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Section Board for 'Biological Membrane Functions' (28)

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Dr. Jean Chemin
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Département de Neurosciences, Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Unité Mixte de Recherche (UMR) 5203, Universités de Montpellier, 34094 Montpellier, France
Interests: ion channels; calcium channels; signal transduction; bioactive lipids; cannabinoids; sensory neurons; pain perception
Prof. Dr. Katia Cortese
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Department of Experimental Medicine, Universita degli Studi di Genova, 16132 Genoa, Italy
Interests: cellular eletron microscopy; autophagy; endocytosis; extracellular vesicles; ERBB2; CLEM; virus ultrastructure
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Dr. Anne Davin-Regli
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Faculté de Pharmacie, Membranes et cibles thérapeutiques, UMR_MD1, U-1261, Aix-MarseilleUniversity, INSERM, SSA, IRBA, 13385 Marseille, France
Interests: membrane permeability in Gram negative bacteria; efflux pumps; impermeability, porins; genetic regulation; multidrug resistance; epidemiology; hospital acquired infections
Prof. Dr. Gaetano Di Bella
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Department of Engineering and Architecture, Università degli Studi di Enna "Kore", Enna, Italy
Interests: membrane bioreactor; membrane fouling; wastewater treatment; full-scale and lab-scale plant; biological treatment
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Dr. E. Anibal Disalvo
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Laboratory of Applied Biophysics, Applied Biophysics and Food Research Center (CIBAAL), National Scientific and technological Research Council (CONICET), National University of Santiago del Estero (UNSE), 4206 Santiago del Estero, Argentina
Interests: interphase properties of lipid and cell membranes specifically the role of water in its functional and structural properties; hydration of the membranes; thermodynamics; electrochemistry; zeta potencial; osmotic stress; surface properties; cholesterol
Prof. Dr. Agnès Girard-Egrot
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Institut de Chimie et Biochimie Moléculaires et Supramoléculaires (ICBMS), UMR 5246 Université Lyon 1 - CNRS, GEMBAS Team, University of Lyon, 69622 Villeurbanne, France
Interests: biological and biomimetic membranes; lipid/protein interactions; membrane nanodomains; membrane protein microarrays; lipid vectors for the targeted delivery of active drug; nanobiotechnologies
Dr. Alan Goddard
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School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK
Interests: cell membranes; yeast; membrane proteins; biotechnology
Prof. Dr. Rebecca Green
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Reading School of Pharmacy and Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6DZ, UK
Interests: interactions with lipid membranes; antimicrobial peptides
Prof. Dr. Che-Ming Jack Hu
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Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei 11529, Taiwan
Interests: lipid membrane functionalized materials; membrane dynamic in immunology; nanoparticle/membrane interactions; biological membrane functionalization
Prof. Dr. Wei-Chien Huang
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Graduate Institute of Biomedical Science, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan
Interests: the dysregulation of signal transduction; metabolic pathway in cancer progression; drug resistance
Prof. Dr. Terry Hébert
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Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, McGill University, Room 1303 McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, 3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montreal, QC H3G 1Y6, Canada
Interests: cellular signalling; G protein-coupled receptors; stem cells; heart disease; drug discovery
Prof. Dr. Byung Joo Kim
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Division of Longevity and Biofunctional Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University, Yangsan 50612, Korea
Interests: ion channel; smooth muscle; gastrointestinal motility; apoptosis; interstitial cells of cajal
Prof. Dr. Kwang Jin Kim
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Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
Interests: epithelial cell; transport; epithelium; permeability; ussing chamber; tight junctions; in vitro electrophysiology; nanomaterial caused autophagy/exocytosis in lung alveolar epithelial cells
Prof. Dr. Guiting Lin
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Department of Urology, UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
Interests: stem cell; urology; sexual medicine; cellular signaling pathway
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Dr. kyoung-jin Min
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New Drug Development Center, Deagu-Gyeongbuk Medical Innovation Foundation, 80 Chembok-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu 41061, Korea
Interests: non-apoptotic cell death; cancer; lysosome
Dr. Maria João Moreno
