Oct. 17th to 19th, 2013
1260 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115, United States
The GPCR Retreat is an annual joint meeting that rotates around locations in the United States and Canada surrounding the Great Lakes region (Ontario, Quebec, Michigan, New York, and Ohio). The first Great Lakes GPCR Retreat was conceived, organized and held in London, Ontario, Canada in October 1999. The following year, the Great Lakes GPCR Retreat partnered with the annual symposium of the Club des Récepteurs à Sept Domains Transmembranaires du Québec. The meeting tours through many of the major universities in the great lakes region in both Canada and the United States.
This conference is organized by Departments of Ophthalmology & Pharmacology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The conference focuses on the advances in our understanding of how cells communicate with each other and the environment via G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), the largest class of membrane proteins and one of the largest classes of current drugs on the market. This is the first time that it will be held in the Cleveland area. The region of the Great Lakes harbors an exceptionally high concentration of scientists working on virtually all aspects of GPCR research. This meeting has now become internationally recognized as a landmark meeting for the dissemination of results, exchange of ideas and the development of collaborations in the field of molecular pharmacology.
GPCR and Membrane Protein Service
The G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are the largest, most versatile group of membrane receptors and also the most pharmaceutically important, accounting for over 50% of all human drug targets and acting as therapeutic targets for a wide range of disease conditions including cancer, cardiovascular, metabolic, CNS and inflammatory diseases. Creative BioMart is a biotechnology company committed to addressing the unmet needs of drug discovery for the treatment and cure of human diseases that involve membrane proteins to advance the scientific objectives.
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