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

Sunday February 28, 2016

8:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Synthetic Biology

Jim Ferrell, Stanford University 
Mary Teruel, Stanford University
Cynthia Collins, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Pamela Silver, Harvard University, Chair

Pentameric Ligand-gated Ion Channels

Pei Tang, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Claudio Grosman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Michaela Jansen, Texas Tech University Health Science Center
Cynthia Czajkowski, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Chair

10:45 AM – 12:45 PM

New and Notable

Seok-Yong Lee , Duke University Medical Center
Filippo Mancia, Columbia University
Colin Nichols, Washington University School of Medicine
Julie Biteen, University of Michigan
Juli Feigon, University of California, Los Angeles
Jeanne C. Stachowiak, University of Texas at Austin
Edward Lemke, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg

Computational and Experimental Approaches to Protein Design

Jesse Bloom, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Patrick Barth, Baylor College of Medicine
Amy Keating, MIT
Rama Ranganathan, University of Texas, Southwestern, Chair

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Signaling Complexes and Dynamics

Hao Wu, Harvard Medical School, Chair
Andrew Brooks, University of Queensland, Australia
Renhao Li, Emory University
Alemayehu Gorfe, University of Texas Medical School


Structure and Motion of Cilia and Flagella
Daniela Nicastro, University of Texas, Southwestern
Masahide Kikkawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
Jonathon Howard, Yale University, Chair
Raymond Goldstein, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom


DNA Nanostructures for Biophysics

William Shih, Harvard University, Chair
Lulu Qian, Caltech
Ulrich Keyser, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Peng Yin, Harvard University

Monday February 29, 2016

8:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Lipid Flippases

Raimund Dutzler, University of Zurich, Switzerland, Chair
Alessio Accardi, Weill Cornell Medical College
Kaspar Locher, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Dieter Langosch, Technische Universität München, Germany

Biomimetic Models for the Study of Cytoskeletal Organization

Kinneret Keren, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Chair
Andreas Bausch, Technische Universität München, Germany
Petra Schwille, Max Planck Institute, Germany
David Warshaw, University of Vermont

10:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Mechanosensing and Mechanosignaling in Muscle

Miklos Kellermayer, Semmelweis University, Hungary
Olga Mayans, University of Konstanz, Germany, Chair
Ye Chen-Izu, University of California, Davis
Benjamin Prosser, University of Pennsylvania


Future of Biophysics 

Kimberly Stroka, University of Maryland 
David Kast, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Axel Innis, University of Bordeaux, France
Isabelle Baconguis, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University


4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Molecular Mechanisms of Mechanosensation

Boris Martinac, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Australia
David Corey, Harvard Medical School, Chair
Yuh-Nung Jan, HHMI, University of California, San Francisco
Daniel Minor, University of California, San Francisco


Folding Rates and Routes: Defining Principles

Feng Gai, University of Pennsylvania
Thomas Kiefhaber, Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Rohit Pappu, Washington University in St. Louis
Jane Clarke, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, Chair


Expanding Horizons in Biophysics and Medical Physics

Robert Jeraj, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Chair
Brian Pogue, Dartmouth College
David Jaffray, University of Toronto, Canada
Jennifer Curtis, Georgia Tech


Tuesday March, 1 2016

8:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Emerging Techniques for the Study of Cell Mechanics

Dyche Mullins, University of California, San Francisco
Jochen Guck, TU Dresden, Germany 
Todd Sulchek, Georgia Tech
Amy Rowat, University of California, Los Angeles, Chair


Multiscale Biophysics of Membranes

Suzi Jarvis, University College Dublin, Ireland
Felix Goñi, Basque Country University, Spain, Chair
Erwin London, Stony Brook University
Ilya Levental, University of Texas Medical School


10:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Awards Symposium

Steven Block, Stanford University
Olga Boudker, Weill Cornell Medical College
Sophie Dumont, University of California, San Francisco
Polina Lishko, University of California, Berkeley
Eric Gouaux, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health and Science University
Philip Yeagle, University of Connecticut


4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Optogenetics in Neuroscience

Edward Boyden, MIT, Chair
Dirk Trauner, Ludwig Maximilians University München, Germany
Viviana Gradinaru, Caltech
Elena Govorunova, University of Texas Health Medical School

P-ATPases: Structure, Mechanism, and Disease

David Gadsby, Rockefeller University, Chair
Poul Nissen, Aarhus University, Denmark
José M. Arguello, Worcester Polytech Institute
Rajini Rao, Johns Hopkins University


Wednesday March, 2 2016

8:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Voltage Sensing and Gating

Francisco Bezanilla, University of Chicago
Francesco Tombola, University of California, Irvine
Crina Nimigean, Weill Cornell Medical College 
Peter Larsson, University of Miami, Chair

Chemomechanical Coupling in Immune Response

Jay Groves, University of California, Berkeley, Chair
Barbara Baird, Cornell University
Maria Garcia Parajo, ICFO, Spain
Cheng Zhu, Georgia Tech

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Multiscale Correlative Imaging Techniques

Melike Lakadamyali, Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain
Eric Betzig, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Carolyn Larabell, University of California
Jacob Hoogenboom, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, Chair


Crowding and Order in the Genome

Ibrahim Cisse, MIT
Maria Carmo-Fonseca, University of Lisbon, Portugal
David Grunwald, University of Massachusetts Medical School
John Marko, Northwestern University, Chair