Prof. Dr. Karim Fahmy

Phone: +49 351 260 2952
+49 351 260 3601

Dr. Jana Oertel
Phone: +49 351 260 2911
+49 351 260 3570

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EBSA 2023 - Satellite meeting: Bioenergetics and Biological Thermodynamics

When and where

July 31st  8:30 am to 2:00 pm

Lecture hall at the Stockholm University: Aula Magna level 7, Room Bergsmannen

Campus information / lecture hall directions / Venue


The Satellite meeting brings together scientists who are interested in discussing current developments in the field of “Bioenergetics and Biological Thermodynamics” and who like to interact in a workshop-like manner as an “add-on” to the session on the same topic within the EBSA main conference. Speakers from the main session will contribute to the Satellite Meeting as well.

We will have a “science-coffee”, rather than a poster session, to provide opportunity for direct communication. Participants willing to discuss their projects are encouraged to propose a coffee table topic (selected from submitted abstracts). Projects shall be presented very briefly with the help of a printed flyer (laid out at the respective tables) showing the essentials of the work. The goal is to stimulate discussions while preserving the coffee brake character.

Participation in the Satellite Meeting „Bioenergetics and Biological Thermodynamics“ is free of charge.

Invited Speakers:

  • Dorothee Kern (Brandeis University, USA)
  • Johan Åqvist (Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • Daniel Harries (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
  • Franz-Josef Meyer-Almes (Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany)


  • Karim Fahmy (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
  • Jana Oertel (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany)
  • Daumantas Matulis (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

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Registration is closed

Scientific Program and Abstracts

Location: Aula Magna level 7, Room Bergsmannen

Registration: at 8:30 in Front of Lecture Hall Bergsmannen



Karim Fahmy

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany

Opening Remarks



Johan Aquist

Uppsala University, Sweden

Structural Origin of Enzyme Cold-Adaptation



Daniel Harries

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Thermodynamics of Proteins Vitrified in a Glassy Matrix



Mona Sarter

STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK

Cooperative change in internal dynamics during streptavidin-biotin binding



Lisa Nucke

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany

Influence of different membrane mimetic systems on intra-membrane protein hydration and function



Mithun Biswas

National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India

Optimal Resolution to Model Protein Crowding Effects: Lessons from GB1 Dimerization


Science Coffee (Room Polstjärnan and High Tables in front of Bergsmannen)


Proposed Discussion Topics

Alexey S. Ladokhin (Palladin Institute of Biochemistry, Kyiv, Ukraine):

Successes and challenges in sequence-based thermodynamic predictions of protein-membrane interactions

Anais Biquet Bisquert(INSERM, CNRS, Université Montpellier, Montpellier, France):

Unveiling the dynamic nature of the proton motive force in single Escherichia coli cells

temporal and spatial characterization

Eric Pilet (Laboratoire de Bioénergétique et Ingénierie des Protéines, Aix-Marseille Université , France):

First steps in the characterization of cytochrome bd oxidase from Solidesulfovibrio fructosovorans

Sanja Škulj (University of Veterinary Medicine, Austria):

Novel mechanism for the transport of fatty acid anions assisted by ANT1




Dorothee Kern

Brandeis University, USA

Evolution of Allosteric Activation and its Exploitation

for Drug Design





Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Chaperones and protein folding



Kristina Zuna

University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria

Uncovering the Hidden Role of 2-Oxoglutarate/Malate Carrier in Uncoupling: Implications for Metabolic Disorders and Cancer



Oleksii Zdorevskyi

University of Helsinki, Finland

QM/MM MD simulations of horizontal proton transfer pathways in the antiporter-like subunits of mitochondrial respiratory complex I



Marius Gedgaudas

Vilnius University, Lithuania

Thermott – Tool for Protein‑ligand Interactions and Protein–Ligand Binding Database (PLBD) of Thermodynamic and Kinetic Intrinsic Parameters

13:00-14:30 Lunch

15:00 Opening of EBSA-2023 main conference

Sponsors: The Satellite meeting: "Bioenergetics and Biological Thermodynamics" is kindly sponsored by:

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