On October 4, 2021, the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine was awarded to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian. David Julius discovered the temperature receptor, TRPV1 ion channel, and Ardem Patapoutian discovered the pressure receptor, PIEZO ion channel.
Many of our best drugs are derived from natural sources. Most people will first think of the curative properties of plants such as willows (acetylsalicylic acid, Aspirin) and Pacific Yew (paclitaxel, a cancer-fighting agent).
For an exciting sneak peak into what this years' Ion Channel Retreat may have in store (hey, I'm not a mind reader! I'm just guessing here) keep reading, otherwise go work on your abstract and send it in before it's too late!
This year's event is shaping up to be especially interesting with topics such as ion channels in disease and pain, ion channel screening technologies for assessment of cardiac safety and toxicology, structure and function of ion channels, and new this year a session focusing on transporter molecules and their roles with ion channels.