We recently had the pleasure to host a DRA & Center for Biopharmaceuticals minisymposium entitled “Thinking outside the box – Novel approaches to study ion channels”. The event included lectures by Prof. Chris Ulens (Leuven, Belgium), Dr. Thomas Berger (Bonn, Germany) and Prof. Friedrich Koch-Nolte (Hamburg, Germany) and covered a wide array of novel approaches to study ion channels, incl. fluorometry, crystallography, fragment-based screening and nanobodies. The event provided a beautiful showcase of how implementation of recent technical advances can lead to exciting new findings, both with regards to functional and pharmacological studies on ion channels.
Stephan along with Profs Ulens, Koch-Nolte and Berger (from left)