Theme of Conference:
This Two-Day Discussion Meeting addresses our current understanding of the molecular mechanisms of processive motors. The aim is to catalyse a dialogue between experimentalists and theorists interested in this fast-moving scientific area.
Processive molecular motors are critical for a wide variety of life functions and recent advances in experimental techniques and theoretical approaches have contributed greatly to our understanding of their molecular mechanism; e.g. experimental observations and theory on the stepping mechanism of myosin V and conventional kinesin. We now need to define new, experimentally testable, models and ideas for how processive motors "walk" along their cellular tracks.
Structure of the meeting
23 March 2004
- 10:00 Arrival & Coffee
- 10:30 First scientific session - Theories of Processive Motors
- Chair: Rob Cross
- 12:30 Lunch
- 13:30 Second scientific session - Experimental Findings
- Chair: Tom Duke
- 15:30 Tea
- 16:00 Discussion Sessions - breakout groups (theorist & experimentalist mixed)
- 17:30 Reports from breakout sessions
- 18:00 Wine Reception
- 19:00 Dinner
- 20:00 Discussion
24 March 2004
- 09:00 Third scientific session - Cellular mechanisms
- Chair: Justin Molloy
- 10:30 Coffee
- 11:00 Breakout groups (theory & experimental mixed)
- 12:00 Reports from breakout groups
- 12:30 Lunch
- 13:30 Self-Assembled Sessions - Detailed discussion of experiment - theory development
- Chair: Tom McLeish
- 15:30 Tea & Departure
There is no registration fee but if you intend to come to the meeting please complete and return the online registration form, you will need to add the following code when completing the form (SMCW06). Please ensure you submit the form in advance of the meeting.
There will be no lunch provided on Tuesday 23 March, you will need to make your own arrangements. However, there will be a sandwich lunch available at the Newton Institute on Wednesday 24 March, for which you may be asked to pay a nominal fee.
All Institute accommodation has now been allocated. A list of local Guest Houses is available here.