Symposia

Sunday, February 21

8:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Amyloids in Human Disease

Frank LaFerla, University of California, Irvine, Chair
Brian Bacskai, Massachusetts General Hospital
Kevin Foskett, University of Pennsylvania
Charles Glabe, University of California, Irvine
Olga Garaschuk, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany

The Cytoskeleton: Variations on a Theme

Edward Egelman, University of Virginia, Chair
Christine Jacobs-Wagner, Yale University
Iva Tolic-Norrelykke, Max Planck Institute, Dresden, Germany
Roberto Dominguez, University of Pennsylvania
 

10:45 AM – 12:45 PM 

Multiscale Structural Analysis of Very Large Complexes

Andrej Sali, University of California, San Francisco, Chair
Ueli Aebi, University of Basel, Switzerland
Sarah Woodson, Johns Hopkins University
Carol Robinson, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom 

New and Notable

Paul A. Slesinger, Salk Institute, Chair
Xiaojiang Chen, University of Southern California
Thomas Perkins, JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder
Na Ji, Janelia Farm Research Campus, HHMI
Vassilli Ivanov, NIDDK, NIH
Christopher A. Voigt, University of California, San Francisco
Paul A. Slesinger, Salk Institute
 

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

RNAs Large and Small

Anna Pyle, Yale University, Chair
Robert Batey, University of Colorado at Boulder
Ruben Gonzalez, Columbia University
Andrew Feig, Wayne State University

The Proton Gets Channeled

Thomas DeCoursey, Rush University, Chair
James Chou, Harvard University
Francesco Tombola, University of California, Irvine
I. Scott Ramsey, Virginia Commonwealth University
Gregory A. Voth, University of Utah
  

Monday, February 22

8:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Protein and Cellular Mechanics

Viola Vogel, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Chair
Manuel Théry, CEA, Grenoble, France
Clare Waterman, NHLBI, NIH
Daniel J. Mueller, Technical University, Dresden, Germany

Structure and Dynamics of Membrane Transporters

Jue Chen, Purdue University, Chair
Olga Boudker, Cornell University
Hanne Poulsen, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Emad Tajkhorshid, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
 

10:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Biophysics of the Failing Heart

R. John Solaro, University of Illinois, Chicago, Chair
Beata Wolska, University of Illinois, Chicago
Henk Granzier, University of Arizona
Rick Moss, University of Wisconsin
Susan Lowey, University of Vermont

The Future of Biophysics
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Symposium

Taekjip Ha, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Chair
Margaret Gardel, University of Chicago
Ryohei Yasuda, Duke University
Jonas Korlach, Pacific Biosciences
Pierre-Jean Corringer, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France
 

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

DNA Nanomachines in Vitro and Inside Living Cells

Hao Yan, Arizona State University, Chair
William Shih, Harvard Medical School
Hermann Gaub, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany
Yamuna Krishnan, NCBS, TIFR, Bangalore, India

Target Structure-Guided Drug Design

Philip Cole, Johns Hopkins University, Chair
Kavita Shah, Purdue University
Jooyoung Lee, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Seoul, South Korea
Michelle Arkin, University of California, San Francisco 


Tuesday, February 23

8:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Epigenetic Control of Gene Expression

Aneel Aggarwal, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Chair
Raymond Trievel, University of Michigan
Tatiana Kutateladze, University of Colorado Denver
John Denu, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Xiaodong Cheng, Emory University

TRP Channel Multimodal Gating

Ardem Patapoutian, Scripps Research Institute, Chair
Diana Bautista, University of California, Berkeley
Rachelle Gaudet, Harvard University
Haoxing Xu, University of Michigan
 

10:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Awards Symposium

Awardees to be announced
 

4:00 – 6:00 PM  

Genome Organization and Dynamics

Michelle Wang, Cornell University, Chair
Jonathan Widom, Northwestern University
Daniela Rhodes, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
David Sherratt, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Membranes as Barriers in Combating Infection

Yechiel Shai, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel, Chair
Hans-Georg Sahl, University of Bonn, Germany
Anne Ulrich, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
David Craik, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Angel Garcia, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
 

Wednesday, February 24

8:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Calcium Flickers and Motility at the Leading Edge Membrane

Joseph J. Falke, University of Colorado at Boulder, Chair
Anna Huttenlocher, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Heping Cheng, Peking University, Beijing, China
Tobias Meyer, Stanford University

The ‘Un’ in Unconventional Molecular Motors

Samara Reck-Peterson, Harvard University, Chair
Lee Sweeney, University of Pennsylvania
Keiko Hirose, AIST, Tsukuba Ibaraki, Japan
Matt Tyska, Vanderbilt University
 

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 

Single Molecules Meet Systems Biology

Sunney Xie, Harvard University, Chair
Johan Elf, Uppsala University, Sweden
Naama Barkai, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel
Gürol M. Süel, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Mechanism of Electromechanical Coupling in Voltage-gated Ion Channels

William A. Catterall, University of Washington, Chair
Francisco Bezanilla, University of Chicago
Roderick MacKinnon, Rockefeller University, HHMI
Todd Scheuer, University of Washington
Fredrik Elinder, Linköping University, Sweden

 

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