Campus Riedberg, Biocenter


Goethe University Frankfurt a.M.
Max-von-Laue-Str. 9
60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Colloquium SFB 807

Biocenter / Campus Riedberg, Max-von-Laue-Str. 9, Frankfurt a.M.

Seminar room 0.15 / N100 - Wednesdays at 17.00 h s.t.



Colloquium Summer 2018


Wed 20.06.2018 - 17.00 h s.t.
Prof. Dr. Pierre-Jean Corringer, Pasteur Institute, Paris / France
"Pentameric ligand-gated ion channels gating mechanism using a bacterial prototype"

Wed 06.06.2018 - 17.00 h s.t.
Prof. Dr. Hassane Mchaourab, Vanderbilt University / USA
"Principles of alternating access and energy transduction of ABC transporters"

Wed 30.05.2018  - 14.00 h s.t. - 
Joint Seminar Institute of Molecular Biosciences & CRC 807
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Grüber, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
"Unique epitopes of subunit α, γ and ε of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis F-ATP synthase cause structural, mechanistic and enzymatic alterations, leading to the design of novel TB compounds"

Tue 29.05.2018 - 11.00 h s.t. - Biocenter, Lecture Hall B3 / N100
Joint Seminar CRC 807 & CRC 902

Dr. Elif Karagöz, University of California, San Francisco / USA
"Sensing and Responding to Protein Folding Stress in the Endoplasmic Reticulum"

Wed 23.05.2018 - 12.30 h s.t. - Lecture Hall 0.10, MPI of Biophysics
Prof. Dr. Kathrin Lang, Technische Universität München
"Expanding the genetic code - chemistry in living systems"

Wed 16.05.2018 - 14.00 h s.t. - Lecture Hall 0.10, MPI of Biophysics
Prof. Dr. Reinhart Reithmeier, University of Toronto / Canada
"Band 3 anion transporter function and dysfunction in a structural context"

Wed 18.04.2018 - 17.00 h s.t.
Prof. Dr. Tim Elliot, University of Southampton / UK
"Combining computational modelling, cellular biochemistry and structural biology to investigate peptide selector function of MHC I molecules"

Wed 11.04.2018 - 13.00 h s.t. - Lecture Hall 0.10, MPI of Biophysics
Prof. Dr. Robert Ford, University of Manchester / UK
"Photons, Electrons, X-rays….. Dollars: Components in the study of a European genetic disease"



Colloquium Winter 2017/2018


Wed 07.02.2018 - 17.00 h s.t.
Prof. Dr. Paula Booth, King's College London / UK:
"Folding alpha helical membrane proteins"

Wed 10.01.2018 - 17.00 h s.t.
Prof. Dr. Damian Ekiert, Skirball Institute, New York / USA
"Architectures of lipid transport systems for the bacterial outer membrane"

Wed 13.12.2017 - 17.00 h s.t. - workshop by
Ahmad Reza Mehdipour (P25 Hummer): "Protein-lipid interaction and conformational dynamics of ABC transporters", and
Wenbo Chen (AP Kudryashev): "Structure of calcium ion channels in native membranes"

Wed 29.11.2017 - 17.00 h s.t. - workshop by
Oliver Peetz (P24 Morgner): "Native mass spectrometry of membrane proteins", and
Etienne Yoga: "Exploring  the catalytic cycle of respiratory complex I by structure guided site-directed mutagenesis" & Florian Gourmelon: "Selection, overproduction, and purification of different Mrp type cation/proton antiporters" (AP Zickermann)

Wed 15.11.2017 - 17.00 h s.t. - workshop by
Marina Diskowski & Vedrana Mikusevic (P22 Hänelt): "Mechanisms of ion selectivity and gating of the K(+) channel KtrAB", and 
Yung-Ning (Nita) Chung (P23 Geertsma): "Structural and functional interfaces in SLC26 transporters"

Wed 01.11.2017 - 17.00 h s.t. - workshop by
Christos Karathanasis (P20 Heilemann): "Quantitative single-molecule super-resolution microscopy of membrane receptor clusters", and
Kristina Pesek (P21 Ernst): "Characterization of the signaling-active conformation of Ire1 in its natural environment by cysteine scanning"

Wed 18.10.2017 - 17.00 h s.t. - workshop by

Andreas Blees: "Ready, set, go!!! The start of an immune response" & Susanne Hank: "Trapping the outward-facing conformation of a heterodimeric ATP-binding cassette transporter" (P16 Tampé), and

Christoph Ruland (P17 Schleiff): "Structural characterization of the TOC-complex" 



Colloquium Summer 2017


Mon 28.08.2017 - 17.00 h s.t.
Dr. Doreen Matthies, Center for Cancer Research, NIH, Bethesda / USA:
"Tackling Challenges in Single-Particle Cryo-EM"

Wed 19.07.2017 - 17.00 h s.t. - Workshop
Volker Müller (P14): "Alternative ways to archaeal ATP synthases", and
Reinke Müller & Vivek Malviya Nand (P18 Pos): "Inhibitor binding and binding determinants of the multidrug efflux pump AcrB“

Wed 12.07.2017 - 17.00 h s.t.
Prof. Dr. Jens Meiler, Vanderbilt University, Nashville / USA
"Computational Structure Prediction and Functional Design of Membrane Protein Transporters and Receptors with Rosetta"

