Symposia cover broad topics in biophysics with presentations by leading experts in their field.  All symposia speakers are invited to speak by the Program Committee.  Symposia are held Sunday - Wednesday.

Sunday, February 20, 2022

8:15AM - 10:15AM

Nuclear Condensates

Geeta Narlikar, University of California, San Francisco, USA, Chair
Michael Rosen, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Justin Crocker, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Gary Karpen, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Host-Pathogen Interactions

Sergei Sukharev, University of Maryland, USA, Chair
Wonpil Im, Lehigh University, USA
Alison Scott, University of Maryland, USA
James Gumbart, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

10:45AM - 12:45PM

Membrane Morphology/Membrane and Cytoskeletal Phenomena - Relation to Membrane Function

Min Wu, Yale University, USA, Chair
Sarah Veatch, University of Michigan, USA
Clément Campillo, University of Évry Val d'Essonne, France
Robert Zorec, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

New and Notable

Stephan Pless, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Samrat Mukhopadhyay, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali, India
Jin Yu, University of California, Irvine, USA
Tina Izard, The Scripps Research Institute, USA

4:00PM - 6:00PM

Imaging and Modeling of the Brain

Orly Reiner, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, Chair
Christopher Kroenke, Oregon Health and Science University, USA
Sabina Hrabetova, SUNY Downstate, USA
Jennifer McNab, Stanford University, USA

AAA+ Machine

Christopher Hill, University of Utah, USA, Chair
Kumiko Hayashi, Tohoku University, Japan
Ruxandra Dima, University of Cinicinnati, USA
Andreas Martin, University of California, Berkeley

Monday, February 21, 2022

8:15AM - 10:15AM


Denise Montell, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, Chair
Douglas Robinson, Johns Hopkins University
Amy Rowat, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Rae Robertson-Anderson, University of San Diego, USA

Mitochondrial Plasticity in Health and Disease

Ming-Feng Tsai, University of Colorado, Chair
Brian Zid, University of California, San Diego, USA
Karin Busch, University of Münster, Germany
Suliana Manley, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

10:45AM - 12:45PM

The Future of Biophysics Burroughs Wellcome Fund Symposium

Alex Holehouse, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine, USA
Liman Zhang, Oregon Health and Science University, USA
Afua Nyarko, Oregon State University, USA
Antoine Coulon, Institut Curie, France

Mechano-Electrical Signaling in Cardiac Cells

W Jonathan Lederer, University of Maryland, USA, Chair
Robin Shaw, University of Utah, USA
Ye Chen-Izu, University of California, Davis, USA
Peter Kohl, University of Freiburg, Germany

4:00PM - 6:00PM

Membrane Tension

Padmini Rangamani, University of California, San Diego, USA, Chair
Zheng Shi, Rutgers University, USA
Shigeki Watanabe, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Aurélien Roux, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Structure-Function of Long Non-Coding RNAs 

Mitchell Guttman, California Institute of Technology, USA, Chair
Mihaela-Rita Mihailescu, Duquesne University, USA
Nathan Baird, University of the Sciences, USA
Marco Marcia, EMBL Grenoble, France

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

8:15AM - 10:15AM

Protein Degradation/Unfolded Protein Response

James Olzmann, University of California, Berkeley, USA, Chair
Christian Kaiser, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Maho Niwa Rosen, University of California, San Diego, USA, Cancelled
Peter Walter, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Peripheral Membrane Proteins

Lucie Delemotte, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Chair
Satyajit Mayor, National Center For Biological Sciences, India
Irina Kufareva, University of California, San Diego, USA
Andrew Stephen, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, USA

10:45AM - 12:45PM

Microbial Behavior in Heterogeneous Environments

Karyn Rogers, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA, Chair
Andrew Steen, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
Steffen Buessecker, Stanford University, USA
Jocelyne DiRuggiero, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Cytoskeleton and Membranes Meet

Edna Hardeman, University of New South Wales, Australia, Chair
Yashar Bashirzadeh, University of Michigan, USA
Todd Blankenship, University of Denver, USA
Peter Gunning, University of New South Wales, Australia

Best of Biophysical Journal: Molecules to Health

Sujit Datta, Princeton University, USA
Susan Rempe, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Jochen Guck, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany
Anđela Šarić, University College London, United Kingdom

4:00PM - 6:00PM

Novel Biomaterials

Silvina Matysiak, University of Maryland, USA, Chair
Claudia Tanja Mierke, University of Leipzig, Germany - Cancelled
Ido Levin, University of Washington
Michael Hagan, Brandeis University, USA

Oligomeric Chaperones

Rachel Klevit, University of Washington,USA, Chair
Charalampos Kalodimos, St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, USA
Lukasz Joachimiak, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Angela Gronenborn, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

8:15AM - 10:15AM

G-Proteins and Their Receptors

Suzanne Scarlata, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA, Chair
Matthew Eddy, University of Florida, USA
Wesley Asher, Columbia University, USA
Jacqueline Cherfils, CNRS, France

Stress Granules - Is There a Unified Theory?

Julie Biteen, University of Michigan, USA, Chair
Tanja Mittag, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA
Eric Ross, Colorado State University, USA
Anastasia Murthy, University of Michigan, USA

1:00PM - 3:00PM

Membrane Transporters

Da-Neng Wang, New York University, USA, Chair
Hassane Mchaourab, Vanderbilt University, USA
Olga Boudker, Cornell University, USA
Rachelle Gaudet, Harvard University, USA

The Dynamic Nature of Viruses

Ganesh Anand, Pennsylvania State University, USA, Chair
Martin Beck, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Sara Capponi, IMB Almaden Research Center, USA
Gino Cingolani, Thomas Jefferson University, USA