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The Future of Biophysics Burroughs Wellcome Fund Symposium

Monday, February 21, 2022
10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Co-chairs

Elizabeth Komives, University of California, 
San Diego, USA

Arthur Palmer, Columbia University, USA


“The Future of Biophysics Burroughs Wellcome Fund Symposium is one of the highlights of the Annual Meeting. Four outstanding young biophysicists are selected each year from an exceptional list of nominations and invited to present their work at the Symposium. The goal of the Symposium is to showcase cutting-edge research pioneered by these leaders in areas that reflect the richness and diversity of biophysics. These young colleagues, and the many more equally deserving nominees who could not be selected, truly represent the promising future of Biophysics." 

— Elizabeth Komives and Arthur Palmer


Alex Holehouse, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine, USA 
Sequence-and Chemical Specificity Define the Functional Landscape of Intrisically Disordered Regions 

Liman Zhang, Oregon Health and Science University, USA 
Inflammasome Assembly – an Example of Balance Control in the Immune System

Afua Nyarko, Oregon State University, USA 
Embracing Dynamics: Distinctive Features of Multivalent IDP Assemblies in Cell Growth Regulation

Antoine Coulon, Institut Curie, France 
Live-Cell Micromanipulation of a Genomic Locus Reveals Interphase Chromatin Mechanics