Force-gated channels, physiology, regulation, and function

Force Gated Ion Channels

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

This meeting will cover the latest findings in the field of Force Gated Ion Channels. The meeting will cover the role of these mechanically-gated channels in hearing, touch, pain, proprioception, vascular remodeling, bone growth and osmosensation. Participants will hear the latest research on how these channels function and shed light on the molecules that build these channels, convey energy to them and interact with them.

The conference will bring together internationally recognized leaders in their fields and is aimed at fostering scientific exchange between participants as well as supporting young and emerging scientists by providing the opportunity for them to present their newest and most exciting data in a short talk format.
We warmly invite you to join us in Berlin and look forward to your participation.

Martin Göpfert, Lily Jan, Gary Lewin and Kate Poole

Confirmed Speakers

  • Corey, David, Harvard University
  • Goodman, Miriam, Stanford University
  • Göpfert, Martin, University of Göttingen
  • Lewin, Gary, MDC Berlin
  • Müller, Ulrich, Johns Hopkins Baltimore
  • Jan, Yuh Nung, UCSF
  • Patapoutian, Ardem, HHMI Scripps Research Institute
  • Poole, Kate, University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia

Travel funds

Early career researchers: Apply for a lightning talk and qualify for financial support! We will provide travel funds for selected lightning talks.

Location

Robert-Rössle-Str. 10
Max Delbrück Communications Center
13125 Berlin
Germany

Time

-

Catering

Coffee and Cake; Buffet

 

Deadline Abstract submission

September 24th, 2018

 

Hashtag

#forcechannels


Agenda

Preliminary Program

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Französiche Friedrichstadtkirche, Gendarmenmarkt 5, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Opening remarks

18:00 Introduction: Miriam Goodman

18:10 Welcome Lecture: Robert Fettiplace, Kavli Prize Winner 2018

19:10 Reception

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Max Delbrück Communications Center – MDC.C, Robert-Rössle-Straße 10, 13125 Berlin, Germany, Axon 1

09:00 David Corey, Harvard University:
The mammalian hair cell channel

09:25 Lightning talk

09:30 Anthony Ricci, Stanford University
Where are the hair cell mechanotransduction channels

09:55 Lightning talk

10:00 Kristian Franze, University of Cambridge
The role of mechanosensitive ion channels in vertebrate development

10:25 Lightning talk

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Slav Bagriantsev, Yale University
Mechano-gated ion channels in somatosensory neurons of tactile specialist birds (tent)

11:25 Lightning talk

11:30 Laura Bianchi, University of Miami
DEG/ENAC channels as mechanotransducers

11:55 Lightning talk

12:00 Lunch and Poster Session

14:00 Miriam Goodman, Stanford University
C.elegans sensory channels

14:25 Lightning talk

14:30 Martin Göpfert, University of Göttingen
Mechanosensitive channels for gravity sensing and hearing in flies

14:55 Lightning talk

15:00 Reza Sharif Naeini, McGill University
(Title of talk - tba)

15:25 Lightning talk

15:30 Thomas Jentsch, Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology
(Title of talk - tba)

16:00 Ulrich Müller, Johns Hopkins Baltimore
New molecular players in hair cell mechanotransduction

16:25 Lightning talk

16:30 Elizabeth Haswell, Washington University
Mechanosensitive Ion Channels in Green Organisms

16:55 Lightning talk

17:00 Poster Session

19:00 Free evening

Friday, October 19, 2018

Max Delbrück Communications Center – MDC.C, Robert-Rössle-Straße 10, 13125 Berlin, Germany, Axon 1

Axon 1

09:00 Paul Heppenstall, EMBL Monterotondo
Manipulating sensory transduction with genetic tools in mice

09:25 Lightning talk

09:30 Kate Poole, University of New South Wales
Chondrocyte mechanotransduction

09:55 Lightning talk

10:00 Jeffrey Holt, Harvard University
The hair cell mechanotransduction channel

10:25 Lightning talk

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Eric Honore, CNRS Nice
Piezos roles in regulating vascular tone

11:25 Lightning talk

11:30 Valeria Vásquez, University of Tennessee
Fine-tuning ion channel gating with dietary fatty acids

11:55 Lightning talk

12:00 Lunch and Poster Session

14:00 Stefan Lechner, University of Heidelberg
Sensory transduction regulation

14:25 Lightning talk

14:30 Gary Lewin, MDC Berlin
Tethers in sensory transduction: man and mouse

14:55 Lightning talk

15:00 N.N.

15:25 Lightning talk

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 Merritt Maduke, Stanford University
Protein ligands of force gated channels

16:25 Lightning talk

16:30 Bailong Xiao, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Structure and function of PIEZO proteins

16:55 Lightning talk

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Max Delbrück Communications Center – MDC.C, Robert-Rössle-Straße 10, 13125 Berlin, Germany, Axon 1

09:30 Boris Martinac, University of New South Wales
Bacterial mechanotransduction channels

09:55 Lightning talk

10:00 Carsten Grashoff, MPI for Biochemistry
(Title of talk - tba)

10:25 Lightning talk

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Yuh Nung Jan, University of California, San Francisco
Structure of drosophila mechanotransduction TRP channels

11:25 Lightning talk

11:30 Ardem Patapoutian, HHMI Scripps Research Institute
Piezo ion channel structure and function

11:55 Lightning talk

12:00 Lunch and Poster Session

14:00 Medha Pathak, University of California, Irvine
Mechanosensitive channels in neuronal stem cells

14:25 Lightning talk

14:30 Closing remarks, Farewell

15:00 End of Conference


Organizers

Prof. Gary Lewin


Sponsors