April 6-10, 2022

65th CSMB Meeting: Membrane Proteins in Health and Disease


The 65th Canadian Society for Molecular BioSciences (CSMB) meeting will be held Wednesday, April 6 to Sunday, April 10, 2022 at The Banff Centre located in the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

The theme of the meeting is “Membrane Proteins in Health and Disease” and will feature sessions on

  • Channel structure and function
  • Transporter structure and function
  • Transmembrane Enzymes
  • Membrane Protein Structure
  • Diseases of Membrane Proteins

The final program can be found HERE.

A satellite meeting, The Canadian Physiological Society Annual meeting, will also be held one day before the main meeting with topics focused on Physiology of membrane proteins. See more information at the end of this page.

COVID19: For the health and safety of our members and community, CSMB2022 at the Banff Centre is following Provincial guidelines (https://www.banffcentre.ca/covid-19-measures)

Please register and book accommodations at the Banff Center tab, then submit your abstract in the Abstract Submission tab

CSMB Travel awards will be available to registered trainees who are CSMB members and in a CSMB lab. These will be selected from abstracts in March.

Important dates:

December 1, 2021: Registration opens (link coming soon)

December 1, 2021: Abstract submission opens (open now!)

Feb 28, 2022: Last day to cancel with full refund less processing fee ($50)

Feb 28, 2022: Deadline for selected talk abstract submission (selected talks will be chosen from poster submissions)

February 28, 2022: Last day for early registration

March 25, 2022: Last day for registration

April 5, 2022: Canadian Society of Physiology Satellite meeting starts (See info below)

April 6, 2022: CSMB meeting starts!

Confirmed Speakers

Keynote speaker

We are delighted that the keynote speaker will be Dr. Nieng Yan, from Princeton University. She will discuss her groundbreaking work on the structural studies of membrane proteins using cryoEM.

Nieng Yan | Department of Molecular Biology

Confirmed speakers are:

Dr. Christian Baron, Universite de Montreal

Dr. David Drew, Stockholm University

Dr. Emmanuelle Cordat, University of Alberta

Dr. Justin Chun, University of Calgary

Dr. Voula Kanelis, University of Toronto

Dr. Elaine Leslie, University of Alberta

Dr. Filippo Mancia, Columbia University

Dr. Rajini Rao, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Leigh Anne Swayne, University of Victoria

Dr. Filip Van Petegem, University of British Columbia

Dr. Alex Vecchio, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Dr. Alan Yu, University of Kansas Medical Center


    This is prime ski season. Very sunny days with lots of snow still in the peaks. Sunshine ski resort is the closest mountain but Lake Louise is awesome too.

    The Fairmont Banff hotel has a lovely tea room and bar. There is a Hotspring in the town of Banff. It is a pool format and towels can be rented.

    In the town of Banff there is ample shopping and restaurants. Some nice local breweries and distilleries as well. There are some hikes as well but some higher elevation trails may be snowy.

    At the Banff centre various amenities exist including a pool and climbing wall (great for adults and kids).

    Satellite meeting: Canadian Physiological Society Annual award


    Hotel booking Banff Centre for Satellite meeting

    Satellite meeting: Canadian Physiological Society Annual award

    We would like to thank our sponsors


    University of Alberta FoMD

    Company of Biologists

    Canadian Institutes of Health Research



    Systems for Research






      The Company of Biologists


      The Company of Biologists


      Gold sponsor: https://www.cytivalifesciences.com/en/us/


      ThermoFisher Scientific

      Gold sponsor

      ThermoFisher Scientific


      Gold sponsor



      Silver sponsor


      Organizing Committee:

      Chairs: Dr. Joanne Lemieux and Dr. Emmanuelle Cordat

      Dr. Todd Alexander

      Dr. Xing Zhen Chen

      Dr. Larry Fliegel

      Dr. Harley Kurata

      Dr. Elaine Leslie

      Dr. Marek Michalak

      Dr. Thomas Simmen

      Dr. Nicolas Touret

      Dr. Howard Young


      Banff Centre

      107, Tunnel Mountain Drive Banff, AB Canada, T1L 1H5

      Submission period

      December 1, 2021 - 20:00 until March 31, 2022 - 12:00

      Contact us

      If you have any questions, please contact joanne.lemieux@ualberta.ca .

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