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


Sunday, February 12, 2017

8:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Proteins In Vivo: From the Ribosome Through the Chaperone to the Native State

Silvia Cavagnero, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Chair
Ruben Gonzalez, Columbia University
Devarajan Thirumalai, University of Texas, Austin
Marina Ramirez-Alvarado, Mayo Clinic


Biophysics of the Cytoskeletal-Membrane Interface

Michael Kozlov, Tel Aviv University, Israel, Chair
Gregory Voth, University of Chicago
Cecile Sykes, Institut Curie, France
Dorit Hanein, Sanford Burnham


10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

New and Notable

Lucy Brennan, Cornell University
Jue Chen, Rockefeller University
Michael Feig, Michigan State University
Aaron Hoskins, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tanuj Sapra, Biochemisches Institut, Universität Zürich
Bonnie Wallace, Birkbeck College, University of London


RNA Structures and Dynamics

Sarah Woodson, Johns Hopkins University, Chair
Anna Marie Pyle, Yale University
Tamar Schlick, New York University
David Lilley, University of Dundee, United Kingdom


4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Single Molecule Membrane Protein Dynamics

Hugo Sanabria, Clemson University, Chair
Janice Robertson, University of Iowa
Ehud Isacoff, University of California, Berkeley
Katharina Gaus, University of New South Wales, Australia


Mechanotransduction to Physiology

Jörg Grandl, Duke University Medical Center, Chair
Ellen Lumpkin, Columbia University
Ardem Patapoutian, Scripps Research Institute
Elizabeth Haswell, Washington University in St. Louis


Cancer Cell Biophysics

Alissa Weaver, Vanderbilt University, Chair
Jianhua Xing, University of Pittsburgh
Katarzyna Rejniak, Moffit Cancer Center
Leah Edelstein-Keshet, University of British Columbia, Canada

Monday, February 13, 2017

8:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Biophysics of lncRNA

Gregor Neuert, Vanderbilt University, Chair
Stirling Churchman, Harvard University
Mitchell Guttman, Caltech
Luca Giorgetti, Friedrich Miescher Institute of Biomedical Research, Switzerland


Catalyzed Membrane Fusion and Fission

Phyllis Hanson, Washington University School of Medicine, Chair
Frederick Hughson, Princeton University
Vadim Frolov, Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science, Spain
Felix Rey, Institut Pasteur, France

10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Future of Biophysics

Nozomi Ando, Princeton University
Andreas Gahlmann, University of Virginia
Irina Iachina, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
Allen Liu, University of Michigan
Scott Showalter, Pennsylvania State University
Tim Stasevich, Colorado State University

TRP Channels

Sharona Gordon, University of Washington, Chair
David Julius, University of California, San Francisco
Carmen Domene, Kings College, United Kingdom
Vera Moiseenkova-Bell, Case Western Reserve University



4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Protein Folding Mechanisms

Susan Marqusee, University of California, Berkeley, Chair
Ashok Deniz, Scripps Research Institute
Olga Dudko, University of California,San Diego
Bertrand Garcia-Moreno, Johns Hopkins University


Mitochondrial Dynamics and Transport

Robert Balaban, NHLBI, NIH, Chair
David Chan, Caltech
Karen Davies, Max Planck Institute, Germany
Elizabeth Jonas, Yale Unviersity


Epigenomic Changes Driven by Biomechanical Load

Andrew McCulloch, University of California, San Diego, Chair
Alexandra Zidovska, New York University
Michael Poirier, Ohio State University
Andrew Spakowitz, Stanford University


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

8:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Transporters

Hassane Mchaourab, Vanderbilt University, Chair
Merritt Maduke, Stanford University
Nancy Carrasco, Yale University
Harel Weinstein, Weill Cornell Medical College

Destroying the Cytoskeleton

Jennifer Ross, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Chair
Gary Brouhard, McGill University, Canada
Laurent Blanchoin, Institut de Biotechnologies de Grenoble, France
Linda Wordeman, University of Washington



10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Awards Symposium

Julie S. Biteen, University of Michigan
Ahmet Yildiz, University of California, Berkeley
Donald E. Ingber, Harvard University
Shin'ichi Ishiwata, Waseda University
James U. Bowie, University of California, Los Angeles
Sarah L. Keller, University of Washington


4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Membrane Protein Biogenesis

Charles Sanders, Vanderbilt University, Chair
Trevor Lithgow, Monash University, Australia
Sheena Radford, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Bil Clemons, Caltech


Biophysics of Malaria Parasites

Paula da Fonseca, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom, Chair
Ulrich Schwarz, Heidelberg University, Germany
Leann Tilley, The University of Melbourne, Australia
George Karniadakis, Brown University

Wednesday February 15, 2017

8:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Protein Dynamics and Allostery

Martin Weik, Insitut de Biologie Instructionale, France, Chair
Josh Wand, University of Pennsylvania
Donald Hamelberg, Georgia State University
Angela Gronenborn, University of Pittsburgh


Computational Cardiology

Adam Hill, Victor Chang Institute, Australia, Chair
Blanca Rodriguez, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Natalia Trayanova, Johns Hopkins University
Colleen Clancy, University of California, Davis


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Channel Gating Mechanisms

Katherine Henzler Wildman, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Chair
Youxing Jiang, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Toby Allen, RMIT University, Australia
Anna Moroni, University of Milan, Italy


Anomalous Dynamics in Biological Systems

Diego Krapf, Colorado State University, Chair
Cécile Fradin, McMaster University, Canada
Ralf Metzler, University of Potsdam, Germany
Yuval Garini, Bar-Ilan University, Israel