Membrane Biophysics—What’s New?

Greetings, MBS members. Our Annual Membrane Biophysics Subgroup Symposium will be held on February 25, 2012. The theme for the
symposium, organized by the MBS Chair Paul Slesinger, Salk Institute, will be Dancing with New Structures – Insights into Transport Function. Speakers include Jeff Abramson, UCLA; Wayne Hendrickson, Columbia University; Pierre-Jean Corringer, Institut Pasteur; Christine Ziegler,
Max Plank Institute of Biophysics; and Youxing Jiang, Utah Southwestern. This symposium will cover some of the latest studies using highresolution structures to significantly advance our understanding of the function of ion channels and transporters. See you in San Diego.

The Call for Nominations for the 2012 Kenneth S. Cole Award is now open. This annual award is given to an investigator who has made a substantial contribution to the understanding of membrane biophysics. For a listing of previous winners, please visit http://biophysics.or/MembershipSubgroups/Subgroups/MembraneBiophysics/PastKennethSCole Awardees/tabid/740/Default.aspx.

The award will be presented at the Membrane Biophysics subgroup dinner, following the Saturday afternoon symposium at the Annual
Meeting. Any member of the Membrane Biophysics subgroup may nominate someone. The recipient will be selected by the Subgroup Chair
and the Advisory Committee. Nominations containing a brief statement summarizing the qualifications of the nominee should be sent to Mike
at The deadline for nominations is September 16, 2011.

Mike White, Secretary-Treasurer

September 2011 Table of Contents