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SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

The scientific Programme consists of 18 sessions, each of which will last 2 hours. There will be three concurrent sessions running throughout the congress.We also plan 6 plenary lectures.Each symposium will consist of invited lectures and short presentations  based on submitted abstracts.The Scientific Committee reserves the right of a final decision regarding acceptance of abstract communications and the form of presentation.

Preliminary Program

SATURDAY, JULY 5th 2003

Registration, OPENING CEREMONY and PLENARY LECTURE 

SUNDAY, JULY 6th 2003

 

9.00-10.00 IUPAB Lecture

 

10:00-10:30 Coffee break

 

10:30-12:35 SYMPOSIA

 

1. LIPID PROTEIN INTERACTIONS

In colaboration with COST Chemistry Action D22 on Lipid Protein Interactions

 

Chairmen: P. Devaux and J.M. Gonzalez-Ros

 

10.30-10.55       J. L. Popot CNRS, Paris, France

Amphipols: Polymeric surfactants for membrane biology             research

 

10.55-11.20       A. Killian Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Biophysical approaches to characterize the lateral distribution of proteins and lipids in model membranes

 

11.20-11.45       M. Prieto IST, Lisboa, Portugal

Cationic peptide interaction with two-component membranes. Domain formation or vesicle aggregation?

 

11.45-12.10        P. Kinnunen University of Helsinki, Finland

Interactions of antimicrobial peptides with model              biomembranes

 

12.10-12.35       J. Villalain University Miguel Hernández, Spain

Membrane fusion and gp41: How HIV enters the cell

 

 

2. THEORETICAL BIOPHYSICS

 

Chairmen: J.G. de la Torre and R. Lavery

 

10.30-10.55       Alfonso Valencia, Madrid, Spain

Methods for the prediction (and extraction) of protein             interactions

 

10.55-11.20       Artur Baumgartner, Juelich, Germany

The Physics of Cell Locomotion

 

11.20-11.45      Jiri Sponer, Brno, Czech Republic

Structure, molecular interactions and dynamics of DNA and RNA. Modern Computational  view

 

11.45-12.10     Michele Vendruscolo, Cambridge, UK

Determination of the structures of partially folded states of proteins from NMR data

 

  

Oral communication

 

12.10-12.25       Alessandra Magistrato,U. Rothlisberger and M. Klein. Characterisation of the dizinc analogue of the synthetic diiron protein DFI using ab initio and hybrid quantum/classical molecular dynamics simulation.

 

 

3. EMERGING TECHNIQUES

 

Chairmen: L. Bagatolli and J.L. Arrondo

 

10.30-10.55      Bernard Desbat, Bordeaux, France

Study by PMIRRAS and Brewster Angle Microscopy of Phospholipid Bilayer Stabilised at the Air/Water Interface

 

10.55-11.20       Alberto Diaspro, Genova, Italy
Confocal and Multiphoton techniques from microscopy down to the single molecule level

11.20-11.45        Jesus Ruiz-Cabello, Madrid, Spain
Lung function studies by MRI with hyperpolarized 3He

11.45-12.10      Joachim Spatz, Heidelberg, Germany

Micro- and Nanolithographical Tools for Control Integrin Clustering and Models of the Actin Cortex

 

12.10-12.35      Janos Szollosi, Debrecen, Hungary

Combination of modern microscopic techniques (CLSM, AFM, SNOM, FRET) to reveal organization of membrane proteins

 

12:33-15:00 Visit to Posters and Lunch

Afternoon, 15.00-17.00

 

4. CHARGE TRANSFER AND BIOENERGETICS

 

Chairmen: A. Xavier and A. Melandri

 

15.00-15.30      M.A. de la Rosa, Sevilla, Spain

Electron transfer from cytochrome bf to photosystem i as mediated by cytochrome c6 and plastocyanin

 

15.30-16.00       T. Prisner, Frankfurt, Germany

EPR spectroscopical characterization of the first electron acceptor in cytochrome c oxidase and ubiquinol oxidase complexes

