November 30 -December 3, 2021: i-GPCRnet International (Online) Meeting

November 30 -December 3, 2021: i-GPCRnet International (Online) Meeting



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Day 1: Tuesday, November 30, 2021  

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14.00-14.20: Introduction: Ralf Jockers/ Martin Lohse/ Stephen Hill


SESSION 1:     Structural dynamics of GPCR activation and signaling 

(Chairs: Andreas Bock and Chanjuan Xu)


14.20-14.40:       Jianfeng Liu (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)

Activation mechanism of neurotransmitter GPCR 


14.40-15.00:        Fei Xu (ShanghaiTech University, China)

A self-activated orphan GPCR


15.00-15.20:      Chris Tate (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK)

Structure and activation of a Class D GPCR


15.20-15.40:       Tracy Handel (University of California, San Diego, US)

Structure and activation mechanisms of G protein-coupled and atypical chemokine receptors


15.40-15.55:       Discussion


16.00-16.20:      Flash presentations 1



SESSION 2:     Computational Biology in GPCR Research 

(Chairs: Nicolas Floquet and Marcel Bermudez)


16.30-16.50:       Masha Niv (The Hebrew University, Israel)

Molecular match-making for taste GPCRs


16.50-17.10:       Patrick Barth (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland)

Uncovering and reprogramming GPCR signaling by computational design


17.10-17.30:       Peter Kolb (Philipps-University Marburg, Germany)

The pocketome of GPCRs reveals previously untargeted allosteric sites


17.30-17.50:        Xavier Deupi (Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland)

Structural basis of the activation of the CC chemokine receptor 5 by a chemokine agonist


17.50-18.05:      Discussion 


18.10-18.30:       Flash Presentations 2





18.40-19.30:      Keynote Lecture 1

(Chair: Martin Lohse)

Jin Zhang (University of California, San Diego, USA)

Illuminating the Biochemical Activity Architecture of the Cell

Day 2: Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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SESSION 3:     Compartmentalisation of GPCR Signaling 

(Chairs: Andreas Bock and  Charlotte Kayser)


14.00-14.20:       Viacheslav Nikolaev (University Medical Center Hamburg, Germany)

Nanodomains of cardiac beta-adrenoceptor/cAMP signalling visualised by live cell imaging


14.20-14.40:       Manuela Zaccolo (University of Oxford, Oxford, UK)

Mapping beta-adrenergic nanodomains in the heart using proteomics


14.40-15.00:      Meritxell Canals (University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK)

Modulation of the mu-opioid receptor signalling


15.00-15.20:      John Scott (University of Washington, Seattle, USA)

Exploring and exploiting the spatial constraints of cAMP signaling


15.20-15.35:       Discussion


15.40-16.00:       Flash presentations 3 



SESSION 4:     GPCR Physiology and Pathology 

(Chairs: Françoise Bachelerie and Charlotte Kayser)

16.10-16.30:       Aylin Hanyaloglu (Imperial College London, UK)

Endosomal programming of gonadotrophin hormone receptor signalling; new pharmacological targets and models of disease


16.30-16.50:       Torsten Schöneberg (University of Leipzig, Germany)

GPCR dysfunctions as causes of human pathologies


16.50-17.10 :      Julie Perroy (Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle, France)

Restoring glutamate receptosome dynamics at synapses rescues autism-like deficits in Shank3-deficient mice


17.10-17.30:       Paul Insel (University of California San Diego, USA)

GPCRs as novel therapeutic targets in cancers


17.30-17.45:       Discussion


17.50-18.10:      Flash Presentations 4



18.20-19.10:       Keynote Lecture 2

(Chair:  Stephen Hill)  

Jean-Philippe Pin (Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle, FR)

Structure and dynamics of the asymmetric activation of class C GPCR dimers


Day 3: Thursday, December 2, 2021

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SESSION 5:   Up and Coming Technologies to Target GPCRs 

(Chairs: Laura Kilpatrick and Laura Lemel)



14.00-14.20:       Carl White (University of Western Australia, Australia) 

