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.

Massive Quantitative Proteome-Wide Biophysics

Sina Ghaemmaghami, University of Rochester, USA, Chair 
Klará Hlouchová, Charles University, Czech Republic
John van Noort, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Speaker to be announced

Engineering Biological Macromolecules for Cellular Biophysics

Yamuna Krishnan, University of Chicago, USA, Chair
Galia Debelouchina, University of California, San Diego, USA
Matthew Paszek, Cornell University, USA
Gonzalo Cosa, McGill University, Canada

Intrinsically Disordered Proteins: A Peek Away from the Lamppost

Rohit Pappu, Washington University in St. Louis, USA, Chair
Julie Forman-Kay, The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
Jeanne Stachowiak, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Birthe Kragelund, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Condensates: From Characterization to Function and Application

Xuebiao Yao, University of Science and Technology, China, Chair
Keren Lasker, Scripps Research Institute, USA
Ashutosh Chilkoti, Duke University, USA
Tsing-Young Dora Tang, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany

Regulatory Mechanisms in Ion Channel Gating

Merritt Maduke, Stanford University, Chair
Stephan Pless, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Julio Cordero-Morales, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
Irina Vetter, University of Queensland, Australia

Supramolecular Assemblies in Membrane Signaling

Nieng Yan, Tsinghua University, China, Chair
Tao Che, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Francesca Vallese, Columbia University, USA
Daniel Minor, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Novel Mechanisms in Membrane Transport

Aravind Penmatsa, Indian Institute of Science, India, Chair
John Rubinstein, University of Toronto, Canada
David Drew, Stockholm University, Sweden
Inga Hänelt, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

Mechanisms of Cell Wall Biopolymer Assembly

Syma Khalid, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Chair
Lynette Cegelski, Stanford University, USA
Jochen Zimmer, University of Virginia, USA
Speaker to be announced

Label-free Approaches to Characterizing Membranes and Membrane Assemblies

Carlos Baiz, University of Texas at Austin, USA, Chair
Frederick Heberle, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
Elizabeth Kelley, NIST, USA
Speaker to be announced

Membrane Asymmetry - Biogenesis, Mechanics, and Regulation

Sarah Veatch, University of Michigan, USA, Chair
Milka Doktorova, University of Virginia, USA
Mikhail Bogdanov, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
Rumiana Dimova, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany

Novel Techniques in Membrane Biology

William Prinz, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA, Chair
Gia Voeltz, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Edward Lyman, University of Delaware, USA
Sarah Rouse, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Mechanobiology: The Role of Forces in Development

Julie Theriot, University of Washington, USA, Chair
Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalez, University of Toronto, Canada
Padmini Rangamani, University of California, San Diego, USA
Kate Poole, UNSW Sydney, Australia

Integrins and Matrix Proteins

Klaus Hahn, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, Chair
Timothy Springer, Harvard University, USA
Valerie Weaver, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Jeremy Hollis, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, USA

Viral Assembly and Pathways for Host Cell Interaction

Roya Zandi, University of California, Riverside, USA, Chair
Owen Pornillos, University of Utah, USA
Lars-Anders Carlson, Umea University, Sweden
Robert Dick, Cornell University, USA

Innovations in RNA Therapeutics

Blanton Tolbert, HHMI, USA, Chair
Gene Yeo, University of California, San Diego, USA
Hirohide Saito, Kyoto University, Japan
Andrea Kasinski, Purdue University, USA

Mitochondrial Dynamics and Regulation in Health and Disease

Yuriy Kirichok, University of California, San Francisco, USA, Chair
Konstanze Winklhofer, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Danielle Grotjahn, Scripps Research Institute, USA
Jason Mears, Case Western Reserve University, USA

Optogenetics: From Signaling to Cell Behavior

Keiichi Inoue, The University of Tokyo, Japan, Chair
Barney Bryson, University College London, United Kingdom
Susan Rempe, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Joanna Mattis, University of Michigan, USA

AI-ML in Drug Discovery and Development

Jens Meiler, Vanderbilt University, USA, Chair
Jianing Li, Purdue University, USA
Vsevolod Katritch, University of Southern California, USA
Debora Marks, Harvard University, USA

New Biophysical Approaches Across Length Scales

Madhavi Krishnan, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Chair
Eva Nogales, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Je-Kyung Ryu, Seoul National University, South Korea
Ron Dror, Stanford University, USA

Correlated Platforms for Visual Proteomics

Misha Kudryashev, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany, Chair
Ariane Briegel , Leiden University, The Netherlands
Qiangjun Zhou, Vanderbilt University, USA
Peijun Zhang, University of Oxford, United Kingdom