Molecular basis for membrane remodelling and organisation




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Chairperson: Ludger JOHANNES

Institut Curie, UMR3666 CNRS – U1143 INSERM, 26 rue d’Ulm, 75248 Paris Cedex 05, France

Phone: +33 (0)1 56 24 63 51



Vice-chairperson: Anne-Claude GAVIN

Université de Genève, Centre Medical Universitaire, Rue Michel-Servet 1, 1211 Genève 4, Suisse

Phone: +41 22 379 50 56




The selective transport across membranes, often requires that biomolecules are englobed in vesicular or tubular carriers that detach from donor compartments and then fuse with acceptor compartments. The biogenesis of these carriers by bud formation and membrane scission, and their fusion with acceptor membranes are tightly regulated processes for which the membranes must undergo narrow curvature changes. These cannot occur spontaneously, but need to be driven by protein machinery, in interaction with membrane lipids. Protein-lipid assemblies are very dynamic, often involving multiple bond interactions that are individually of low affinity. The field of membrane remodelling and organisation therefore is a fruitful ground of conceptual and methodological innovation. The 2021 ‘Molecular Basis for Membrane Remodelling and Organisation’ Jacques Monod meeting will address new emerging areas that have lately been particularly dynamic: the resolution revolution in cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), which opens unprecedented possibilities for near-atomistic structure determination on model membrane substrates and in cells; the rise of chemical biology as a source for tailor-made tools and ground-breaking concepts in the life sciences; and the integration of membrane biogenesis with metabolism based on ever more performant mass spectroscopy equipment that allows to work with ever smaller quantities of materials. More generally, interdisciplinary has become second to none in the field of membrane remodelling and organisation, and the 2021 meeting will keep on nurturing this spirit. Indeed, also biophysics, computational biology, and systems biology continue to play a key role as a provider of novel conceptual perspectives and methodological innovation, and the proposed program includes a number of physicist speakers whose capacity to engage productively with the membrane biology community is well established. Quantitative live cell imaging in 3D is probably amongst the most prominent examples of successful imbrication between physics and biology.



Applications submission

Registration fee (including board and lodging)

470 € for PhD students
710 € for other participants

Application for registration   details here :
The total number of participants is limited to 115 and all participants are expected to attend for the whole duration of the conference. Selection is made on the basis of the affinity of potential participants with the topics of the conference. Scientists and PhD Students interested in the meeting should deposit on line :

- their curriculum vitae
- the proof of their student status
- the list of their main publications for the 3 last years
- the abstract of their presentation:

The abstract must respect the following template: TemplateResumeFile
- First line: title
- Second line: list of authors. Presenting author underlined
- Third line: author's addresses
- Fourth line: e-mail of the presenting author
Abstracts should be no longer than an A4 page and preferably be submitted in Times New Roman, font size 10 pts. No figures. ".docx" file format.

After deadline, the organizers will select the participants. Except in some particular cases approved by the Chairperson, it is recommended that all selected participants present their work during the conference, either in poster form or by a brief in- session talk. The organizers choose the form in which the presentations are made. No payment will be sent with application. Information on how and when to pay will be mailed in due time to those selected.


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