[3dem] Gina Sosinsky Memorial Symposium at M&M 2017

Heymann, Bernard (NIH/NIAMS) [E] heymannb at mail.nih.gov
Mon Feb 6 09:45:38 PST 2017

We would like to bring to your attention the 3DEM Symposium at the Microscopy & Microanalysis meeting (M&M 2017), held August 6-10, 2017 at the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis, Missouri. The deadline for abstract submissions is February 15. 

B01: Gina Sosinsky Memorial Symposium: Imaging of Cellular Communications 
Organizers: Bernard Heymann, Esther Bullitt, Alasdair Steven

Gina Sosinsky’s recent passing represents a severe loss. Gina was a valuable contributor to the 3DEM community and a delightful person. We are organizing this symposium to honor her and her work on cellular communication. One of her main interests was the junctions between eukaryotic cells, and how these serve both structural and communication functions. The symposium focusses on these topics, including:

•	Cellular junctions: gap, adherens, tight junctions and desmosomes.
•	Cellular adhesion: Focal adhesion, extracellular matrix.
•	Intercellular communication: Synapses and cell surface receptors, 
	including ion channels, G-protein-linked receptors, and enzymic receptors
•	Extracellular matrix.

Invited talks:

Structure of the C. elegans innexin-6 gap junction channel
Atsunori Oshima, Kazutoshi Tani, Yoshinori Fujiyoshi

Unrevealing the molecular details of the  cell-ECM interface;  3D structures of membrane-embedded Integrin complexes.  
Xiao-Ping Xu,  Mark Swift, Niels Volkmann,and Dorit Hanein

(Title to be announced)
Mark Ellisman

Galactose Induces Formation of Chains of The Retinal Adhesion Protein, Retinoschisin
Bernard Heymann, Camasamudram Vijayasarathy, Rick Huang, Altaira Dearborn, Paul A. Sieving, Alasdair C. Steven

J. Bernard Heymann Ph.D.
Rm 1515, 50 South Dr, NIH
Bethesda MD 20892-8025
Tel. 301-451-8241

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