General Information

Introduction

We are very pleased to invite you to participate in the International Conference “BIOMEMBRANES 2018”, which will be held at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Russia, Dolgoprudny on October 1st - 5th, 2018.

A major goal of this conference is to provide up-to-date information about research on biomembranes and to consolidate cross-disciplinary international scientific efforts in this field. Our speakers will focus on cutting-edge problems of modern integrative structural biology of biomembranes and membrane proteins, theoretical biophysics of membrane systems and computer modelling. The conference will highlight the role of biomembranes in aging and age-related diseases such as cancer, neurodegenerative (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s) and cardiovascular diseases.

The talks will be given by world-leading scientists from Russia, USA, Germany, France, UK, China and Japan. Participants will have a great opportunity to update their knowledge interacting with world-leading scientists who will overview amazing recent advances in the fields under discussion.

Membranes...

Research on biological membranes occupies a central position in cellular and molecular biology. Biomembranes form very complex, dynamic and heterogeneous structures, in both space and time, critical for cellular function. Membrane proteins are involved in transport of ions and nutrients, signal transduction and energy conversion, and their malfunctions often result in numerous serious diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, diabetes, cancers, heart failure and others. While membrane proteins represent roughly one-third of the proteins encoded in the human genome, about 70% of modern drugs target these proteins, emphasizing their crucial value for pharmacology and medicine. Biological membranes are also a focus of intense investigations in soft matter and theoretical physics.

And Methods for their studies…

X-ray and neutron scattering, NMR, electron microscopy, mass-spectrometry and single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy are key methods to study structural aspects and functional mechanisms of membrane proteins at time resolutions from femtoseconds to minutes, and spatial scales from atoms to whole organisms. The last few years have brought multiple breakthroughs in instrumentation and technologies, enabling the pursuit of new irections and paradigms in a variety of fields including studies of biological membranes.

Topics

  • Mechanisms of aging and age related diseases
  • Rhodopsins and optogenetics
  • GPCRs
  • Two-component signalling systems
  • Structure based drug design
  • Biotechnologies and Bioelectronics
  • Computer modelling
  • Bioinformatics
  • Integrative structural biology of membrane proteins
  • Advanced fluorescent microscopy
  • Electron microscopy of biomembranes and their components
  • Free electron lasers and next generation of x-ray synchrotron sources

Speakers

Yurii Krupyanskii
Yurii Krupyanskii

N. N. Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics RAS, Russia

Konstantin Lukyanov
Konstantin Lukyanov

Shemyakin–Ovchinnikov Institute of bioorganic chemistry RAS, Russia

Zhi-Jie Liu
Zhi-Jie Liu

iHuman Institute, ShanghaiTech University, China

Wolfgang Voos
Wolfgang Voos

Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IBMB), University of Bonn, Germany

Valentin Gordeliy
Valentin Gordeliy

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia

Vladimir Chupin
Vladimir Chupin

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia

Francisco Rodriguez-Valera
Francisco Rodriguez-Valera

Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Spain

Markus Sauer
Markus Sauer

University of Würzburg, Germany

Norbert Dencher
Norbert Dencher

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia / Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

Thomas Gensch
Thomas Gensch

Research Centre Jülich, Germany

Roman Efremov
Roman Efremov

Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russia

Anton Chugunov
Anton Chugunov

Shemyakin–Ovchinnikov Institute of bioorganic chemistry RAS, Russia

Alexander Popov
Alexander Popov

European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), France

Karl-Erich Jaeger
Karl-Erich Jaeger

Research Centre Jülich, Germany

Piotr Bregestovski
Piotr Bregestovski

Emeritus Director of Research, Aix Marseille University, INSERM, Institute of System Neurosciences, Marseille, France

Thomas Hauss
Thomas Hauss

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany

Gleb Bourenkov
Gleb Bourenkov

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL HAMBURG), Germany

Judith Haendeler
Judith Haendeler

University Hospital Duesseldorf and IUF-Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Germany

Ulrike Alexiev
Ulrike Alexiev

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Vladan Rankovic
Vladan Rankovic

Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Germany

Ivan Gushchin
Ivan Gushchin

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia

Antti Niemi
Antti Niemi

Nordita, Sweden

Oxana Galzitskaya
Oxana Galzitskaya

Institute of Protein Research, Russia

Manuel Etzkorn
Manuel Etzkorn

Institute of Physical Biology Heinrich-Heine-University, Germany

Mike Heilemann
Mike Heilemann

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

Ivan Cornella-Taracido
Ivan Cornella-Taracido

Cedilla Therapeutics, Inc., USA

Volker Busskamp
Volker Busskamp

Technical University of Dresden, Germany

Ernst Bamberg
Ernst Bamberg

The Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Germany

Andrei Lupas
Andrei Lupas

Max Planck Institute of Developmental Biology, Germany

Dmitry Melnikov
Dmitry Melnikov

International Institute of Physics Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Olga Sokolova
Olga Sokolova

Moscow State University, Russia

Raymond Stevens
Raymond Stevens

Bridge Institute, USC, USA

Raul Gainetdinov
Raul Gainetdinov

Institute of Translational Biomedicine, St. Petersburg State University, Russia

Alexander Molochkov
Alexander Molochkov

School of Biomedicine, Far Eastern Federal University, Russia

Djordje Musil
Djordje Musil

Merck KGaA, Germany

Vadim Cherezov
Vadim Cherezov

Bridge Institute, USC, USA / Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia

