May 4: Delaware Membrane Protein Symposium announced


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12:36 p.m., March 10, 2011----The Delaware Membrane Protein Symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, at Clayton Hall on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.

Research on membrane proteins is an important part of understanding and treating human disease.

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The keynote speaker will be George Vann Bennett of Duke University, who will speak on the topic "A Conserved Ankyrin-Based Mechanism for Assembly of Diverse Specialized Membrane Domains."

There will be presentations by distinguished U.S. and international speakers from Yale University, the University of Connecticut, Northwestern University, Arizona State University, the University of Arizona and the University of Leiden. Also speaking will be a researcher from the National Institutes of Health.

The lectures will be complemented by poster presentations by UD and outside presenters.

The symposium is sponsored by the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Membrane Protein Production and Characterization at UD and funded by the NIH National Center for Research Resources.

The symposium is free, however registration is required. The registration deadline is Tuesday, April 26. For registration, see the symposium website. Attendees performing research on membrane proteins are invited to present posters.