Benzon Symposium No 59 Membrane proteins: Structure, Function and Dynamics

Copenhagen, August 19-22, 2013

Organizing committee:
Claus J. Loland (Copenhagen), Poul Nissen (Aarhus), Ulrik Gether (Copenhagen),
Finn C. Nielsen (Copenhagen) and Sven Frøkjær (Copenhagen)

The Benzon Symposia are international conferences on front line research in medical, pharmaceutical, and related sciences funded by the Alfred Benzon Foundation.
The 59th Benzon Symposium will cover structural and functional aspects of membrane dynamics and membrane proteins including receptors, channels and transporters. The main purpose of the 59th Benzon Symposium is to gather leading scientists within different fields of membrane biology to facilitate the exchange of methodologies and conceptual thinking as we are now at a stage where many fields link from structure and molecular function to advanced cell biology and physiology. All sessions will emphasize this connection and promote the interaction of knowledge and the tools that can be used to achieve this.

The titles of the sessions are:

  • 7TM receptors
  • ATPase pumps
  • Channel proteins
  • Secondary active transporters
  • Membrane proteins in the synapse
  • Single molecule investigation and protein complexes
  • Novel approaches in the investigation of membrane proteins

Symposium No. 59 will feature state-of-art lectures by 24 world-leading scientists including recent Nobel laureates, and many others who have made groundbreaking contributions to the understanding of membrane protein function and fundamental aspects of biomedical science. The Benzon Symposium will further include posters and oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts.  The venue will be Hotel Skt. Petri (…), beautifully located in the center of Copenhagen (Denmark) for the entire event.
The symposium will take place at Hotel Skt. Petri, a modern designer hotel located in the heart of Copenhagen. All participants will stay at the Hotel Skt. Petri. Participants are selected primarily on the basis of abstracts submitted online via this website from the 1st of April. Approved abstracts will be presented as posters and/or as oral presentations.
All abstracts should be submitted online via Benzon Foundation site. The submission round will open April 1sth and close May 14th. Scientists whose abstracts have been accepted will be notified by May 24th  (by e-mail), and they will be able to register and pay (incl. hotel accomodation, participation fee, food and social events) online with a credit card at this website. Deadline for registration is June 7th, 2013.

Attendance will be limited to 150 scientific participants totally.

Confirmed invited speakers:
Aperia, Anita (SE)
Catterall, William A. (US)
Deisseroth, Karl (US)
Gouaux, Eric (US)
Javitch, Jonathan A. (US)
Kanner, Baruch (IL)
Kobilka, Brian
(Nobel Laureate) (US)
Locher, Kaspar P. (CH)
Loland, Claus J. (DK)
MacKinnon, Roderick
(Nobel Laureate) (US)
Mindell, Joseph A. (US)
Neutze, Richard (SE)
Pin, Jean-Philippe (FR)
Schwartz, Thue (DK)
Schwille, Petra (DE)
Sakmar, Thomas P. (US)
Slotboom, Dirk Jan (NL)
Südhof, Thomas C. (US)
Tampe, Robert (DE)
Toyoshima, Chikashi (JP)
Traynelis, Stephen F. (US)
von Heijne, Gunnar (SE)
Weinstein, Harel (US)
Ziegler, Christine (DE)




Scientific program
Poster presentations
Practical info

We look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen
The organizing committee
Further information:
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