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April 13, 2021

Ion channels and beyond: electrophysiology in research and drug discovery

BPS Networking Event

Learn about the importance of multidimensional aspects of electrophysiology research focusing on automated patch clamp and transporter technologies, through the words of the experts who developed them, and those that use them on a daily basis. Through their stories of outstanding scientific development and state of the art technical implementation, discover how the field is pushing the boundaries for the future generations.

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April 13, 2021

Tips and tricks to improve your patch clamp experiments

Virtual round-table discussion, hosted by Scientifica

A panel of electrophysiology experts from Scientifica and labs across the globe will share their tips to help you improve your patch-clamp experiments. Join them to get some tips to help make this notoriously tricky technique easier and help you become more efficient at patching cells, improving the speed and quality of your data collection.


May 5-6, 2021

Novel Ion Channel symposium

Virtual Symposium

Join Harold Zakon, Lucie Delemotte, Sandy Blin, Kara Marshall, Irina Vetter, Wei Lü, Ulrich Müller, Jean-Ju Chung and Jian Payandeh at the first virtual Ion Channel Symposium and learn about novel members, structures and function! Organized by Stephanie Heusser and Han Chow Chua.


May 6, 2021

Nanion’s Transporter Webinar Series 2021

Live Webinars

A deep dive into all things transporters. A series of 5 sessions/10 scientific presentations scheduled across 2021.
06.05.2021 – Secondary transport inhibition and regulation by SSM-electrophysiology
01.07.2021 – SSM-electrophysiology as a Tool for Uncovering Transporter Function
30.09.2021 – Transporters in Drug Screening and Toxicity Testing
04.11.2021 – Structure and Function of Na+ and H+ dependent transporters


May 21, 2021

Online educational Workshop on Ion Channels & Immunology

Virtual Event

Bridging the Gap Between Immunology and Ion Channel/Transporter Physiology and Structure Research. Join Stefan Feske, Bimal Desai, Lily Jan, Stephen Long, Hidde Ploegh, Leslie Berg and Richard Lewis to learn about ion channels & transporters in immunity.


June 2-3, 2021

Sophion 5th Ion Channel Modulation Symposium

Clare College, Memorial Court, Cambridge, United Kingdom

The Ion Channel Modulation Symposium gathers a broad range of people, from academia, CROs and pharmaceutical companies, to discuss the science of ion channel modulation.


June 7-18, 2021

Ion Channels in Synaptic and Neural Circuit Physiology (Virtual)

Virtual course 

The primary goal of this course is to demonstrate, through lectures and laboratory work, the different biophysical properties of ion channels that enable neurons to perform unique physiological functions in a variety of neural systems.
Areas of particular interest include:

  1. Voltage- and ligand-gated ion channels at central and peripheral synapses
  2. Synaptic integration and plasticity
  3. Neural circuit function in vitro and in vivo
  4. Optogenetic strategies for circuit manipulation

A typical virtual day will consist of morning lectures by guest lecturers,  followed by hands-on laboratory practical sessions in the afternoon (all times Eastern Daily Time). there will be opportunities for small group interactions with faculty and other trainees throughout the course.


June 10-12, 2021

Channelopathy 2021

Hôtel Le Concorde, 1225 Cours du Général-de Montcalm, Québec QC (QC), Canada

Channelopathy 2021 will place emphasis on broad scientific themes shared across ion channel types and diseases.


July 16-20, 2022

The International Gap Junction Conference

A Coruña, Spain,

The International Gap Junction Conference brings together a diverse international community of basic science researchers that focus on connexins and pannexins. The meeting topics include the cell biology/interactomes/signaling/trafficking, channel structure and function/biophysics of connexins and pannexins and their role in cancer, inflammation, tissue regeneration, cardiovascular function, development/reproduction, inherited diseases, the nervous system and sensory systems.


July 24-28, 2022

13th European Biophysics Conference – EBSA 2021

Vienna, Austria

The scientific programme of this conference covers most biophysical research directions, including single-molecule biophysics, high resolution optical and force microscopy, ion channels and transporters, lipids and membranes, structural biology, theoretical biophysics, cell mechanics, and many other subjects. Two symposia are directly related to ion channels: “Channels and Ca2+ Signaling” and “Membrane transporters & channels”.


September 8-12, 2021

Ion Channels and Transporters in Immunity, Inflammation and Antitumor Immunity

Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

This 74th Annual Meeting of the Society of General Physiologists will be the first international conference fully dedicated to the topic of Ion Channels and Transporters in the immune system. This meeting will provide a unique opportunity for immunologists and ion channel physiologists to discuss the latest advances in the regulation, function and physiological roles of ion channels in innate and adaptive immunity. Leading scientists from academia and industry will present their latest research, and the organizers are especially keen on welcoming trainees and new investigators with budding interests in this rapidly emerging arena.



Ion Channel & Cancer Meeting + Calcium Signaling In Cancer Workshop ECS session

Lille, France

This meeting will be dedicated to exploring ion channel regulation from molecular biophysics to physiology and clinical applications in cancer biology.


Workshop postponed and being converted to an online conference

International Ion Channel Aquaporin Workshop

Canberra, Australia

The first international workshop focused on sharing knowledge about ion channel aquaporins, their roles in biology and their application in boosting food security.



EMBO|FEBS Lecture Course on Ion channels and transporters: From molecule to man

Erice, Italy

This course is designed to provide an overview of the latest aspects of ion channel and transporter research. Topics covered will include structural, functional and computational aspects, as well as more general themes, such as publishing and the role of women in science. Additionally, the course will feature didactic tutorials and some hands-on exercises. There will be ample opportunities for discussion and ad hoc interactions between students and lecturers. Lastly, the small town of Erice provides a relaxed and beautiful setting for the course.