Channels and Transporters

Conference Report


  • Raimund Dutzler Department of Biochemistry, University of Zurich, CH-8057 Zurich
  • Beat Ernst Pharmacenter, University of Basel, CH-4056 Basel
  • Matthias A. Hediger Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of Bern, CH-3012 Bern
  • Dietrich Keppler German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), D-69120 Heidelberg
  • Peter Mohr F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Pharmaceuticals Division, CH-4070 Basel
  • Werner Neidhart F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Pharmaceuticals Division, CH-4070 Basel
  • Hans Peter Märki F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Pharmaceuticals Division, Discovery Chemistry, Building 092/3.92B, CH-4070 Basel;, Email:



Ion channels, Membrane transport, Transporters


During a half-day symposium, the topic 'Channels and Transporters' was covered with five lectures, including a presentation on 'Introduction and Basics of Channels and Transporters' by Beat Ernst, lectures on structure, function and physiology of channels and transporters ('The Structural Basis for Ion Conduction and Gating in Pentameric Ligand-Gated Ion Channels' by Raimund Dutzler and 'Uptake and Efflux Transporters for Endogenous Substances and for Drugs' by Dietrich Keppler), and a case study lecture on 'Avosentan' by Werner Neidhart. The program was completed by Matthias Hediger who introduced to the audience the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR)-TransCure in his lecture entitled 'From Transport Physiology to Identification of Therapeutic Targets'.




How to Cite

R. Dutzler, B. Ernst, M. A. Hediger, D. Keppler, P. Mohr, W. Neidhart, H. P. Märki, Chimia 2010, 64, 662, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2010.662.



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