Sunday, February 26, 2012

8:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Biological Insights from Systems Approaches to Protein Networks
Giulio Superti-Furga, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Chair
Nevan Krogan, University of California, San Francisco
Olga Troyanskaya, Princeton University
Edward Marcotte, University of Texas at Austin  

Biophysics of Membrane Fusion and Fission
Sandra Schmid, The Scripps Research Institute, Chair
Timothy Ryan, Weill Cornell Medical College
Justin Taraska, NHLBI, NIH
Donald Hilgemann, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 

10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy: Applications to Biophysics
Nancy Thompson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chair
Elizabeth Rhoades, Yale University
Nancy Thompson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Thorsten Wohland, National University of Singapore
Petra Schwille, Dresden University of Technology, Germany

New and Notable
Carol Robinson, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Polina Lishko, University of California, Berkeley
Wei Cheng, University of Michigan
Seok-Yong Lee, Duke University 
Stefan Raunser, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Germany
Bertrand Coste, The Scripps Research Institute 
Tamara Rosenbaum, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Temperature Regulation of Channels
Tibor Rohacs, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Chair
Feng Qin, SUNY Buffalo
Jie Zheng, University of California, Davis
Viktorie Vlachova, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Spatial Organization in Prokaryotic Cells: Quantitative Measurements to Quantitative Models
Ned Wingreen, Princeton University, Chair
Pamela Silver, Harvard Medical School
Ned Wingreen, Princeton University
Paul Wiggins, University of Washington
Julie Theriot, Stanford University

Monday, February 27, 2012

8:15 AM - 10:15 AM

EAG-Family Channels: Mechanisms of Disease
Gail Robertson, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Chair
Matthew Trudeau, University of Maryland School of Medicine
João Morais-Cabral, Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, Portugal
Walter Stuhmer, Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Germany

Cargo Transport by Coupled Molecular Motors
Stefan Diez, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany, Chair
Michael Diehl, Rice University
Andrej Vilfan, The Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Erika Holzbaur, University of Pennsylvania

10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Mitosis Studied with Biophysical Tools
Charles Asbury, University of Washington, Chair
Eva Nogales, University of California, Berkeley
Thomas Surrey, Cancer Research UK, London
Joe Howard, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany

The Future of Biophysics 
Jasna Brujic, New York University
Keir Neuman, NIH
Eva-Maria Schoetz, Princeton University
Liguo Wang, University of Washington

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Chromosome Architecture and Function
Sankar Adya, NCI, NIH, Chair
Vasily Studitsky, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Maria Spies, HHMI, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rebecca Heald, University of California, Berkeley

Stretching and Bending Lipid Membranes
Evan Evans, University of British Columbia, Canada, Chair
Frederick Sachs, SUNY Buffalo
Patricia Bassereau, Curie Institute, France
Robert Parton, University of Queensland, Australia

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

8:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Response of Single Molecules to Force: Bridging Length Scales
Wendy Thomas, University of Washington, Chair
Taekjip Ha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Margaret Gardel, University of Chicago
Wesley Wong, Harvard University

Transporter-Channel Interface
David Gadsby, Rockefeller University, Chair
Merritt Maduke, Stanford University
Christoph Fahlke, Hannover Medical School, Germany
Frances Ashcroft, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Awards Symposium
Congratulations to the following award winners who will present their research during our featured session:
Richard Aldrich, University of Texas, Chair
Charles Sanders, Vanderbilt University; Anatrace Membrane Protein Award
Huey Huang, Rice University; Avanti Award in Lipids
Lucy Forrest, Max Planck Institute for Biophysics; Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award
Vijay Pande, Stanford University; Michael and Kate Bárány Award for Young Investigators
Sunney Xie, Harvard University; Founders Award

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Soft Lithography for Biology
Christopher Chen, University of Pennsylvania, Chair
Amy Herr, University of California, Berkeley
Noo Li Jeon, Seoul National University, Korea
Stephen Quake, Stanford University 
Christopher Chen, University of Pennsylvania

Large Complexes and Machines - Dissecting Mechanism
Geeta Narlikar, University of California, San Francisco, Chair
Judith Frydman, Stanford University
David Agard, University of California, San Francisco
James Berger, University of California, Berkeley
Geeta Narlikar, University of California, San Francisco

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

8:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Myosin Binding Protein-C: A Modulator of Cardiac Contractility
Roger Craig, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Chair
Samantha Harris, University of California, Davis
Sakthivel Sadayappan, Loyola University Chicago
Jolanda van der Velden, Vrije University, The Netherlands

Materials Science Meets Biology
Sangeeta Bhatia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chair
Joseph DeSimone, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Robert Austin, Princeton University
Omid Farokhzad, Harvard University

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dynamics of G-Protein Coupled Receptors
David Farrens, Oregon Health & Science University, Chair
Ulrike Alexiev, Freie University, Berlin, Germany
Thomas Sakmar, Rockefeller University
Brian Kobilka, Stanford University 

Dynamics and Localization of RNAs
Robert Singer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Chair
Melissa Moore, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Christophe Lavelle, National Museum of Natural History, CNRS, France
Thomas Hope, Northwestern University   


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