The Society organizes the platform and poster sessions based on scientific areas. When you submit an abstract, you will be asked to choose which category your abstract best fits under. The abstract categories for the 2017 Annual Meeting are listed below.


1A Protein Structure & Conformation
1B Protein Structure, Prediction & Design
1C Protein Stability, Folding & Chaperones
1D Protein-Small Molecule Interactions
1E Protein Assemblies
1F Protein Dynamics & Allostery
1G Membrane Protein Structures
1H Membrane Protein Dynamics
1I Membrane Protein Folding
1J Enzyme Funciton, Cofactors & Post-translational Modifications
1K Intrinsically Disordered Proteins (IDP) & Aggregates


Nucleic Acids

2A DNA Replication, Recombination & Repair
2B Transcription
2C Ribosomes & Translation
2D DNA Structure & Dynamics
2E RNA Structure & Dynamics
2F Protein-Nucleic Acid Interactions
2G Chromatin & the Nucleoid


Lipid Bilayers & Membranes

3A Membrane Physical Chemistry
3B Membrane Dynamics
3C Membrane Active Peptides & Toxins
3D Membrane Fusion & Non-Bilayer Structures
3E Membrane Structure
3F Protein-Lipid Interactions: Channels
3G Protein-Lipid Interactions: Structures 
3HGeneral Protein-Lipid Interactions


Cell Physiology & Biophysics

4A Membrane Receptors & Signal Transduction
4B Mechanosensation
4C Exocytosis & Endocytosis
4D Calcium Signaling
4E Intracellular Calcium Channels & Calcium Sparks & Waves
4F Excitation-Contraction Coupling
4G Cardiac, Smooth & Skeletal Muscle Electrophysiology
4H Muscle Regulation
4I Intracellular Transport



5A Voltage-gated Na Channels
5B Voltage-gated Ca Channels
5C Voltage-gated K Channels & Mechanisms of Voltage Sensing & Gating
5D TRP Channels
5E Ligand-gated Channels
5F Ion Channel Regulatory Mechanisms
5G Ion Channels, Pharmacology & Disease
5H Other Channels


Cytoskeleton, Motility & Motors

6A Skeletal Muscle Mechanics, Structure & Regulation
6B Cardiac Muscle Mechanics & Structure
6C Cardiac Muscle Regulation
6D Smooth Muscle Mechanics, Structure & Regulation
6E Actin Structure, Dynamics & Associated Proteins
6F Microtubules, Structure, Dynamics & Associated Proteins
6G Kinesins, Dyneins & Other Microtubule-based Motors
6H Myosins
6I Cytoskeletal Assemblies & Dynamics
6J Cell Mechanics, Mechanosensing, & Motility
6K Cytoskeletal-based Intracellular Transport
6L Bacterial Mechanics, Cytoskeleton & Motility



7A Membrane Pumps, Transporters & Exchangers
7B Energy Transducing Membrane Protein Complexes
7C Electron & Proton Transfer
7D Light Energy Harvesting, Trapping & Transfer
7E Mitochondria in Cell Life & Death


Systems Biology

8A Genetic Regulatory Systems
8B Cellular Signaling & Metabolic Networks
8C Systems Biology & Disease
8D Emerging Techniques & Synthetic Biology


Biophysics of Neuroscience

9A Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience
9B Systems Neuroscience
9C Computational Neuroscience
9D Neuroscience: Experimental Approaches & Tools
9E Sensory Neuroscience


New Developments in Biophysical Techniques

10A EPR and NMR: Spectroscopy & Imaging
10B Electron Microscopy
10C Diffraction & Scattering Techniques
10D Molecular Dynamics
10E Computational Methods & Bioinformatics
10F Optical Microscopy & Super Resolution Imaging: Novel Approaches and Analysis
10GOptical Microscopy & Super Resolution Imaging: Applications to Cellular Molecules
10H Single-Molecule Spectroscopy
10I Optical Spectroscopy: CD, UV-VIS, Vibrational, Fluorescence
10J Force Spectroscopy & Scanning Probe Microscopy


Bioengineering & Biomaterials

11A Bioengineering
11B Biosensors
11C Biosurfaces
11D Micro- and Nanotechnology
11E Biomaterials


Biophysics Education

12A Biophysics Education