Conference Announcements


61st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 – Sun, 15 Apr 2018

The Membrane Proteins in Health and Disease Meeting will be held Wednesday, April 11, 2018 to Sunday, April 15, 2018 at The Banff Centre located in the beautiful mountain setting of Banff, Alberta, Canada. The meeting is being organized by the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences  and the Membrane Protein Disease Research Group at the University of Alberta. The theme of the meeting is “Membrane Proteins in Health and Disease” and will feature sessions on membrane structural biology, membrane protein biogenesis and folding, molecular events in membrane transport physiology, ion transport and pH regulation, membrane embedded enzymes, and membrane proteins as therapeutic targets. 


Satellite meetings will also be held on April 10, 2018 with the topics focused on pH regulation at the membrane surface and novel approaches to membrane protein structure. There will also be lectures invited from submitted abstracts (~10) and poster sessions featuring presentations by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Travel awards are available for trainees and prizes will be given for the best posters. This meeting typically attracts an informed group of ~250 participants interested in membrane protein structure, function, biogenesis, and physiology. It is a very popular meeting, which is limited to 250 participants, so mark your calendars!


The organizing committee is working hard to put together a fantastic meeting and we hope to see you there! Please help us spread the word about the conference and circulate to your colleagues and within your institution the Membrane Proteins in Health and Disease 2018 Banff Conference Poster.


Proud to bring inspirational speakers from across the globe. This list is continuing to grow. Continue to check back as we invite more world-class leaders in membrane research.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Sriram Subramaniam, Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Cell Biology, NCI/CCR

Dr. Joseph Casey, University of Alberta

Dr. Harley Kurata, University of Alberta


Dr. Joanne Lemieux, University of Alberta


Dr. Poul Nissen, Aarhus University

Dr. Gaia Novarino, Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)


Dr. Rajini Rao, John Hopkins Medical School


Dr. John Rubinstein, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto 


Dr. Leonid Sazanov, Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)


Dr. David Stokes, NYU

Full Speaker List

​Abstract submission is not yet open. Keep an eye on our social media pages for notification of registration opening. 


Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences
Conference Website:
Banff Centre

107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff, AB T1L 1H5,
Banff, Banff