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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.

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

Viral Recognition and Entry

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

Artificial Enzymes: Protein Dynamics and Directed Evolution

Lynn Kamerlin, Uppsala University, Sweden, Chair
Huimin Zhao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Donald Hilvert, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Steven Schwartz, University of Arizona, USA

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

Ion Channels on Drugs

Vera Moiseenkova-Bell, University of Pennsylvania, USA, Chair
Fredrik Elinder, Linköping University, Sweden
Stephen J. Tucker, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Ryan Hibbs, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Allosteric Modulation of GPCRs

Arthur Christopoulos, Monash University, Australia, Chair
Madan Babu, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA
Ron Dror, Stanford University, USA
Moran Shalev-Benami, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Unholy Matrimony of Channels and Transporters

Show-Ling Shyng, Oregon Health and Science University, USA, Chair 
Jianping Wu, Westlake University, China
Harley Kurata, University of Alberta, Canada
David Stokes, New York University, USA

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

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

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

50 Years After the Fluid Mosaic Membrane

Sarah Keller, University of Washington, USA, Chair
Madan Rao, National Centre for Biological Sciences, India
Drew Marquardt, University of Windsor, Canada
Ana Garcia-Saez, University of Cologne, Germany

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

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

Genome Organization

Elizabeth Hinde, University of Melbourne, Australia, Chair
Marco Foiani, University of Milan, Italy
Sua Myong, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Yuichi Taniguchi, Kyoto University, Japan

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

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

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

Opportunities for Change: Setting Standards to Address Harassment in Science

Renae Ryan, University of Sydney, Australia, Chair
Michael Lauer, NIH, USA
Theresa Good, NSF, USA
Speaker to be announced

Predicting Protein Fold

John Moult, University of Maryland, USA, Chair
Lucy Forrest, NINDS, NIH, USA
Kathryn Tunyasuvunakool, DeepMind, United Kingdom
Sameer Velankar, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, United Kingdom

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

Best of Biophysical Journal

Vaanthi Jayaraman, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA, Chair
Speakers to be announced

Future of Biophysics Burroughs Wellcome Fund Symposium

Speakers to be announced

New and Notable

Speakers to be announced