 

16.00-16.30       S. Ferguson, Oxford, UK

The thioether bonds in c-type cytochromes - formation and purpose present many puzzles

 

Oral Communications

 

16.30-16.45       V.V. Lemeshko. Mitochondrial permeability transition and NAD(P)H oxidation

 

16.45-17.00      E. Urbankova, A.M. Voltchenko, P. Pohl, P. Jezek and E.E. Pohl. Carrier-like transport kinetics of uncoupling proteins: analysis of planar bilayers reconstituted with UCP1

 

17.00-17.15      L. Baciou, A. Kuglstatter, J. Breton, P. Sebban, G. Fritzsch and E. Nabedryk. Unique or multiple QB binding site in the reaction centers from Rhodobacter Sphaeroides

 

 

5. NUCLEIC ACID AND RIBOSOMES

 

Chairmen: A. Yonath and J.L. Micol

 

15.00-15.30        Irit Sagi, Rehovot, Israel

Structural-Dynamic Studies of the RNA Helicase DbpA at  Atomic and Molecular Levels

 

15.30-16.00        Avi Minsky,  Rehovot, Israel

Thermodynamic and Structural Aspects of DNA repair in             Bacteria.

 

16.00-16.30       Rolf Hilgenfeld, Luebeck, Germany

Structural basis of stringent response in bacteria

 

16.30-17.00      Harald Schwalbe, Frankfurt, Germany

RNA Structure Determination of Ribosomal Protein L11 and Investigation of Hammerhead ribozyme by time-resolved NMR

 

 

6. PROTEIN STRUCTURE, DYNAMICS AND FUNCTIONS (I)

 

Chairmen: M. Coll and T. Wilkinson

 

15.00-15.25                Maria Carrondo, Oeiras, Portugal

Ferritins, bacterioferritins: iron uptake and storage. structure of the d. desulfuricans bacterioferritin

 

15.25-15.50                Ignacio Fita , Barcelona, Spain

The Catalase-Peroxidase KatG Structure: Activation of Isoniazide and     

Resilient Mechanisms in Tuberculosis

 

15.50-16.15                Dusan Turk, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Inhibition of lysosomal cysteine proteases (cathepsins)

 

16.15-16.40                Fritz G. Parak, Garching, Germany

Physical aspects of protein dynamics and function

 

Oral Communications

 

16.40-16.55                Gennady M. Verkhivker. Computational engineering of protein-protein interfaces for structure-based drug design:   from detecting binding sites and identifying hot spots on protein surfaces to designing novel inhibitor scaffolds and specificities.

 

16.55-17.10 J. Meyer, E. Ennifar, F. Buchholz, F. Stewart and D. Suck. Crystal structures of a wild-type Cre recombinase-Lox  p synaptic complex.

 

 

17.30-18.30 Plenary Lecture


18:30-20:00 Poster sessions

 

MONDAY, JULY 7th, 2003

 

9.00-10.00 EBSA Prize Lecture

 10:00-10:30 Coffee break

 

10:30-12:35 SYMPOSIA

 

7. PROTEIN STRUCTURE, DYNAMICS AND FUNCTIONS (II)

 

Chairmen: J. Janin and J.C. Gómez-Fernández


10.30-10.55
                Udo Heinemann, Berlin, Germany.

Structural genomics: An overview and the Protein Structure Factory

 

10.55-11.15                 Herman Van Tilbeurgh, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.

Yeast Structural genomics: High throughput production and
crystallization of large sets of eukaryotic proteins

 

11.15-11.40                N. Nielsen. Aarhus, Denmark.

Biological solid-state NMR. Application to membrane
proteins.

 

11.40-12.00                AR Viguera. Bilbao, Spain.

Folding intermediates in elongated variants of alfa-spectrin SH3 domain

Oral Communications

 

12.00-12.15             12:00-12:15              E. Goormaghtigh. Differences FTIR spectroscopy and hydrogen deuterium exchange to describe conformational changes in membrane proteins.

