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.


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Motility and Cytoskeleton

Subgroup Co-Chairs: Stuart Campbell, Yale University, USA and Sarah Heissler, Ohio State University, USA

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

Symposium Room:  201C

Business Meeting:  8:30 - 8:40 AM EST


8:40 AM Shiladitya Banerjee, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Shaping Cells by Actomyosin Pulses


9:00 AM Antonina Roll-Mecak, National Institutes of Health, USA
Readout of the Tubulin Code


9:20 AM Binyam Mogessie, Yale University, USA
Emerging Mechanisms of Chromosome Segregation in Mammalian Eggs


9:40 AM Thomas Kampourakis, King's College, London, UK
Discovery of a Novel Cardiac-Specific Myosin Modulator Using AI-Based Virtual Screening


10:00 AM Flash Talks: Alexa Price, Cristina Risi, Brent Scott, Crystal Noell, and Mengqi Xu


10:50 AM Motility & Cytoskeleton Subgroup Early Career Award Talk: Mary Elting


11:10 AM Julien Robert-Paganin, Institut Curie/ Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, UK
Dissecting the Plasmodium Actomyosin System, A New Perspective Against Malaria


11:30 AM Kenneth Campbell, University of Kentucky, USA
Multiscale Simulations That Predict Cardiac Growth in Response to Clinically Relevant Conditions Including Altered Myofilament Function


11:50 AM Claire Friel, University of Nottingham, UK
Ultra-Rapid Microtubule Depolymerisation by the Ancestor of the Kinesin-13 Family


12:10 PM Erika Holzbaur, University of Pennsylvania, USA
An Interphase Actin Wave Promotes Mitochondrial Content Mixing and Organelle Homeostasis



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