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


Fibril Assembly and Structure: Progress and Challenges

Robert Griffin, MIT, Co-Chair
Joan Emma Shea, University of California, Santa Barbara, Co-Chair
Alasdair Steven, NIH
Robert Tycko, NIH


Biophysical Mechanisms of Molecular Evolution

Michael J. Harms, University of Oregon, Co-Chair
Claus Wilke, University of Texas, Austin, Co-Chair
Tanja Kortemme, University of California, San Diego
Andreas Plückthun, University of Zürich, Switzerland


Protein Dynamics, Folding, and Allostery I: How Do Proteins Fold and Misfold?

Galia Debelouchina, Princeton University, Co-Chair
Michele Vendruscolo, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, Co-Chair
Debora Marks, Harvard University
José Onuchic, Rice University


Protein Dynamics, Folding, and Allostery II: Dynamics and Function

Walter Chazin, Vanderbilt University, Co-Chair
Christina Redfield, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Co-Chair
Judith Frydman, Stanford University
Tatyana Polenova, University of Delaware


Protein Structure and Dynamics in the Lipid Bilayer Membrane

Timothy Cross, Florida State University, Co-Chair
Song-I Han, University of California, Santa Barbara, Co-Chair
Wonpil Im, Lehigh University
Nathaniel Traaseth, New York University


Transmembrane Signals and Signaling Mechanisms

William Cramer, Purdue University, Co-Chair
Lynmarie Thompson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Co-Chair
Vadim Cherezov, University of Southern California
Alexandra Newton, University of California, San Diego

Channel Mechanisms: Sensing and Gating

Teresa Giraldez, University of La Laguna, Spain, Co-Chair
Robert Stroud, University of California, San Francisco, Co-Chair
Paul Slesinger, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Jacqueline Gulbis, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia


Membrane Bending: Mechanisms and Consequences

Jeanne Stachowiak, University of Texas, Austin, Co-Chair
Anne Ulrich, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, Co-Chair
Andrew Callan-Jones, Université de Montpellier, France
Ralf Langen, University of Southern California


Interrogating Membrane Organization and Dynamics

Mary Kraft, University of Illinois, Co-Chair
Siewert-Jan Marrink, University of Groningen, Netherlands, Co-Chair
Atul N. Parikh, University of California, Davis
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, NIH, HHMI

Biophysics of Lipid-modified GTPases

Sharon Campbell, University of North Carolina, Co-Chair
Roland Winter, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, Co-Chair
Jacqueline Cherfils, CNRS, France
John Hancock, University of Texas, Houston


Cardiac Contractility

Livia Hool, University of Western Australia, Co-Chair
Brian Sykes, University of Alberta, Canada, Co-Chair
David Thomas, University of Minnesota
Yael Yaniv, Technion Israel Institute of Technology


Cytoskeletal Motors

William O. Hancock, Pennsylvania State University, Co-Chair
Erika Holzbaur, University of Pennsylvania, Co-Chair
Anne Houdusse, Institut Curie, France
Steven Block, Stanford University


Modeling and Probing the Cytoskeleton

Anders Carlsson, Washington University, St. Louis, Co-Chair
Iva Tolić, University of Zagreb, Croatia, Co-Chair
Marileen Dogterom, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Alexander Mogilner, New York University

DNA Supercoiling

Laura Finzi, Emory University, Co-Chair
Sarah Harris, University of Leeds, United Kingdom, Co-Chair
Nick Gilbert, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
David Levens, NIH


RNA Structure and Function

Teresa Carlomagno, Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany, Co-Chair
Karla M. Neugebauer, Yale University, Co-Chair
Maria Costa, Institut de Biologie Intégrative de la Cellule, France
Kiyoshi Nagai, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom


Energy Transduction

Susan Buchanan, NIH, Co-Chair
Krzysztof Palczewski, Case Western University, Co-Chair
Junko Yano, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Carola Hunte, University of Freiburg, Germany

Synaptic Vesicle Fusion and Retrieval

Axel Brunger, Stanford University, Co-Chair
Diasynou Fioravante, University of California, Davis, Co-Chair
Thomas Blanpied, University of Maryland
Ling-Gang Wu, NIH


Translational Biophysics

Melanie Cocco, University of California, Irvine, Co-Chair
Shankar Subramaniam, University of California, San Diego, Co-Chair
Donald Ingber, Harvard University
Shyni Varghese, Duke University


Biophysical Insights from Surface Engineering

Deborah Leckband, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Co-Chair
Kathleen Stebe, University of Pennsylvania, Co-Chair
Junsang Doh, Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea
Joseph Zasadzinski, University of Minnesota


Protein and RNA Phase Separation

Simon Alberti, Max Planck Institute, Germany, Co-Chair
Tanja Mittag, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Co-Chair
Clifford Brangwynne, Princeton University
Michael Rosen, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center