The Biophysical Society's Subgroups hold symposia that allow attendees to meet and interact within focused areas. This year’s subgroup symposia will be held on the first day of the Annual Meeting, Saturday, March 2, 2019. The Saturday Subgroup programs are heavily attended and include exciting scientific symposia, awards presentations, student and postdoc talks, and business meetings, which are open to members of each subgroup. 

To view a subgroup's 2019 symposium program, click on the subgroup's name. 
Subgroup programming details will be posted as they become available. 

For those attending subgroup symposia, registration will be open on Friday and Saturday for badge pick-up prior to the subgroup sessions. Registration for the Annual Meeting is required to attend the subgroup symposia.


For more information on subgroups and how to join, click here


Subgroup Chair: Mark Uline, University of South Carolina, USA

Symposium Time:  8:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST

Symposium Room:  204C

Business Meeting:  10:30 - 10:40 AM EST


8:32 AM Shuibing Chen, Cornel University, USA
To Be Determined


9:00 AM Natalia Higuita-Castro, Ohio State University, USA
To Be Determined 


9:30 AM Juan Vanegas, Oregon State University, USA
Tension Mediated Activation of Transmembrane Protein Receptors and Ion Channels


10:00 AM William Torres, Exponent Consulting, USA
To Be Determined 


10:40 AM Gabriele Kockelkoren, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Nanodomains of GPCRs at the Plasma Membrane: Direct Observation, Formation and Function


11:00 AM Michael Schick, University of Washington, USA
The Plasma Membrane as an Emulsion: A Rational Basis for "Rafts" and a Different Picture of Them


11:30 AM Vadim Backman, Northwestern University, USA
Physical Genomics and The Reprogramming of the Cell’s Operating System


12:00 PM Igal Szleifer, Northwestern University, USA
How is Chromatin Structured and Organized?

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