BPS April Networking Events

The first two Society-sponsored networking events of 2012 took place in April. Both events were a huge success!

The New York City event, Sense to Synapase: Biophysical Mechanisms of Perception, hosted by BPS members Christopher Bergevin and Dáibhid Ó Maoiléidigh took place on April 20 at Columbia University. This event featured five keynote speakers, that lectured on the the five senses of the body, as well as shorter talks that were selected from submitted abstracts. Scientists from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania were in attendance, representing graduate students all the way to experienced professors.

(left) Julia Tsitron during the Olfaction session

 

 

 

The Memphis event, Symposium on Biomolecular Structure, Dynamics and Function, hosted by BPS members Kevin Gardner, Richard Kriwacki, and Blake Hill took place on April 27–29 at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This three-day event featured speakers from across the country. In addition to the scientific program, attendees were given the opportunity to explore the great city of Memphis, and put on their dancing shoes for a night of blues and rock & roll. Stayed tuned to the BPS blog, http://biophysicalsociety.wordpress.com/, for attendees’ perspectives of these events.

 (left) Ashok Deniz from Scripps Research Institute

 

 

 

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