Location, location, location: The who, how and where of muscle mechanics

A Biophysical Society Networking Event

Localization proteomics has provided an unprecedented view on macromolecular machines and helps improve our understanding of basic cell biology and processes as diverse as sarcomere mechanics, compartmentalization within the sarcomplasma, and spliceosome function. With this short symposium, we will focus on connecting labs and institutions between continents in applying localization proteomics to heart and skeletal muscle mechanics, energetics, and electrophysiology, as the field moves from cells to organoid, engineered tissue and animal models.

Senior speakers include Manuel Mayr (King's College), Philipp Mertins (MDC), and Jared Kushner (Columbia University, New York).

Junior speakers are selected based on the submitted abstracts.

See the PROGRAM below.

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The event will be held on Zoom. You will receive further instructions after your registration





Session 1: Connecting Localization Proteomics and Cardiovascular Research (55 min)

Jared Kushner (Columbia University, New York): Localization Proteomics – State of the Art (18 + 7 min.)

Philipp Mertins (MDC): Technology and Applications (10 + 5 min.)

Manuel Mayr (King's College, London): Translational Proteomics in Heart Failure (10 + 5 min.)

Session 2: Marketplace 

Short talks / Elevator pitch (10 x 3+2 min.)

Vote - best pitch + award (5 min.)

Wrap-up (+introduction breakout rooms - 5 min.)

Breakout rooms:

  • Technology Q&A (Proteomics, Electrophysiology, Biomechanics)
  • Matchmaking (Marketplace follow-up)
  • Advancing the field (unmet needs, next steps)


Stephan E. Lehnart (Universitätsmedizin Göttingen)


Michael Gotthardt (Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin