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Gas Channels Workshop

Gas Channels Workshop

On Sept. 6-7, 2012, the Department of Physiology and Biophysics hosted a Gas Channels Workshop, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research. The event drew seven speakers and two guests from outside the University, and four speakers from within. As described in the meeting brochure, Day 1 was devoted to presentations by eight principle investigators. Robert Stroud gave the Keynote Addresss. Day 2 included presentations from three postdoctoral fellows from CWRU, as well a wide-ranging discussion on the future of gas-channel research.

Embedded in the Schedule of Presentations below is information about each of the participants, as well as downloadable files with the actual presentations. At the bottom of this page are additional links to meeting information.

Schedule of Presentations

Thursday, September 6, 2012 (Day 1)
8:15am – 8:20am Welcome/Introduction
-- Walter F. Boron, M.D., Ph.D.
8:20am – 9:00am Gas Channels
-- Walter F. Boron, M.D., Ph.D.  Presentation.pptx
9:10am – 9:50am Visualizing gas permeation pathways through proteins at sub-Angstrom Resolution
-- Emad Tajkhorshid, Ph.D.  Presentation.pdf
10:25am – 11:05am Measuring cellular CO2 permeability by 18O exchange-methodology and results on red blood cells
-- Gerolf Gros, Ph.D.  Presentation.ppt
11:15am – 11:55am Intrinsic CO2 permeability of cell membranes and effect of cholesterol and aquaporin
-- Volker Endeward, Ph.D. Presentation.ppt
1:05pm – 1:45pm Involvement of elevated membrane cholesterol on G-protein regulated water and gas transport in biological membranes
-- Bhanu Jena, Ph.D.  Presentation.pdf
1:55pm – 2:35pm NO transport by aquaporin 1
-- Jeffrey Garvin, Ph.D.  Presentation.ppt
3:10pm – 3:50pm Role of Rh glycoproteins in gas transport–lessons from in vitro model systems
-- David Weiner, M.D.  Presentation.pptx
4:00pm – 4:45pm What do structures of the Aquaporins, and Ammonia transporters tell us about conduction of gases?
-- Robert Stroud, Ph.D.
Friday, September 7, 2012 (Day 2)
8:30am – 8:35am Introduction/Welcome
-- Walter F. Boron, M.D., Ph.D.
8:40am – 9:00am Role of membrane proteins in oxygen transport in red blood cells
-- Ryan Geyer, Ph.D.  Presentation.ppt
9:05am – 9:25am Structure determinants for CO2 transport of human aquaporin 5
-- Xue Qin, Ph.D.  Presentation.pptx
9:30am—9:50am Mathematical modeling of gas movements in an oocyte
-- Rossana Occhipinti, Ph.D.  Presentation.pptx
10:30am—12:00pm Gas Workshop Meeting
1:00pm – 3:30pm Gas Workshop Meeting


Roster of Participants

Notes on the Presentations: taken by Walter or by Rossana

Summary of General Discussion