ARC CCeMMP Research Symposium 2024


Date11 Nov - 12 Nov 2024

Time 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM on 11 Nov, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM on 12 Nov AEDT

Location Bio21 Molecular Science & Biotechnology Institute 30 Flemington Rd, Parkville, VIC 2052, Australia

The Australian Research Council funded Centre, Centre for Cryo-electron Microscopy of Membrane Proteins (CCeMMP), is hosting a free in-person 2024 Research Symposium to showcase the exciting research and technological advances in the field of cryo-electron microscopy and membrane proteins and will feature keynote presentations from both academia and industry. CCeMMP invite the scientific community to attend and participate in the symposium on the 11th and 12th of November in Melbourne, Australia.

Keynote Speakers

This year, CCeMMP are excited to welcome two keynote speakers presenting their cutting edge research.

Professor Renae Ryan

Renae Ryan is a Professor of Biochemical Pharmacology at the University of Sydney, Australia. She received her PhD from the University of Sydney in 2004 and completed postdoctoral work with at Columbia University and the National Institutes of Health (NINDS). Renae returned to the University of Sydney in 2007 where she leads a research team that investigates the molecular mechanisms of neurotransmitter and amino acid transporters and their role in cancer and neurological diseases, such as episodic ataxia. She has received several awards for scientific excellence, mentoring and outreach including the Nancy Millis Medal from the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Mentoring of Young Researchers. Renae is a globally respected leader and advocate for gender equity, diversity and inclusion, and a sought-after supervisor, mentor, and role model for women in science.

Assistant Professor Oliver Clarke

Oliver Clarke is an Assistant Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics (in Anesthesiology and the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research) at Columbia University. He obtained his PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2011, supervised by Jacqui Gulbis and  Brian Smith at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, where he found a passion for membrane protein structural biology. He joined the group of Wayne Hendrickson for his postdoctoral work (2012-2017), where he applied single-particle cryo-EM to understand the architecture and gating of the mammalian ryanodine receptor calcium release channel, before starting his own lab at Columbia in late 2017 focused on the molecular architecture of membrane protein complexes purified from native tissues.

Oral and Poster Presentations

The ARC Centre for Cryo-electron Microscopy of Membrane Proteins now welcomes abstract submissions for the ARC CCeMMP Research Symposium 2024.

Oral presentation abstracts close at 9:00 AM AEST on the 30th of September, 2024.
Poster presentation abstracts close at 9:00 AM AEDT on the 14th of October, 2024.
Please follow the abstract guidelines below before submitting.


    • Thermo Fisher Scientific Poster Prize – $300 AUD and a 3D printed protein model of your choice.
    • Most Popuar Oral Presentation Prize (voted by peers) – 3D printed protein model of your choice and a 2D structure print of your choice.

    Abstract guidelines

    Please adhere to the following guidelines when submitting an abstract:

    General abstract guidelines

    • The submitted abstract should be relevant to the field of research i.e. membrane proteins, cryo-EM work or cryo-EM of membrane proteins.
    • Abstracts will be up to one A4 page in length, including any figures, photos or graphs.
    • Page margins should be a minimum of 2.0 cm.
    • All text should use single line spacing and full justification.
    • A minimum font size of 12 point in Times New Roman.
    • Abstract title should be in bold font.
    • Authors should be listed and italicised.
    • Address line should be included below the authors names with a space in between author names and address.
    • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English.
    • Authors should indicate whether they would like to be considered for an oral presentation in the submission form. The selection panel reserves the right to decide which abstracts will be presented in oral form.
    • Upon abstract submission, you will receive an email notifying you of your successful submission.

    Poster presentation guidelines

    • All authors submitting abstracts will be able to present a poster.
    • Posters must be presented in portrait orientation and must not exceed A0 (841 cm x 1189 cm) size. Equipment to mount posters will be provided on arrival.
    • Please indicate in the Abstract Submission Form if you do not wish to be considered for the Scientific Poster Prize.
    • Poster presentation abstract submissions close at 9:00 AM AEDT on the 14th of October, 2024.

    Oral presentation guidelines

    • Please indicate in the Abstract Submission Form if you wish to be considered for an oral presentation.
    • Abstracts will be reviewed by a selection panel and authors selected for an oral presentation will be notified no later than Friday 11th of October 2024.
    • Oral presentations will be 20 minutes in length with 10 minutes of questions.
    • Important: Abstracts selected for oral do not need to present a poster. All unsuccessful oral presentations are required to present a poster. Please do not submit an abstract if you do not want to present a poster
    • Oral presentation abstract submissions close at 9:00 AM AEST on the 30th of September, 2024.

    To present a poster and/or be considered for an oral presentation, please complete the following Abstract Submission Form via the link below.

    Abstract Submission Form

    Please submit you abstract here.

    If you encounter any issues with abstract submission, or need to amend an already submitted abstract (only accepted before the deadline), please email prior to the deadline.

    This event is generously sponsored by BioCurate, MiTigen and Thermo Fisher Scientific.