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Welcome to the 4th Prato Conference on

Pore Forming Proteins!

The 4th Prato Conference on Pore Forming Proteins will be held Monday 24th September to Thursday 27th September 2018 at the Monash University Prato Centre in Italy.

Come to Prato and explore the wonderful world of pore-forming toxins: Pore forming proteins (PFPs) are molecules that self-assemble from a soluble form into oligomeric membrane spanning pores.  These molecules play diverse roles in processes such as immunity, bacterial pathogenicity, venom toxicity and developmental biology.  From a translational perspective PFPs are also emerging as key molecules of utility in medical research, protection of agricultural crops from pests, DNA sequencing, and as tumour therapeutics.

The meeting will span a wide spectrum of research (both academic and industry focused) on Pore Forming Proteins from all kingdoms of life and across a range of different functions.

Join the pore forming protein community: The meeting will bring together experts in biology, chemistry, structural biology, informatics and nanotechnology. Let us know which scientists you want to hear and suggest new topics!

Get excited! This is an exciting field with unlimited potential and unlimited enthusiasm. We hope that new ideas and collaborations will flourish at the 4th Prato Conference On Pore Forming Proteins.

We hope to see you there!

Michelle Dunstone
2018 Conference Chair
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University (Melbourne)

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