Membrane proteins – the lipid connection Event as iCalendar

(Biological Sciences, Science Event Tags, Seminars, Lectures)

19 March 2018

1 - 2pm

Venue: Mac 1

Location: 5 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Host: SBS

Contact info: Prof Eileen McLaughlin

Contact email: eileen.mclaughlin@auckland.ac.nz

Professor Dame Carol Robinson, Chair of Doctor Lee’s Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford, and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Professor Dame Carol Robinson, Chair of Doctor Lee’s Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford, and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire


Speaker: Professor Dame Carol Robinson, Chair of Doctor Lee’s Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford, and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire

The realisation that the lipid environment is crucial for maintaining the structure and function of membrane proteins prompts new methods to understand lipid interactions.

One such method, mass spectrometry, is emerging with the potential to monitor different modes of lipid binding to membrane protein complexes. Initial studies monitored the addition of lipids and deduced the kinetic and thermodynamic effects of lipid binding to proteins.

Recently, however, Professor Dame Carol Robinson and colleagues have focused on identifying lipids already present, explicitly in plugs, annular rings or cavities. In this lecture Professor Dame Robinson will provide an overview of recent advances in mass spectrometry, with a particular focus on the distinction of the various modes of lipid binding, their implications for structure and function, as well as new directions that lie ahead.

For more information, please contact Professor Eileen McLaughlin