 

12.15-12.30                L. Bubacco, A. Tepper, G.W. Canters and M. Benfatto. Structural basis of tyrosinase function.

 

 

8. SINGLE MOLECULE BIOPHYSICS

 

Chairmen: R. Rigler and H. Gaub

 

10.30-11.00                Matthias Rief, Munich, Germany

Structural and conformational mechanics of single biomolecules

 

11.00-11.30                Ulrich Bockelmann, Paris, France  

Exploring energy landscapes and structural fluctuations by force measurements: the example of DNA.

                               

11.30-12.00                Gerhard Schuetz, Linz, Austria

Ultra-sensitive Microscopy to Image Molecular Rearrangements during T-cell stimulation.

 

 

9. BIOMATERIALS AND BIONANOTECHNOLOGY

Chairmen: J. Ryan and P. de Aza

 

10.30-11.00                S de Aza, Madrid, Spain

A new bioactive material: Bioeutectic®

 

11.00-11.30             11:00-11:30                A. Turberfield, Oxford, UK

DNA nanostructures: artificial crystals and synthetic motors

 

11.30-12.00                J.L. López-Lacomba. 

Osteointegration improvement using BMP2.

 

Oral Communications

 

12.00-12.15                W. J. Parak. 

Biological applications of quantum dots.

 

12.15-12.30         12:15-12:30             A.C. Duncan, P.E. Puig, J.C. Zeeh, D. Dupont, W. Boireau. Supramolecular assembly of redox Proteins and Nucleic acids onto a supported bilayer.

 

 

12:33-15:00 Visit to Posters and Lunch

 

Afternoon, 15.00-17.00

 

10. ION CHANNELS (I)

 

Chairperson: A. Ferrer-Montiel

 

15.00-15.30                Enzo Wanke, Milan, Italy

Known and putative physiological roles of ERG and ELK ion channels

 

15.30-16.00                Rosa Planells, Hamburg, Germany

Intracellular chloride channels in neurodegeneration

 

16.00-16.30                Stefano Ferroni, Bologna, Italy

Functional and Molecular characterization of a two-P-domain potassium channel in astroglial cells

 

16.30-17.00                Alvaro Villarroel, Madrid, Spain.

Molecular determinants for KCNQ2/3 heteromeric potassium M-channel potentation

 

Oral Communication

 

17.00-17.15                                      J. Nilsson, M. Madeja and P. Arhem. Molecular mechanisms of general anesthetics: selective effects on Kv channels

 

 

 

11. BIOPHYSICS AND BIOENGINEERING OF SENSORY SYSTEMS

 

Chairmen: F. Lenci and E. Fernández

 

15.00-1530                Josef Ammermüller, Oldenburg, Germany

Temporal structure of signal processing in the retina

 

15.30-16.00                Thomas Duke, Cambridge, UK

Active detection of sound in the inner ear

 

16.00-16.30                K.J. Hellingwerf, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The photochemistry of photobiology, with PYP and AppA as prime examples

 

16.30-17.00                Linda Field, Rothamsted Research, UK

The use of insects as biosensors for the detection of volatile compounds

 

Oral Communication

 

17-00-17.15                H.J. Steinhoff, A. Wegener, J. Klare and M. Engelhard. Site-directed spin labeling reveals the structure and conformational changes of the sensory rhodopsins-transducer complex.

 

12. WATER TRANSPORT ACROSS BIOLOGICAL MEMBRANES: BIOPHYSICS, REGULATION AND MOLECULAR ASPECTS

 

Chairmen: G. Calamita and M. Echevarria

 

15-00-15.30                B. de Groot, Goettingen, Germany.

Structure, dynamics and mechanism of water permeation through aquaporins

 

15.30-16.00                P. Deen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

The cell biology of the Aquaporin-2 water channel: to pee or not to pee

 

16.00-16.30                T. Zeuthen, Blegdamsvej, Denmark.