Wed 05.07.2017 - 17.00 h s.t. - workshop by
Peter Eberhardt & Janina Sörmann (P12 Wachtveitl/Bamann): "Functional studies on the light driven sodium ion pump KR2", and
Harald Schwalbe (P13): "Time-resolved studies of the photocycle of disease-related mutants of bovine rhodopsin"

Wed 21.06.2017 - 17.00 h s.t. - workshop by
Philipp Graab (P09 Abele): "Intracellular trafficking of the lysosomal peptide transporter TAPL", and
Thilo Henß, Alexandra Oranth & Negin AzimiHashemi (P11 Gottschalk): "Microbial Rhodopsins as Optogenetic Tools to Analyze Neuronal Networks in the Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans - an update"

Wed 07.06.2017 - 17.00 h s.t. - workshop by

Clemens Glaubitz: "Update on Light-driven Sodium-Pump KR2 - Resonance Assignment and Trapping of Intermediate States“ & Andrea Karoly-Lakatos: "ABC Exporter MsbA - Insight into Substrate Interactions" (P06 Glaubitz); and
Eva Jaumann & Katja Barth (P07 Prisner/Joseph): "Conformational Equilibrium and Oligomerization of Membrane Transporters Explored with Dipolar EPR Spectroscopy"

Wed 31.05.2017 - 17.00 h s.t. - workshop by
Niklas Klusch (P01 Kühlbrandt): "The ATP synthase dimer of the green algae Polytomella sp.", and
Erik Henrich (P02 Dötsch/Bernhard): "Tailored cell-free Synthetic Biology: Lipid tuning of membrane proteins”

Wed 17.05.2017 - 17.00 h s.t.
Prof. Dr. Jean-Ju Chung, Yale School of Medicine / USA
"Flagellar Ca2+ signaling nanodomains in regulating sperm motility and navigation"

Wed 03.05.2017 - 17.00 h s.t.

Prof. Dr. Achillefs Kapanidis, University of Oxford / United Kingdom
"Using in vitro and in vivo single-molecule fluorescence to unravel transcription mechanisms"

Wed 19.04.2017 - 17.00 h s.t. - Lecture Hall 0.10, MPI of Biophysics 

Prof. Dr. Lukas Tamm, University of Virginia School of Medicine / USA
"Controlling the opening of the exocytotic fusion pore by cholesterol and calcium"



Colloquium Winter 2016/2017


Wed 15.03.2017 - Joint Seminar MPI BPMPI BRCEFSFB 902, SFB 807: 
Paul Ehrlich- und Ludwig Darmstaedter-Nachwuchspreis 2017
Dr. Volker Busskamp, Technische Universität Dresden:
Regenerating neuronal function, cellular compartments and cell types.

Wed 22.02.2017 - special seminarDr. Arne Möller, MPI of Biophysics, Frankfurt/M.:
A structural perspective on neuroreceptors: Visualising sortilins by cryoEM.

Wed 08.02.2017 - Prof. Dr. Daniel Rosenbaum, UT Southwestern, Texas / USA:
Structure and mechanism of integral membrane proteins linked to human disease.

Wed 01.02.2017 - Prof. Dr. Stephen White, University of California at Irvine / USA:
Membrane Protein Folding: Biology Meets Thermodynamics.

Wed 18.01.2017 - Prof. Dr. Markus Sauer, Universität Würzburg:
Super-resolution fluorescence imaging by dSTORM: where next?

Wed 14.12.2016 - Dr. Jens Frauenfeld, Salipro Biotech AB, Stockholm / Sweden:
A saposin-lipoprotein nanoparticle system for membrane proteins.

Wed 30.11.2016 - Prof. Dr. Stefan Raunser, MPI of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund:
Structural insights into life and death of a bug.

Wed 09.11.2016 - Prof. Dr. Jan Steyaert, University of Brussels / Belgium:
Nanobodies to study G protein-coupled receptors: From structure to function to drugs.

Wed 26.10.2016 - Prof. Dr. Sonja-Verena Albers, Universität Freiburg:
Assembly and function of the archaeal motility structure, the archaellum.



Colloquium Summer 2016


Wed 29.06.2016 - Prof. Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Steinhoff, Universität Osnabrück:
Protein conformational dynamics in transmembrane signaling and transport traced by
EPR spectroscopy.

Wed 22.06.2016 - Prof. Dr. Roland Lill, Universität Marburg: Biogenesis of iron-sulfur proteins in eukaryotes: Machinery, mechanisms, mitochondrial transport and maladies.

Wed 08.06.2016 - Dr. Peter Kolb, Universität Marburg:
In silico investigations of chemical and GPCR ligand space.

Wed 01.06.2016 - special seminarPD Dr. Volker Zickermann, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt: Structure of mitochondrial complex I.

Wed 27.04.2016 - Prof. Dr. Wiliam Dowhan, UTHealth, Houston / USA:
Protein gymnastics in the lipid bilayer.

Wed 20.04.2016 - BMLS & CRC 807 Seminar: Dr. Jana Bröcker, University of Toronto / Canada: Advances in membrane-protein crystallization: From detergent-free crystallization to in situ approaches.

Tue 19.04.2016 - PD Dr. Stephan Storch, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf:
Vesicle adaptor-dependent sorting and in vivo function of the disease-related lysosomal membrane protein CLN7.

Wed 13.04.2015 - Prof. Dr. Stephan Pless, University of Copenhagen / Denmark:
Expanding the genetic code to study ion channel function & pharmacology.