Biopolymers in vivo Subgroup 2018 Symposium
Saturday, February 17, 2018
San Francisco, California
12:00 PM- 6:00 PM
Esplanade Room 158

Subgroup Chair: Patricia Clark, University of Notre Dame
Symposium Co-Chairs: D. Allan Drummond, University of Chicago and T.Y. Dora Tang, Max Planck Institute, Germany


Molecular Origins of Cellular Organization

12:00 PM Business Meeting

1:00 PM Opening Remarks

1:05 PM Opening Keynote Lecture
Geraldine Seydoux, John Hopkins University
RNA Granules: Liquids or Active Condensates?

1:50 PM
Alex Holehouse, Washington University
A General Framework for Predicting and Understanding Sequence-encoded Phase Diagrams of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins

2:15 PM
Michelle Meyer, Boston College
Re-inventing RNA Regulators: The structural plasticity of RNA structure in RNA-protein regulatory interactions

2:40 PM Selected Talk
Hide Konishi, Kyoto University, Japan
Deciphering Protein-rich Domains Formed by Non-structured Proteins in the Nuclear Pore Complex

2:55 PM Break

3:05 PM Junior Faculty Award & Lecture
D. Allan Drummond, University of Chicago

3:35 PM Selected Talk
Jervis Thevathasan, EMBL, Germany
Illuminating the Self-assembly of Alpha-synuclein Amyloid Fibrils

3:50 PM 
Martin Egli, Vanderbilt University
PS2 RNA: SAR and Biophysics

4:15 PM Break

4:30 PM
Irene Chen, University of California, Santa Barbara
Evolution and Encapsulation of Functional RNA

4:55 PM Selected Talk
Shion Lim, University of California, Berkeley
An Evolutionary Trend Towards Kinetic Stability in the Folding Trajectory of Ribonucleases H

5:10 PM Closing Keynote Lecture
John Chaput, University of California, Irvine
Extending the Concepts of Heredity and Evolution to Artificial Genetic Polymers 

6:00 PM Adjournment