Water Transport by Cotransporters

 

Oral Communication

 

16.30-16.45                 C. Delamarche, C. Raguenes-Nicol, L. Duchesne, H. Gueune, D. Thomas and  J-F Hubert. Function structural properties and molecular model of a bacterial aquaglyceroporin

 

16.45-17.00                 O. Beckstein and M.S.P. Sansom. Liquid-vapour oscillations of water in hydrophobic nanopores.

 

 

 

17.30-18.30 Plenary Lecture


18:30-20:00 Poster sessions


TUESDAY, JULY 8th, 2003

 

9.00-10.00 Plenary Lecture

 10:00-10:30 Coffee break

 

10:30-12:35 SYMPOSIA

 

13. MEMBRANE STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS

 

Chairmen: A. Blume and F. Gavilanes

 

10.30-10.55                T. Schirmer, Basel, Switzerland

Structure and simulated function of bacterial porins

 

10.55-11.20                J.M. Rysschaert, Brussels, Belgium

Probing conformational changes of a multidrug ABC transporter during the catalytical cycle

 

11.20-11.45                C. Glaubitz, Frankfurt, Germany

Multidrug efflux pumps investigated by solid-state NMR

 

11.45-12.10                R.H. Templer, London, UK

Staying alive - evidence on how cells maintain their lipid                     membrane

 

12.10-12.35                Thorsten Lang, Göttingen, Germany

Structure and function of SNARE-proteins studied on                 "unroofed cells"

 

 

14. MOLECULAR MACHINES

 

Chairmen: J. Molloy and J.M. Valpuesta

 

10.30-11.00         J.M. Valpuesta, Madrid, Spain

Structure and function of a folding nanomachine: the cytosolic chaperonin CCT

 

11.00-11.30                C. Veigel, London UK

Measurement of strain-dependent kinetics of single myosin molecules

 

11.30-12.00                J. Prost, Paris, France

Macroscopic manifestations of molecular motors

 

Oral Communications

 

12.00-12.10                 E.J.G. Peterman, L.C. Kapitein and C.F. Schmidt. Kinesin studied with single-pair forster resonance energy transfer.

 

12.10-12.20                 R.A. Bockmann and H. Grubmuller. Energy transmission in F1-ATP synthase by molecular dynamic simulations.

 

12.20-12.30                 A. Vilfan and T.A.J. Duke. Instabilities in muscle transient response.

 

 

15. MACROMOLECULAR ASSEMBLIES

 

Chairmen: J.L. Carrascosa and A. Brisson

 

10.30-10.55                A. Hoenger, Heidelberg, Germany

Cryo-EM and 3-D analysis of microtubules and associated proteins

 

10.55-11.20                A. Muga, Bilbao, Spain

Nucleoplasmin phosphorylation: structural basis for protein activation

 

11.20-12.45                D. Gulino,  Grenoble, France

The endothelial adhesive receptor VE cadherin: self-assembly and biological properties

 

Oral Communications

 

11.45-12.00                O. Llorca, J. Boskovic, A. Rivera-Calzada, L.H. Peral and K.R. Willinson. Electron microscopy and 3D reconstruction of DNA repair.

 

12.00-12.15                         C. Lavelle, M. Barbi, A. Lesne, J. Mozziconacci, A. Prunell and J.M. Victor. Intra and inter-nucleosomal dynamics.

 

12.15-12.30                V.V.  Kuvichkin. The role of lipid-DNA interactions in nuclear envelope assembly.

