Lifelong learning is our mindset and thus, at Rafts4Biotech we are organising training activities like our annual Symposium. The first of these events will take place in Madrid this September and have Lipid Membrane Eukaryotic & Prokaryotic Biology Symposium as a central topic, as membranes play a key role in our project.
In words of our project coordinator, Daniel López “Membrane organization is crucial for the cell viability and the correct function of many membrane-associated cellular processes. Understanding membrane organization and the lipid-proteins interactions that participate in membrane assembly is thus essential to address questions related to both eukaryotic and prokaryotic biology. Nonetheless, the mechanisms involved in membrane organization are far from being understood, as they often require an approach within the cell biology and lipid biochemistry interface that is not inherent to many laboratories. This symposium brings together some of the most relevant researchers in lipid biochemistry and bacterial membrane organization to discuss their contribution to the field and the progress in membrane biology in past years. This event also aims to provide a space with which current and future challenges in membrane biology can be debated.”
The R4B Symposium will include sessions on lipid systems biology, membrane antibiotics and membrane lipid organization. Additionally, through short talks, e-poster presentations and roundtables, participants will have the chance to learn all about lipid microbiology and engage in great scientific discussion. If you are a young researcher working on this field and are interested on attending our summer school stay tuned and save the date!