30 am Break

  • 11:00 am
“mtDNA topoisomerases”
Yves Pommier, NIH
  • 11:30 am
“New Insights into the causes of mitochondrial genome instability”
Brett Kaufman, University of Pennsylvania

Lunch – Participants on their own

Afternoon Symposium: Mitochondrial outer membrane transport systems: structure, properties, and physiological implications

  • 1:45 pm
“High resolution crystal structures of Translocator Protein 18 kDa (TSPO) reveal ligan bindingsites and effects of a human single polymorphysm”
Shelagh Ferguson-Miller, Michigan State University
  • 2:15 pm
“Translocator protein in mitochondrial cholesterol transport and the pharmacology of steroidogenesis”
Vassilios Papadopoulos, McGill University
  • 2:45 pm
“Bax channels: cooperativity and voltage gating”
Marco Colombini, University of Maryland

3:15 pm Break

  • 3:45 pm
“Structure-guided simulations illuminate the mechanism of ATP transport through VDAC1”
Jeff Abramson, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 4:15: pm
“VDAC and Regulation of Mitochondrial Metabolism”
John J. Lemasters, Medical University of South Carolina
  • 4:45 pm General Discussion
  • 5:00 pm Business Meeting
  • 7:00 pm Subgroup Dinner
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