The membrane biophysics session included eight talks ranging from model membrane systems to whole cells and peptides to membrane proteins. The invited speakers were from Japan, India and Australia, and the selected presentations were primarily from early career researchers covering a range of topics in membrane biophysics. The talks were informative and exciting with stimulating discussion and audience interaction.
The opening speaker was Masahito Yamazaki from Shizouka University, Japan. His talk, with co-authors M. Hazan and M.Z. Islam, was entitled “Single GUV studies on mode of action of antimicrobial peptides and cell-penetrating peptides”, and described how antimicrobial peptides (Sani and Separovic 2018), such as magainin 2, and cell-penetrating peptides, like transportan 10, form pores or translocate into giant unilamellar vesicles (Islam et al. 2014). His talk was followed by “Control of glycine receptor activation by glycine transporters co-expressed in Xenopus oocytes”,...
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Pingsheng Liu declares that he has no conflict of interest. Frances Separovic declares that she has no conflict of interest.
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