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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.
 

Novel Biomaterials

Silvina Matysiak, University of Maryland, Chair
Claudia Tanja Mierke, University of Leipzig, Germany
Laura Na Liu, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany
Michael Hagan, Brandeis University     

Protein Degradation/Unfolded Protein Response

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

G-Proteins

Suzanne Scarlata, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Chair
Cathy Jackson, Institut Jacques Monod, France
Jonathan Javitch, Columbia University
Jacqueline Cherfils, CNRS, France

Oligomeric Chaperones

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

Structure-Function of Long Non-Coding RNAs 

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

Nuclear Condensates

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

Mechano Sensation

Verena Ruprecht, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain, Chair
Denise Montell, University of California, Santa Barbara
Amy Rowat, University of California, Los Angeles
Rae Robertson-Anderson, University of San Diego

Cytoskeleton and Membranes Meet

Edna Hardeman, University of New South Wales, Australia, Chair
Ginny Farias, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Todd Blankenship, University of Denver
Spencer Freeman, University of Toronto, Canada

Membrane Transporters

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

Host-Pathogen Interactions

Sergei Sukharev, University of Maryland, Chair
Wonpil Im, Lehigh University
Thereza Soares, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
James Gumbart, Georgia Institute of Technology

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

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

Peripheral Membrane Proteins

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

Membrane Tension

Padmini Rangamani, University of San Diego, Chair
Zheng Shi, Rutgers University
Alba Diz-Munoz, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Aurélien Roux, University of Geneva, Switzerland

AAA+ Machine

Christopher Hill, University of Utah, Chair
Kumiko Hayashi, Tohoku University, Japan
Ruxandra Dima, University of Cinicinnati
Peter Chien, University of Massachusetts

Mechano-Electrical Signaling in Cardiac Cells

W Jonathan Lederer, University of Maryland, Chair
Khalid Salaita, Emory University
Ye Chen-Izu, University of California, Davis
Peter Kohl, University of Freiburg, Germany

Mitochondrial Plasticity in Health and Disease

Thomas Langer, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Germany, Chair
Brian Zid, University of California, San Diego
Karin Busch, University of Münster, Germany
Suliana Manley, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Imaging and Modeling of the Brain

Orly Reiner, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, Chair
Christopher Kroenke, Oregon Health and Science University
Sabina Hrabetova, SUNY Downstate
Petra Ritter, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Microbial Behavior in Heterogeneous Environments

Karyn Rogers, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Chair
Karen Lloyd, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Eric Boyd, Montana State University
Speaker to be Determined

Stress Granules - Is There a Unified Theory?

Julie Biteen, University of Michigan, Chair
Tanja Mittag, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Eric Ross, Colorado State University
Nicholas Fawzi, Brown University

The Dynamic Nature of Viruses

Ganesh Anand, Pennsylvania State University, Chair
Martin Beck, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Kristin Parent, Michigan State University
Gino Cingolani, Thomas Jefferson University