Time: Wednesday 10 June 2020, 15:15 –16:15 CET
Micromanagement of amino acid transporters
Biomembranes and membrane transport are fundamental components of life, establishing order in chaotic surroundings. Active transporters help compounds travel against (electro)chemical gradients to reach their goal. We study such transporters that couple uphill transport of amino acids and neurotransmitters with the downhill influx of Na+ into cells. Using serial synchrotron crystallography approaches, we have determined structures of human and bacterial amino acid transporters and are also preparing for time-resolved studies. Aiming for analysis of hydrogen-bonding networks, we explore growth of large membrane protein crystals for neutron diffraction studies
Poul Nissen, Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark
Co-organised by MAX IV Laboratory and ESS, the aim of these colloquia is to bring the science made possible by neutrons and synchrotron radiation into focus, and to bring people at ESS and MAX IV and the local science community together. They are held every month, with the venue alternating between MAX IV and ESS. Always on a Wednesday, always at 15:15 – and always with coffee and sweets served at 15:00. Due to the need for social distancing we are temporarily shifting the colloquia to a web-based platform, and although we will miss the face-to-face interaction we hope that this can attract a wider audience than usual!
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The Joint ESS-MAX IV Science Colloquia will resume after the summer break.
Apr 2019 Martin Månsson, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
May 2019 Ann Terry, MAX IV Laboratory
Jun 2019 Robert Feidenhans’l, European XFEL
Sep 2019 Zoë Fisher, ESS
Oct 2019 Johan Chang, University of Zürich
Nov 2019 Elizabeth Blackburn, Lund University
Dec 2019 Martin Bech, Lund University
Mar 2020 Jan Knudsen, MAX IV Laboratory
Apr 2020 Kristina Edström, Uppsala University
May 2020 Thomas Hellweg, Bielefeld University