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Symposia cover broad topics in biophysics with presentations by leading experts in their field.  Symposia are held Sunday through Wednesday.

Protein Evolution and Allosteric Networks
Corey Wilson, Yale University, Chair
Elizabeth Komives, University of California, San Diego 
Janet Thornton, European Bioinformatics Institute, United Kingdom
Joe Thornton, University of Chicago 
 
Represents several symposia in
honor of the International Year of Light

Extremophiles: Testing the Physical Limits of Living Systems
Catherine Royer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Chair
Lorna Dougan, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Douglas Bartlett, University of California, San Diego
Georges Feller, University of Liége, Belgium


Epigenetics
Lene Oddershede, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Chair
Michael Fried, University of Kentucky
Aleksandra Walczak, École Normale Supérieure, France
Joan-Ramon Daban, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

Biophysics of RNA Processing: Degradation, Splicing, DEAD Box Proteins
Sun Hur, Harvard University, Chair
Anna Mallam, University of Texas at Austin
Dagmar Klostermeier, University of Münster, Germany
Sanjay Tyagi, Rutgers University

Nanoclustering of Membranes and Membrane Proteins
Ka Yee Lee, University of Chicago, Chair
Martin Lohse, University of Würzburg, Germany
Adam Frost, University of Utah
Siewert-Jan Marrink, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Catalysis in the Membrane
Jochen Zimmer, University of Virginia , Chair
Elizabeth Carpenter, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Edith Hummler, Lausanne University, Switzerland
Ya Ha, Yale University

Regulated Protein Bridges Connecting Membranes: STIM Proteins in Cellular Signaling
Richard Lewis, Stanford University, Chair
Murali Prakriya, Northwestern University
Barbara Niemeyer, Saarland University, Germany
Patrick Hogan, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immonology 

Neurotransmitter Transporters
Olga Boudker, Weill Cornell Medical College, Chair
Christof Grewer, SUNY Binghamton
Harald Sitte, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Michael Kavanaugh, University of Montana


Membrane Trafficking 
Kerney Jebrell Glover, Lehigh University, Chair
Lois Weisman, University of Michigan
Jenny Hinshaw, NIH
Alexander Kros, Leiden University, The Netherlands
 
 

Molecules of Memory: Glutamate Receptor Channels
Mark Mayer, NIH, Chair
Robert Oswald, Cornell University
Gabriela Popescu, University of Buffalo
Pierre Paoletti, CNRS, IBENS, France

Probing Ion Channel Structure/Function Using Novel Tools
Henry Colecraft, Columbia University, Chair
Christopher Ahern, University of Iowa
Heike Wulff, University of California, Davis
Doug Tobias, University of California, Irvine

Mechanisms of Actin Filament Nucleation and Mechanotransduction
Roberto Dominguez, University of Pennsylvania, Chair
Margot Quinlan, University of California, Los Angeles
Guillaume Romet-Lemonne, CNRS, France
Brad Nolen, University of Oregon

Cardiomyopathies and Contractile Proteins
Leslie Leinwand, University of Colorado, Chair
Lucie Carrier, University of Hamburg, Germany
Jil Tardiff, University of Arizona
Wolfgang Linke, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Molecular Basis for Mitochondrial Signaling
Tatiana Rostovtseva, NIH, Chair
Rosario Rizzuto, University of Padova, Italy
Fabiana Perocchi, University of Munich, Germany
Gyorgy Hajnoczky, Thomas Jefferson University

Systems Biology Approaches in Neuroscience
Kristin Branson, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chair
Eve Marder, Brandeis University

Jeff Litchtman, Harvard University
Sebastian Seung, MIT

Mechanosensors
Marcos Sotomayor, Ohio State University, Chair
Pavel Tolar, MRC, United Kingdom
Alex Dunn, Stanford University
Anja Geitmann, University of Montreal, Canada


Advances in Electron Microscopy           
Yifan Cheng, University of California, San Francisco, Chair 
Irina Serysheva, University of Texas Medical Center 
Bettina Böttcher, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Hongwei Wang, Tsinghua University, China
 
 

Emergent Properties and Collective Behaviors of Complex Systems
Aaron Dinner, University of Chicago, Chair
Angela DePace, Harvard University
Satoshi Sawai, University of Tokyo, Japan
Daniel Beard, University of Michigan

Nanopores: Methods and Mechanistic Insights
Zuzanna Siwy, University of California, Irvine, Chair
Aleksandra Radenovic, Ecole Plytech Federal Lausanne, Switzerland
Hagan Bayley, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Michael Mayer, University of Michigan,


Bacterial Subcellular Dynamics at Super-Resolution:
This Brings Super-Resolution to a Dynamic Sense 

Julie Biteen, University of Michigan, Chair
David Sherratt, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Simon Foster, Sheffield University, United Kingdom
Marcelo Nollmann, CNRS, France 
 

Awards Symposium
Dorothy Beckett, University of Maryland, Chair
Gerald Feigenson, Cornell University
Antonina Roll-Mecak, NIH
Harold Scheraga, Cornell University
Sarah Teichmann, EMBL-EBI, United Kingdom

Future of Biophysics 
Enrique De La Cruz, Co-Chair, Yale University
Karen Fleming, Co-Chair, Johns Hopkins University
Alexander Sobolevsky, Columbia University
Heather Pinkett, Northwestern University
Sivaraj Sivaramakrishnan, University of Michigan
Rommie Amaro, University of California, San Diego