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Concurrent Symposia Sessions

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Natcher Conference Center
Symposia Session II
Conference Room F1/F2

Mechanisms of Membrane Morphogenesis
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m

Chair: James Hurley, NIDDK

How do proteins and lipids interact to produce the complex and dynamic internal membrane structures of the eukaryotic cell? NIH researchers are at the frontier in visualizing membrane dynamics in live cells. The NIH has become a major center for reconstituting the biogenesis of membrane structures in vitro. New insights into autophagy, endocytosis, vesicular transport, biogenesis of the endoplasmic reticulum, and viral egress from cells will be described.


Presentation by FARE Award Winner
Identification of a Novel Substrate-specific Chaperone for Tail-anchored Membrane Proteins
Xingzhe Li, NICHD

Membrane Deformation and Scission in Multivesicular Body Biogenesis
James Hurley, NIDDK

Dynamins and Membrane Fission
Jenny Hinshaw, NIDDK

How Dynamin Works
Josh Zimmerbeg, NICHD

Shaping the ER
Will Prinz, NIDDK

Mitochondrial Role in Autophagy and Cell Cycle Progression
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, NICHD

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