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 Transport

Subgroup Chair: Wei Lu, Van Andel Research Institute, USA

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

Symposium Room:  204AB

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


8:35 AM Chia-Hsueh Lee, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA
Structure and Mechanism of Human Sphingolipid S1P Transporter Spns2


9:05 AM Student/Postdoc Talk: Krishna Reddy


9:20 AM Fatemeh Khalili-Araghi, University of Illinois Chicago, USA
Paracellular Ion Transport Across Tight Junctions


9:50 AM Student/Postdoc Talk:Jacob Hilton


10:05 AM Ming Zhou, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Anion Recognition and Transport in Pendrin (SLC26A4)


10:50 AM Emily Liman, University of Southern California, USA
OTOP Proton Channels: Discovery, Structure, and Function


11:20 AM Student/Postdoc Talk: Ciara Wallis


11:35 AM Student/Postdoc Talk:Eslam Elhanafy


11:50 AM Benoit Roux, University of Chicago, USA
Multiscale Kinetic Modeling of the Sodium Potassium Pump

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