 

 

12:33-15:00 Visit to Posters and Lunch

 

Afternoon, 15.00-17.00

 

16. CELLULAR BIOPHYSICS (Prof. Peter Bayley Symposium)

 

Chairmen: S. Martin and A. Nadal

 

15.00-15.25                Kirsten Bacia, Dresden, Germany

Dynamic studies of membrane structure and endocytic

processes using fluorescence correlation spectroscopy

 

15.25-15.50                Eva Nogales, Berkeley, USA

Structural basis of microtubule dynamic instability

 

15.50-16.15                Carlos Villalobos, Valladolid, Spain

Redistribution of Ca2+ among cytosol and organella in excitable cells

 

16.15-16.40                Gregory Harms, Würzburg, Germany

Probing single-ion channel dynamics

 

Oral Communications

 

16.40-16.55                S.V. Tran, S. Huet, C. Desnos,J.S. Schonn, F. Darchen, I. Fanget, C. Chapuis, S. Cribier and J.P. Henry. Secretory vesicle movements in living cells observed by TIRFM: Effect of Rab 27A and its effector MyRIPT.

 

 

17. TRANSMEMBRANE SIGNALLING

 

Chairman: S. Damjanovich

 

15.00-15.25                Hannes Stockinger, Vienna, Austria

Membrane microdomains in signal transduction of immune cells

 

15.25-15.50                Sandor Damjanovich, Debrecen, Hungary

Transmembrane signaling in the light of electro-immunology

 

15.50-16.15                Peter Nagy, Goettingen, Germany

Study of homoassociation of transmembrane receptors and Ras proteins using energy migration FRET (emFRET)

 

16.15-16.40                Mario Mellado, Madrid, Spain.

Chemokine signaling and fuctional responses: Role of receptor dimerization and TK pathway activation

 

16.40-17.05                Akihiro Kusumi, Nagoya, Japan

Frequency-modulated signal transduction based on transient signaling rafts in the cell membrane: a single molecule approach

 

18. ION CHANNELS (II)

 

Chairmen: Thorsten Lang and Wolfgang Fisher

 

15.00-15.30                Marjan Rupnik, Goettingen, Germany

Whole-cell potassium channel conductances in pancreatic tissue slice preparation

 

15.30-16.00                Wolfgang Fischer, Oxford, UK

Structure-function correlation of a membrane protein in a 'jig saw' approach: Vpu from HIV-1

 

16.00-16.30                Martin Oheim, Paris, France

Ca2+ regulation of exocytosis. Lessons from single vesicles and few ion channels.

 

Oral communications

 

16.40-16.50         S. Saparov, C. Nimigean and P. Pohl. Water transport across the KcsA channels.

 

16.50-17.00                M. Ceccarelli, C. Danelon, A. Laio and M. Parrinello. Antibiotic translocation through Ompf channel: a molecular dynamics investigation. 

 

17.00-17.10                D. Gomez-Varela, F. Barros, CG Viloria, T. Giraldez, D.G. Manso, S.G. Dupuy, P. Miranda and P. de la Peńa. A sequence in the proximal domain of HERG K+ channel amino terminus is necessary for regulation by the phospholipase C-coupled TRH receptor

 
17:10-19:00 Poster sessions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYMPOSIA (Topics)

1. Molecular machines

2. Theoretical Biophysics
3. Emerging Techniques 4. Charge Transfer & Bioenergetics
5. Nucleic Acid & Ribosomes 6. Protein structure, dynamics & function (I)
7. Protein structure, dynamics & function (II) 8. Ion Channels (I)
9. Ion Channels (II) 10. Single molecule biophysics
11.  Biophysics & Bioengineering of sensory system 12.  Water transport
13. Membrane structure & dynamics 14. Lipid-protein interactions
15. Macromolecular assemblies 16. Cellular biophysics
17. Transmembrane signalling 18. Biomaterials & bionanotechnology

Secretariat and Congress Organisers
Please address all correspondence to:
IV European Biophysics Congress Secretariat
Instituto de Bioingeniería. Universidad Miguel Hernández
Campus de San Juan, C.Alicante-Valencia, s/n
03550 San Juan (ALICANTE) Spain
Tel: +34 96 591 9539
Fax:+34 96 591 9546
e-mail: eurobiophysics2003@umh.es