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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Macromolecular Machines and Assemblies

Subgroup Chair: Eric Galburt, Washington University, St Louis, USA

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

Symposium Room:  113AB

Business Meeting:  12:15 - 12:25 AM EST



8:35 AM Robin Stanely, National Institutes of Health, USA
Mechanisms of RNA Recognition and Cleavage by Ribonucleases


9:00 AM Jungsan Sohn, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Signaling by Assembly: How Inflammasome Filaments Recognize and Distinguish One Another


9:25 AM Katrin Karbstein, UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology, USA
Quality Control During Ribosome Assembly and Function


9:50 AM Rodrigo Reyes Lamothe, McGill University, Canada

Coordination of DNA Unwinding and DNA Synthesis at the Bacterial Replisome


10:30 AM Anna-Lena Steckelberg, Columbia University, USA

Dynamic viral RNA structrues as master manipulators of the cellular RNA degredation machinery


10:55 AM Miguel Rosas Salvans, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Probing How the Astrin/SKAP Complex Reduces Friction at the Kinetochore-Microtubule Interface


11:20 AM Ying Chen, Shandong University, China

Conserved Regulatory Mechanism by RNA Pol II Elongation Factors


11:45 AM Student/Postdoc Talk: Maximilian Carl Zinke


12:15 AM Student/Postdoc Talk: Effibe O. Ahoulou

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