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Organizers

Michael T. Marty (University of Arizona)
Wendy Sandoval (Genentech)
Julian Whitelegge (UCLA)

Covid-19 Precautions for the In-Person Sanibel Conference

Updated Sunday, November 14, 2021 to include details on using a home Covid test for your proof of negative test result.

At this time we plan to require:

  • Proof of vaccination (at least two weeks from last shot);
  • AND, Proof of negative Covid test result dated within 72 hours of your arrival at confernece (antigen or PCR). For a home test follow manufacturer instructions carefully, take a photo of result + your ID + any dated receipt (for proof of date);
  • AND, Masks must be worn inside the session room and other public indoor spaces where conference may gather, except while eating or drinking.

Please bring digital or printed proof of vaccination and test result with you to the session room when you first arrive to pick up your name badge.

About the Conference

Membrane proteins make up over half of current drug targets, making them an especially important subject for both academic and pharmaceutical research. Because these proteins are inherently insoluble in aqueous solvents and require the presence of lipids or detergents to remain soluble, their analysis by many techniques such as mass spectrometry and X-ray crystallography is challenging. However, over the past 10 to 15 years substantial progress has been made to overcome these hurdles. Only recently has it been possible to obtain mass spectra for intact membrane protein complexes and high-resolution x-ray crystal structures of ion channels and membrane bound receptor molecules.

This conference is dedicated to the mass spectrometry of membrane proteins using a broad range of approaches. This includes applications to structure, biophysics, expression levels, cellular localization, interactions, and function. In addition, we also propose some talks covering complementary analytical techniques, such as X-ray crystallography, NMR, and cryoEM. We envisage this meeting will be topical for the pharmaceutical industry, since many of the current industrial therapeutic targets are membrane proteins.

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