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Understanding the complex nature of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) functionality and exploiting this knowledge for the design of new GPCR modulators has been the central focus of GPCR Spring Conference 2014 organized by the GRIB (IMIM-UPF) researchers Jana Selent and Maria Martí at Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (Barcelona) from 28-30th April.
GPCRs are the largest family of proteins involved in signal transduction across membranes and one of the most important pharmaceutical drug target classes.
During this 3 day event, researchers have presented and discussed their most recent advances in GPCR research with the final aim to provide new opportunities for original treatments of a wide range of diseases.
The conference program attracted more than 150 international experts specialized in state-of-the-art computational and experimental methods to explore this receptor family. Special emphasis has been given to contributions of junior scientists in the form of short talks and posters.