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Biological Membranes and Membrane Schedule and Titles

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Sunday, June 19th, 2022: 5:00 pm -7:00 pm:  Informal Reception, The Drury


Monday, June 20th, 2022


8:45 am – 9:00 am:       Opening Remarks


9:00 am – 9:30 am:       Levental, Ilya

              Cell Membranes Sustain Phospholipid and Tension Imbalances via Cholesterol      Asymmetry   


9:30 am – 10:00 am:     Brown, Michael F.

              Femtosecond X-Ray Scattering and Protein Quakes of Visual Rhodopsin

10:00 am – 10:30 am:   Grossfield, Alan

               Computing the Thermodynamics of Lipid Phase Separation using Molecular Simulations                                                 


10:30 am - 11:00 am:   Coffee Break


11:00 am – 11:30 am:   Budin, Itay

               Under Pressure: Membrane Biophysics at the Bottom of the Earth’s Oceans


11:30 am – 12:00 pm:   Brown, Frank

               Correlated Diffusion in Model Membranes


12:00 pm – 1:30 pm:    Lunch Break


1:30 pm – 2:00 pm:      Klauda, Jeffrey

             Nearing the Final Stage in the Ongoing Saga of Pairwise Additive and Polarizable Lipid Force Field Development in CHARMM


2:00 pm – 2:30 pm:      Lyman, Ed      

             Membrane Surface Viscosity from Equilibrium Simulations. Or, How I Burned a lot of  Cycles to Make a Table for Rich


2:30 pm – 3:00 pm:       Pastor, Rich

             Simulations of PIP2 Clustering: Specific Cation Effects and Calcium-Potassium Synergy


3:00 pm – 3:30 pm:      Coffee Break


3:30 pm – 4:00 pm:      Swanson, Jessica                                                                                                                                                                                              From Bilayers to Monolayers: Exploring the Physicochemical Control of Protein  Targeting to Lipid Droplets.


4:00 pm – 4:30 pm:      Nagle, John

              Double Double Toil and Trouble


4:30 pm – 5:00 pm:      Feigenson, Jerry                                                                                                                                                                                              Improving Our Picture of the Plasma Membrane: Rafts Induce Ordered Domains in a Simplified Model Cytoplasmic Leaflet


Tuesday, June 21st, 2022


12:30 pm – 1:00 pm:    Marrink, Siewert-Jan

                Perspective on Simulating Entire Cells


1:00 pm – 1:30 pm:      Bidone, Tamara                                                                                                                                                                                                Multiscale Modeling of Transmembrane Adhesion Receptors: from Molecular Dynamics Simulations to Mesoscale Approaches


1:30 pm – 2:00 pm:      Kim, Siyoung

             Seipin Nucleates Neutral Lipids and Grows Lipid Droplets


2:00 pm – 2:30 pm:      Cafiso, David

              The Target of Synaptotagmin 1 in Calcium-Regulated Synchronous Fusion:  Membranes or SNAREs?


2:30 pm – 3:00 pm:      Falke, Joe

              Regulation of Membrane-Bound Master Kinases in Lipid Signaling Pathways


3:00pm – 3:30pm:      Coffee Break


3:30 pm – 4:00 pm:      White, Steve

              Membrane Protein Assembly via SecA:  Insights into Translocon Thermodynamics


4:00 pm – 4:30 pm:      Tristram-Nagle, Stephanie

             Antimicrobial Peptide Mechanism Revealed with Scattering-guided MD Simulation


4:30 pm – 5:00 pm:      Gumbart, J. C.                                                                                                                                                                                                  Modeling the Bacterial Cell Envelope at Atomistic Resolution

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm:      Ashkar, Rana

               Domain Induced Dynamics in Phase-Separating Lipid Membranes


Wednesday, June 22th, 2022


12:30 pm – 1:00 pm:    Kenworthy, Anne

                Molecular Architecture of the Building Blocks of Caveolae


1:00 pm – 1:30 pm:      Heberle, Fred

              Portrait of a Raft in vitro: Optimizing cryo-EM for Imaging Membrane Domains


1:30 pm – 2:00 pm:      Tamm, Lukas

             Role of Cholesterol in the Tug of War between Viral Fusion Proteins and Cellular Restriction Factors in Virus Entry


2:00 pm – 2:30 pm:      Kasson, Peter

              Protein-Lipid Interactions in Enveloped Virus Entry


2:30 pm – 3:00 pm:      Voth, Greg

              Membrane Remodeling by Proteins via Multiscale Simulation


3:00 pm – 3:30 pm:      Coffee Break


3:30 pm – 4:00 pm:      Vanegas, Juan

              Unraveling the Mechanical Activation of the Bacterial MscL and the Angiotensin II Type 1 GPCR with MD Simulations


4:00 pm – 4:30 pm:      Rouse, Sarah L.

             Cardiolipin Signaling in Mitochondria


4:30 pm – 5:00 pm:      Lorent, Joseph

              Lipid Oxidation and Biophysical Membrane Properties

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm:      Gnanakaran, Sandrasegaram (LANL)

              Membranes & Machine Learning: Optimizing the Transport of Signals and Drugs Across Membrane

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm:       Happy Hour/Cash Bar

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm:       Banquet Dinner

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022


12:30 pm – 1:00 pm:    Tobias, Doug

                Regulation of Aquaporin-0 Water Permeability

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm:      Kerr, Daniel

              A Holistic Mathematical Formalism for Determining Membrane Affinities of Peripheral Binding Proteins

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm:      Stahelin, Rob

              Lipid-Dependent Assembly and Budding of Emerging Viral Pathogens

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm:      Smith, Aurelia H.

               Sliding, Expanding, and Compressing: How Membranes Respond to Fluid Flow


2:30 pm – 3:00 pm:      Sodt, Alex

             Molecular Mechanisms of Material Softening in Complex Bilayers


3:00 pm – 3:30 pm:      Coffee Break


3:30 pm – 4:00 pm:      Monje-Galvan, Viviana

              Modeling Protein-Lipid Interactions in Mechanisms of Cell Death


4:00 pm – 4:30 pm:      Hristova, Kalina

             Direct Quantification of Ligand-induced Lipid and Protein Microdomains with Distinctive Signaling Properties


4:30 pm – 5:00 pm:      Ingolfsson, Helgi

              MuMMI, a Machine Learning-Driven Modeling Infrastructure for Coupling different Simulation Scales; showcased for RAS-RAF                      Membrane Interactions


5:00 pm – 5:30 pm:      Wimley, Bill

              Evolution and Optimization of pH-triggered Pore-Forming Peptides for Protein Delivery to Cells.

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