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Coimbra Chemistry Center, Chemistry Department, FCTUC, University of Coimbra, 3004-535 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: structure and dynamics of lipid bilayers and biomembranes; Interaction of small molecules with lipid bilayers and membrane proteins; Permeation of small molecules through lipid bilayers, biomembranes and cell monolayers; Distribution of small molecules among the distinct blood compartments and binding agents; Development of methodology to prepare and characterize liposomes; Development of methodology to characterize the kinetic and equilibrium parameters for the interaction of small molecules with proteins, lipid bilayers and biomembranes; Lipid homeostasis, in particular cholesterol homeostasis focused on the development of drugs and food ingredients with hypocholesterolemic properties
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Prof. Dr. Christopher Murphy
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Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Camperdown NSW 2006, Australia
Interests: biological membranes; especially plasma membranes; membrane structure; membrane molecules
Dr. Morten S. Nielsen
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Institut for Medicinsk Biokemi, Ole Worms Allé, Bygn. 170, Universitetsparken, 8000 Århus C, Denmark
Interests: receptors; endocytosis; intracellular trafficking; lipoprotein; lipase
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Dr. Alice Rothnie
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Department of Biosciences, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK
Interests: membrane proteins; ABC transporters; molecular mechanisms; clathrin; protein-lipid interactions
Prof. Dr. Balázs Sarkadi
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1 Institute of Enzymology, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Magyar Tudosok krt. 2, 1117 Budapest, Hungary
2 Department of Biophysics and Radiation Biology, Semmelweis University, Tűzoltó u. 37-47, 1094 Budapest, Hungary
Interests: structure and function of biological membranes; function and regulation of ABC membrane transporter proteins; membrane proteins of stem cells; transporter regulation in cancer cells and stem cells
Dr. Erdinc Sezgin
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Karolinska Institutet, SciLifeLab, 171 65 Stockholm, Sweden
Interests: super-resolution and single molecule imaging techniques; membrane biology/biophysics; lipid-protein interactions; cell signaling and Immunity
Prof. Dr. Jonathan Soboloff
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Department of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
Interests: store-operated Ca2+ entry; integration of SOCe in physiological responses; identification and characterization of new roles and targets for STIM1; physiological and pathophysiological roles for STIM/orai in control of bone density; control of Ca2+ homeostasis and cell survival
Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Stamou
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Bionanotecnology and Nanomedicine Laboratory, University of Copenhagen, 1165 Copenhagen, Denmark
Interests: membrane biophysics; membrane geometry; single molecules; GPCRs; transporters
Prof. Dr. Shiro Suetsugu
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1. Division of Biological Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara 630-0192, Japan
2. Data Science Center, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara 630-0192, Japan
3. Center for Digital Green-innovation, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara 630-0192, Japan
Interests: mechanisms of cell shaping and cell fate determination
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Prof. Dr. Xue-Long Sun
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Department of Chemistry, Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Avenue, SR397, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA
Interests: bio-analytical chemistry, chemical biology and pharmaceutical chemistry. The main research interests are developing practical approaches for cell surface mimicry, analysis and re-engineering, with the specific objective for glycoproteomics, and pathogen and biomarker identification, novel antiviral and antithrombotic agent development, targeted drug delivery, and cell-based therapy applications.
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Prof. Dr. Jianhua Wang
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Feed Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Haidian District, Beijing 100081, China
Interests: antimicrobial peptides; peptide membrane-penetrating mechanism; molecular design and modification of AMP; recombinant expression; purification; characterization and application of AMP
Prof. Dr. Mingxu You

Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
Interests: nucleic acid chemistry and engineering; membrane dynamic interactions; lipid-protein interactions; mechanobiology; biosensing; fluorescence imaging
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Prof. Dr. Geert van den Bogaart
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Department of Molecular Immunology, Groningen Biomolecular, Sciences and Biotechnology Institute, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 7, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
Interests: cell biology; membrane trafficking; cellular immunology; antigen presentation; dendritic cells; membrane organization; phagocytosis; endocytosis; membrane fusion
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