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 2015 Annual Meeting are listed below.

New this year: After selecting two abstract categories during abstract submission you will be asked to select  the techniques used in your research in order to allow attendees to search for abstracts using specific techniques.


1A  Protein Structure & Conformation

1B  Protein Stability, Folding & Chaperones

1C  Protein-Small Molecule Interactions

1D  Protein Assemblies

1E  Protein Dynamics & Allostery

1F  Membrane Protein Structure & Folding

1G  Enzymes & Protein Function

1F   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

3E  Membrane Structure

3F  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   Biopolymers in Vivo

4J   Nucleo-Cytoplasmic Transport


5A   Voltage-gated Na Channels

5B   Voltage-gated Ca Channels

5C   Voltage-gated K Channels

5D   Mechanisms of Voltage Sensing & Gating

5E     TRP Channels

5F    Ligand-gated Channels

5G   Ion Channel Regulatory Mechanisms

5H   Ion Channels, Pharmacology & Disease

5I      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, Mechanosensin, & 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  Gene & Epigenetic Regulatory Systems
8B  Synthetic Biology
8C  Cellular Signaling & Metabolic Networks
8D  Systems Biology & Disease
8E  Emerging Techniques & Approaches

Biophysics of Neuroscience

9A  Molecular, Cellular & Systems Neuroscience: Experimental Approaches, Modeling & Tools

New Developments in Biophysical Techniques

10A   Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Imaging & EPR Spectroscopy
10B   Electron Microscopy, Diffraction & Scattering Techniques
10C   Molecular Dynamics
10D   Computational Methods & Bioinformatics
10E   Optical Microscopy & Super Resolution Imaging
10F   Single-Molecule Spectroscopy
10G   Optical Spectroscopy: CD, UV-VIS, Vibrational, Fluorescence
10H   Force Spectroscopy & Scanning Probe Microscopy

Bioengineering & Biomaterials

11A  Bioengineering
11B  Biosensors
11C  Engineered Biosurfaces
11D  Biosurface Interactions
11E  Micro- and Nanotechnology
11F  Biomaterials

Biophysics Education

12A  Biophysics Education