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. 

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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.


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Channels, Receptors, and Transporters

Subgroup Chair: Hiro Furukawa, Cold Spring Harbor Lab, USA

Symposium Time:  1:30-5:30 PM EST

Symposium Room:  113AB

Business Meeting:  5:00 - 5:30 PM EST


1:35 PM Nancy Carrasco, Vanderbilt Unviersity, USA
Evolution of Drug Export by the Small Multidrug Resistance Family of Transporters


2:00 PM Corey Allard, Harvard University, USA
Molecular Mechanisms of Sensory Innovation


2:20 PM Jean-Ju Chung, Yale University, USA
Channel-Transporter Signaling Crosstalk in Sperm Physiology


2:45 PM Andrew Kruse, Harvard University, USA
Using Antibody Fragments to Investigate G Protein-Coupled Receptor Structure and Function


3:15 PM Vanessa Ruta, Rockefeller University, USA
Making Sense of Scents: Structural Insights into Odor Detection


3:40 PM Philip Biggin, Oxford University, USA
Understanding Transport Processes with Simulation


4:05 PM Ana Fernandez-Marino, National Institutes of Health, USA
Structures of the Kv2.1 Channel and Mechanism of Inactivation Through Electromechanical Coupling


4:25 PM Raimund Dutzler, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Substrate Selectivity in Pro- and Eukaryotic Members of the SLC11/NRAMP Family of Transition Metal Ion Transporters


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