Alexey Rak
Alexey Rak

Sanofi, France

Vanessa Maybeck
Vanessa Maybeck

Research Centre Jülich, Germany

Dieter Willbold
Dieter Willbold

Research Centre Jülich, Germany

Georg Bueldt
Georg Bueldt

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia

Wei Liu
Wei Liu

Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, USA

Alain Milon
Alain Milon

IPBS - CNRS and Toulouse University, France

Adrian Mancuso
Adrian Mancuso

European XFEL, Germany

Gordon Leonard
Gordon Leonard

European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), France

Andrei Gilep
Andrei Gilep

Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry NASB, Belarus

Sebastian Schmidt
Sebastian Schmidt

Research Centre Jülich, Germany

Michael Hanson
Michael Hanson

GPCR Consortium, USA

Igor Chizhov
Igor Chizhov

Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Hannover Medical School, Germany

Natalya Dudkina
Natalya Dudkina

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Marat Yusupov
Marat Yusupov

Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, France

Albert Guskov
Albert Guskov

University of Groningen, Netherlands

Martin Engelhard
Martin Engelhard

The Max Planck Institute of Physiology, Germany

Christoph Fahlke
Christoph Fahlke

Research Centre Jülich, Germany

Adam Round
Adam Round

European XFEL, Germany

Stanislav Kukla
Stanislav Kukla

Merck KGaA, Germany

Poster session

We kindly invite our registered participants to participate in the poster sessions.

Posters will be posted up in the coffee breaks hall.

Please, find the program for the poster session here.

The schedule of poster sessions is tough. We kindly ask presenting authors to bring their posters in advance and remove them on time!

Authors presenting their posters during morning sessions should remove their posters before lunch, presenting authors from afternoon session should do it in the evening before the end of the day.

Preferred poster size is A0 (portrait orientation)

Proceedings

Journal of Biomembranes and Bioenergetics

Proceedings of the conference will be published as a part of a regular issue of the Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes (2017 Impact Factor 2.9), formatted as an abstract book.

JOBB will publish an electronic version on their web-site, and the conference will provide a paper version of abstract book.


The Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes is an international journal devoted to the publication of original research that contributes to fundamental knowledge in the areas of bioenergetics, membranes, and transport, including oxidative phosphorylation, photosynthesis, muscle contraction, and biomembranes. The timely research in this international journal benefits biophysicists, membrane biologists, cell biologists, biochemists, molecular biologists, physiologists, endocrinologists, and bio-organic chemists.

Important Dates

May

01 May

First announcement

10 May

Open registration

Jun

10 June

Opening Abstract Submission

Second Information Bulletin

Jul

31 July

Early Bird Registration deadline

Aug

10 August

Extended Early Bird Registration deadline

17 August

Visa Deadline

29 August

Deadline for Abstract Submission

Sep

14 September

Registration Deadline

Oct

30 September - 05 October

Working days of the international school

01 October - 05 October

Working days of the conference Biomembranes'18@MIPT

Fee

Early Bird Registration deadline, 31 July 2018 (extend until 10th August 2018)

Full registrants are welcome at all Biomembranes'18@MIPT general activities, have access to the exhibit hall, will be provided with refreshments at two coffee breaks each day and Endless opportunities to network with colleagues from around the globe. The Conference Dinner or Lunch is NOT included in any registration types but you will have time to “lunch break” in the program. Also the conference fee does not include travel and accommodation.

Full Registration Conference School Conference and School
Students and PhD Students
(all institutions besides MIPT)*
NO REGISTRATION FEE 2 000 RUB - Early Bird
3 000 RUB - After 10th of August
2 000 RUB - Early Bird
3 000 RUB - After 10th of August
Academic researchers 2 000 RUB - Early Bird
3 000 RUB - After 10th of August
2 000 RUB - Early Bird
3 000 RUB - After 10th of August
3 000 RUB - Early Bird
5 000 RUB - After 10th of August
Non-Academic, Industry delegates and other 12 000 RUB - Early Bird
15 000 RUB - After 10th of August
2 000 RUB - Early Bird
3 000 RUB - After 10th of August
12 000 RUB - Early Bird
15 000 RUB - After 10th of August

* Information for MIPT students. For details on the terms of participation please contact to the organizing committee.

Before making the payment for the Conference please register online and follow to the payment page.

Local Organizing Committee

Valentin Borshchevskiy
MIPT - Co-chairman
Andrey Rogachev
MIPT / JINR - Co-chairman
Tatiana Murugova
JINR / MIPT – Scientific secretary
Alexey Mishin
MIPT
Ivan Gushchin
MIPT
Ivan Okhrimenko
MIPT
Eugenia Chirkina
MIPT
Alina Remeeva
MIPT
Alexandra Luginina
MIPT
Pavel Kuzmichev
MIPT
Vladimir Chupin
MIPT
Nikolay Ilyinsky
MIPT
Anastasia Gusach
MIPT
Nina Malyar
MIPT
Egor Marin
MIPT
Ivan Maslov
MIPT

Program Committee

Valentin Gordeliy
MIPT, Russia / IBS, France / FZJ / Germany – Chairman
Ernst Bamberg
MPI for Biophysics, Germany – Co-Chairman
Vadim Cherezov
USC, USA / MIPT, Russia
Norbert Dencher
MIPT, Russia / TU Darmstadt, Germany
Michiru D. Sugawa
Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Germany / Chiba University, Japan
Vladimir Anisimov
Petrov Research Institute of Oncology, Russia
Vladimir Skulachev
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

International Advisory Board

Raymond Stevens
iHuman Institute, China / the Bridge Institute USC, USA
Ernst Bamberg
MPI for Biophysics, Germany
Andrei Lupas
MPI for Developmental Biology, Germany
Werner Kühlbrandt
MPI for Biophysics, Germany