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 19, 2023

8:15AM - 10:15AM

The Molecular Sarcomere

Samantha Harris, University of Arizona, USA, Chair
Anna Grosberg, University of California, Irvine, USA
Dylan Burnette, Vanderbilt University, USA
Stefan Raunser, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology, Germany

50 Years After the Fluid Mosaic Membrane

Sarah Keller, University of Washington, USA, Chair
Madan Rao, National Centre for Biological Sciences, India - 
Karen Fleming, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Ana Garcia-Saez, University of Cologne, Germany

10:45AM - 12:45PM

Predicting Protein Fold

John Moult, University of Maryland, USA, Chair
Lucy Forrest, NINDS, NIH, USA
Kathryn Tunyasuvunakool, DeepMind, United Kingdom
Gabriel Rocklin, Northwestern University, USA

Optogenetics and Beyond

Mikhail Shapiro, California Institute of Technology, USA, Chair
Elena G. Govorunova, University of Texas Medical School, USA
Emilia Entcheva, George Washington University, USA
Jared Toettcher, Princeton University, USA

Black in Biophysics: The Next Generation

Kandice Tanner, NIH, USA
Jerelle Joseph, Princeton University, USA
Lisa Jones, University of California, San Diego, USA
Aaron Streets, University of California, Berkeley, USA

4:00PM - 6:00PM

The RNA World

Jeffrey Chao, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland, Chair
Wendy Gilbert, Yale University, USA
Rhiju Das, Stanford University, USA
Katja Petzold, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

New and Notable

Irene Chen, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Seok-Yong Lee, Duke University, USA
Raya Sorkin, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Nikhil Malvankar, Yale University, USA

Monday, February 20, 2023

8:15AM - 10:15AM

Future of Biophysics Burroughs Wellcome Fund Symposium

Huan Bao, University of Florida, Scripps Biomedical Research, USA
Cristina Puchades, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Steven Fried, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Lauren Porter, NIH, USA

Unholy Matrimony of Channels and Transporters

Show-Ling Shyng, Oregon Health and Science University, USA, Chair 
Jean-Ju Chung, Yale University, USA
Harley Kurata, University of Alberta, Canada
David Stokes, New York University, USA

10:45AM - 12:45PM

Opportunities for Change: Setting Standards to Address Harassment in Science

Renae Ryan, University of Sydney, Australia, Chair
Michael Lauer, NIH, USA
Robert Cosgrove, NSF, USA
Darla Thompson, AAAS, USA

Genome Organization

Elizabeth Hinde, University of Melbourne, Australia, Chair
Marco Foiani, University of Milan, Italy
Sua Myong, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Bin Wu, Johns Hopkins University, USA

4:00PM - 6:00PM

Bacterial Barriers

Randy Stockbridge, University of Michigan, USA, Chair
Gurol Suel, University of California, San Diego, USA
Joanna Slusky, University of Kansas, USA
Camilo Perez, University of Basel, Switzerland

Artificial Enzymes: Protein Dynamics and Directed Evolution

Shina Caroline Lynn Kamerlin, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, Chair
Huimin Zhao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Donald Hilvert, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Steven Schwartz, University of Arizona, USA

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

8:15AM - 10:15AM

Cytoskeletal Cross Talk

Marileen Dogterom, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, Chair
Jessica Henty-Ridilla, SUNY Upstate Medical University, USA
Michael Murrell, Yale University, USA
Dana Nicole Reinemann, University of Mississippi, USA

Ion Channels on Drugs

Ryan Hibbs, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA, Chair
Fredrik Elinder, Linköping University, Sweden
Stephen J. Tucker, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Tsung Han Chou,Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA,

10:45AM - 12:45PM

Viral Recognition, Entry, and Egress

James Munro, University of Massachusetts, USA, Chair
Ekaterina Heldwein, Tufts University, USA
Megan Stanifer, University of Florida, USA
Juan Reguera, AFMB: Laboratoire Architecture et Fonction des Macromolécules Biologiques, France

Proton Coupled Transport in Organelles

Simon Newstead, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Chair
Joseph Mindell, NIH, USA
Rajini Rao, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Ambre Bertholet, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Best of Biophysical Journal: From Single Molecules to Systems

Vaanthi Jayaraman, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA, Chair

For the third year, Biophysical Journal will host a symposium to highlight the excellent science published in the journal. The speakers, including the Paper of the Year Award recipient, are authors published in the past year who represent a subset of the high quality research in the journal. Plan to attend this session to hear about the exciting work of these leaders in biophysics.

Markus Deserno, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Kallol Gupta, Yale University, USA
Rebecca J. Howard, Stockholm University, Sweden
Valerie Tutwiler, Rutgers University, USA
Daniel J. Dickinson, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Carlas S. Smith, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands - Paper of the Year - Early Career Investigator Award

4:00PM - 6:00PM

Amyloid Structure, Dynamics, and Proteostasis

Elizabeth Rhoades, University of Pennsylvania, USA, Chair
David Eisenberg, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Robert Tycko, NIDDK, NIH, USA
Manu Sharma, Weill Cornell Medical College, USA

Allosteric Modulation of GPCRs

Madan Babu, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA, Chair
Celine Valant, Monash University, Australia
Marta Filizola, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Moran Shalev-Benami, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

8:15AM - 10:15AM

Biophysics of Mitosis

Mary Elting, North Carolina State University, USA, Chair
Meredith Betterton, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Lillian Fritz-Laylin, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Dimitrios Vavylonis, Lehigh University, USA

Mechanotransduction Complex in Hair Cells

Robert Fettiplace, University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA, Chair
Marcos Sotomayor, Ohio State University, USA
Pingbo Huang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Angela Ballesteros Morcillo, NIH, USA

1:00PM - 3:00PM

Mechanisms of Membrane Insertion

Bil Clemons, California Institute of Technology, USA, Chair
Rebecca Voorhees, California Institute of Technology, USA
Eunyong Park, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Ian Collinson, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Fuzzy Complexes

Benjamin Schuler, University of Zurich, Switzerland, Chair
Jennifer Hurley, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Katherine Stott, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Max Staller, University of California, Berkeley, USA