CRISPR-tagging of chemokine receptors with Nanoluciferase to probe endogenous receptor function


14.20-14.40:       Eleonora Comeo (University of Nottingham, UK) 

Illuminating the Life of the Adenosine Receptors: Development and Application of Fluorescent Probes for the Study of the Adenosine A1 Receptor in Living Cells


14.40-15.00:       Mark Wheatley (Coventry University, UK)

GPCR-Lipid Particles: the shape of things to come


15.00-15.20:       Mikel Garcia-Marcos (Boston University, USA)

Versatile optical biosensors of heterotrimeric G protein activity


15.20-15.35:       Discussion


15.40-16.00:       Flash Presentations 5 



SESSION 6:   GPCR Crosstalk with Microbe 

(Chair: Françoise Bachelerie)


16.10-16.30:       Tim Lämmermann (Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Germany)

GPCR desensitization self-limits neutrophil swarms and control bacterial containment


16.30-16.50:        Martine Smit (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Modulating viral GPCR function by nanobodies 


16.50-17.10 :       Nathalie Vergnolle (INSERM U1220, France)

Thrombin at the crossroads of GPCR and microbiota signalling 


17.10-17.30:       Stefano Marullo (Institut Cochin, France)

Meningococcal/beta2 adrenergic interactions


17.30-17.45:       Discussion 


17.50-18.10:  Flash Presentations 6 


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18.20-19.10:  Keynote Lecture 3 (Chair:  Ralf Jockers )

Stefan Offermanns (Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Germany)

Novel GPCR functions in the cardiovascular and metabolic system


Day 4: Friday, December 3, 2021

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SESSION 7:      Frizzled and adhesion GPCRs 

(Chairs: Laura Kilpatrick and Denis Servent)


14.00-14.20:       Ines Liebscher (University of Leipzig, Germany) 

Translating the force – pharmacology and physiology of mechano-sensing adhesion GPCRs


14.20-14.40:       JinPeng Sun (Shandong University School of Medicine, China)

Structural basis of recognizing steroid hormones by aGPCRs 


14.40-15.00:       Hannes Schihada (Karolinska Institute, Sweden)

Dissecting WNT-induced Frizzled activation and signalling with conformational sensors


15.00-15.20:       Xianhua Piao (University of California San Francisco, USA) 

GPCR-dependent Microglia Function in Development


15.20-15.35:       Discussion


15.40-16.00:       Flash Presentations 7  



SESSION 8:     GPCRs and Drug Development

(Chairs: Julie Sanchez and Denis Servent)



16.10-16.30:       Mark Soave (University of Nottingham, UK)

Monitoring Allosteric Interactions at CXCR4 using NanoBiT-conjugated Nanobodies


16.30-17.00:       Sadashiva S Karnik (Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, USA)

A Novel Allosteric Pocket in the Major Receptor for Angiotensin II


17.00-17.20:       Christa Müller (University of Bonn, Germany)

Development of novel ligands for purinergic G protein-coupled receptors


17.20-17.40:       Eric Trinquet (Perkin Elmer, France)

Innovative Solutions to investigate GPCR function & signaling 


17.40-18.00:       Discussion



18.10-19.00:      Keynote Lecture 4

(Chair: Phillipe Marin)  

Laura Bohn (The Scripps Research Institute, USA)

Imparting biased agonism and allostery at the mu opioid receptor to improve the therapeutic index


19.00-19.30:       Awards & Conclusions 

(Chairs: Stephen Hill & Xavier Iturrioz)


The i-GPCRnet meeting organizing committee

Françoise Bachelerie (Université Paris-Saclay, France)

Denis Servent (CEA, Université Paris-Saclay, France)

Andreas Bock (MDC Berlin, Germany)

Charlotte Kayser (MDC Berlin, Germany)

Laura Kilpatrick (University of Nottingham, UK)

Laura Lemel (University of Nottingham, UK)

Julie Sanchez (University of Nottingham, UK)

Chanjuan Xu (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)

Pin Yi (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)

Xavier Iturrioz (CEA, France)

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