May 12-14, 2022

21st Great Lakes GPCR Retreat 2022

You are invited to the 21st annual GPCR Retreat that will be held jointly with Great Lakes GPCR Retreat and Club des Récepteurs à Sept Domaines Transmembranaires du Québec. This year’s meeting will take place on May 12th–14th, 2022, at the Queen’s Landing Hotel at Niagara on The Lake.

The meeting is the oldest of its kind focused on the pharmacology, biochemistry, structural biology and developmental biology of G protein-coupled receptors, and this year’s retreat is expected to attract 200-300 researchers and trainees.

The GPCR Retreat meeting is an ideal place to learn about the latest and unpublished advances in the field of GPCR study and to interact with experts from across the world. It is also a great place for trainees to present their work and get valuable feedback.

On behalf of the organizers, we welcome you to the Toronto area for this outstanding meeting!

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Stephen Ferguson (University of Ottawa)

Dr Krzysztof Palczewski (University of California Irvine)

Dr. Kirill Martemyanov (Scripps Research Institute, Florida)

A trainee research day will be held on the first day of the meeting.

A detailed program is availible under the schedule section.

Registration and submission of abstracts is now OPEN. Early registration closes on April 24.

Meeting history

This unique International meeting is comprised of invited speakers that are experts in the field of G protein-coupled receptor signaling from across North America, Europe, and Asia. This meeting is run as a joint meeting with The Great Lakes GPCR Retreat founded by Dr. Stephen Ferguson and the Club des Récepteurs à Sept Domaines Transmembranaires du Québec founded by Dr. Richard Leduc. The meeting attracts interest from more than 200 participants, 1/3 faculty, 2/3 students and postdoctoral fellows in academic and industrial laboratories from across Canada, the United States, and now Europe and Asia. This meeting has received phenomenal support from the best researchers in the GPCR field and outstanding support from the pharmaceutical industry. The GPCR Retreat not only serves as a forum for the dissemination of scientific information but also provides an outstanding venue to showcase the excellence of Canadian science beyond our borders. The meeting is now a yearly International event that circulates between Quebec, Ontario and the United States.

Local Organizing Committee (University of Toronto)

Jean Martin Beaulieu

Claudiu Gradinaru

Susan George

Scott Prosser

Oliver Ernst

Ali Salahpour


  • Department of Pharmacology & Toxocology, University of Toronto
  • Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
  • Domain Therapeutics
  • University of Ottawa
  • Université de Sherbrooke
  • Montana Molecular
  • Van Tool
  • Bureau-Recherche-Développement-Valorisation U de M
  • Chemical & Physical Sciences, University of Toronto Mississauga
  • VP research Office, UTM
  • U of T physion
  • M Biotech
  • McGill
  • U de M Med
  • Biochem
  • Western Medicine
  • Andor


Queen's Landing Hotel

155, Byron St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario Canada, L0S 1J0

Registration period

January 17, 2022 - 12:00 AM until May 12, 2022 - 12:00 AM

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