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The Biophysical Society's Subgroups hold symposia that allow attendees to meet and interact within focused areas.  Subgroup symposia will be held on the first day of the Annual Meeting, Saturday, February 15, 2020. 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 2020 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.

 

For more information on subgroups and how to join, click here

Bioenergetics, Mitochondria, and Metabolism (formerly Bioenergetics)

Subgroup Co-Chairs:  Karin Busch, University of Muenster, Germany and Tatiana Rostovtseva, NIH, USA

Program Co-Chairs:  Brian O'Rourke, Johns Hopkins Medicine, USA and Evgeny Pavlov, New York University, USA

Symposium Title:  Ion Channels in Bioenergetics

San Diego Convention Center Rooms:  TBD

Business Meeting:  TBD

Bioengineering

Subgroup Chair: Raphael Lee, University of Chicago

San Diego Convention Center Room: TBD

Business Meeting: TBD
 

Biological Fluorescence

Subgroup Chair: Diane Lidke, University of New Mexico

San Diego Convention Center Room: TBD

Business Meeting: TBD

Speakers

George Patterson, NIH, USA

Sarajit Mayor, National Centre for Biological Sciences (Bangalore), India

Diego Krapf, Colorado State University, USA

additional speakers not yet confirmed

Biopolymers in Vivo

Subgroup Chair: Zaida Luthey-Schulten, University of Illinois, USA

Program Co-Chairs: Kendra Frederick, UT Southwestern, USA and Lynette Cegelski, Stanford, USA

San Diego Convention Center Room: TBD

Business Meeting: TBD

Channels, Receptors & Transporters (formerly Membrane Biophysics)

Subgroup Chair: Crina Nimigean, Cornell University - Weill Medical College, USA

San Diego Convention Center Room: TBD

Business Meeting: TBD

Speakers 

Radu Aricescu, Cambridge, UK

Sudha Chakrapani, Case Western Reserve University, USA

Richard Hite, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA

Vera Moiseenkova-Bell, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Eduardo Perozo, University of Chicago, USA

Irina Serysheva, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, USA

Georgios Skiniotis, Stanford University, USA

 

The Cole Award Reception & Dinner will be held at San Diego Water Grill, 615 J Street, from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Advance tickets are required, and may be purchased online.

Cryo-EM

Subgroup Chair: Elizabeth Villa, University of California, San Diego, USA    

Program Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Kellogg and Melanie Ohi

San Diego Convention Center Room: TBD

Business Meeting: TBD
 

Intrinsically Disordered Proteins

Subgroup Chair: Madan Babu Mohan, Cambridge, UK

Program Co-Chairs: Jane Clarke, Cambridge UK, Zachary Levine, Yale, USA, and Andrea Soranno, Washington Univeristy in St. Louis, USA

San Diego Convention Center Room: TBD

Business Meeting: TBD 

Macromolecular Machines & Assemblies (formerly Molecular Biophysics)

Subgroup Chair: Ilya Finkelstein, University of Texas, USA

San Diego Convention Center Room: TBD

Business Meeting: TBD

Mechanobiology

Subgroup Chair: Xavier Trepat, IBEC Barcelona, Spain        

San Diego Convention Center Rooms: TBD

Business Meeting: TBD

Membrane Fusion, Fission & Traffic (formerly Exocytosis & Endocytosis)

Subgroup Chair:  Ling-Gang Wu, NIH - NINDS, USA

San Diego Convention Center Rooms:  TBD

Business Meeting:  TBD

Membrane Structure & Function (formerly Membrane Structure & Assemblies)

Subgroup Chair: Peter Tieleman, University of Calgary, Canada 

San Diego Convention Center Room: TBD

Business Meeting: TBD 

Membrane Transport (formerly Permeation & Transport)

Subgroup Chair:  Susan Rempe, Sandia National Laboratories, USA

San Diego Convention Center Room:  TBD

Business Meeting:  TBD

 

The Cole Award Reception & Dinner will be held at San Diego Water Grill, 615 J Street, from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Advance tickets are required, and may be purchased online.

Motility & Cytoskeleton

Subgroup Co-Chairs:  Michael Previs, University of Vermont, USA, Ahmet Yildiz, University of California, Berkeley, USA

San Diego Convention Center Rooms:  TBD

Business Meeting:  TBD

Nanoscale Approaches to Biology (formerly Nanoscale Biophysics)

Subgroup Chair:  Ozgur Sahin, Columbia University, USA

San Diego Convention Center Room:  TBD

Business Meeting:  TBD

Physical Cell Biology (formerly Cell Biophysics)

Subgroup Chair:  Julie Biteen, University of Michigan, USA

Program Chair:  Keng-hui Lin, Academia Sinica - Institute of Physics, Taiwan

San Diego Convention Center Rooms:  TBD

Business Meeting:  TBD

Speakers:  

Megan Valentin, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Christine Jacobs-Wagner, Yale School of Medicine, USA

Rob Phillips, Caltech, USA

Antoine van Oijen, University of Wollongong, Australia

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