January 18-22, 2016 | Town and Country Resort Hotel | SAN DIEGO, CA 
January 18-22, 2016 | Town and Country Resort Hotel | SAN DIEGO, CA 

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Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Second Annual
Membrane Proteins
A Valuable Resource and Target
January 19-20, 2016

Membrane proteins are the gateways to the cell and are valuable drug targets. For researchers to design better-targeted drugs, they need to know their structure and functional characteristics. Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Second Annual Membrane Proteins conference addresses the strategies and solutions for their extraction, expression and purification, and features case studies showcasing their value as a drug target. Join the in-depth exploration of how to obtain functional membrane proteins, and learn more about this important protein class.

We invite presentation proposals on the following preliminary topics:  


  • Host selection
  • Cloning strategies
  • Expression in suitable systems
  • Higher-production strategies
  • Re-engineering existing systems for better performance
  • Case studies


  • Purifying different classes of membrane proteins (ion channels, GPCRs, etc.)
  • Hydrophobic interaction versus affinity chromatography
  • Detergent selection, screening and use
  • Extracting proteins from lipid bilayers
  • Solubilization
  • Protein stability and biological functions
  • How to apply affinity tags
  • New resins


  • GPCR targets
  • Ion channel targets
  • Selection and screening campaigns
  • Structural biology of membrane protein targets
  • Other transmembrane protein targets

Please click here to submit a speaking proposal for review.

Deadline for submission: June 17, 2015  

All proposals are subject to review by the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the overall quality of the conference program. Please note that due to limited speaking slots, preference will be given to abstracts from those within pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, regulators and those from academic centers. Additionally, as per CHI policy, a select number of vendors/consultants who provide products and services to these biopharmaceutical companies are offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships.  

For questions about the meeting, please contact:  

Mary Ann Brown
Executive Director, Conferences
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 781-972-5497
Email: mabrown@healthtech.com  

For partnering & sponsorship information, please contact:  

Companies A-K
Jason Gerardi
Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 781-972-5452
Fax: 781-972-5470
Email: jgerardi@healthtech.com  

Companies L-Z
Carol Dinerstein
Director, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 781-972-5471
Fax: 781-972-5470
Email: dinerstein@healthtech.com