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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Membrane Structure and Function

Subgroup Chair: Elizabeth Kelley, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

Symposium Time:  9:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST

Symposium Room:  103AB

Business Meeting:  12:20 - 12:30 PM EST


9:05 AM Giacomo Fiorin, National Institutes of Health, USA
Computing Free Energies of Membrane Deformation to Quantify the Role of Lipid Composition and Applied Tension in Membrane Morphology


9:30 AM Chia-Lung Hsieh, Academica Sinica, Taiwan
Nanoscale Membrane Dynamics Revealed by Ultrafast Single-Molecule Tracking


9:55 AM Aurelia Honerkamp-Smith, Lehigh University, USA
Membrane Protein Patterning by Flow: Tiny Forces Organize Lipid-Anchored Proteins


10:55 AM Linda Columbus, University of Virginia, USA
Impact of Lipids on Membrane Protein Structure, Function, and Dynamics


11:20 AM Erdinć Sezgin, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Developing High-Throughput Methodologies for Measuring Biophysical Properties of Biomembranes

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