Central Pennsylvania Regional Networking Meeting

Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center
University Fitness and Conference Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania
November 11, 2011
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Mission: To provide a networking opportunity for researchers, teachers, and students interested in biophysics in the Central Pennsylvania Region. The meeting will provide an opportunity for you to meet other colleagues interested in biophysics in this region, learn about training programs in biophysics, and explore the biophysical research being conducted in Central Pennsylvania.

Keynote Speaker: E. Michael Ostap
Director of Pennsylvania Muscle Institute, Professor of Physiology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Host: Christopher M. Yengo
Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Penn State University College of Medicine

Visit the BPS Blog for a meeting recap from event host Christopher Yengo.


10:00-11:00 AM Check-in and poster set up
11:00-11:15 AM Introductory remarks and welcome
11:15-11:30 AM Platform Talk: William Hancock, Penn State University
Intramolecular strain and worm like chains: control of processivity in kinesin molecular motors
11:30-11:45 AM Platform Talk: Jörg Rösgen, Penn State University
How do osmolytes affect cellular biochemistry?
11:45 AM-1:00 PM
Lunch and Poster Session #1
1:00-1:15 PM Platform Talk: Kris Noel Dahl, Carnegie Mellon
Multiscale changes in nuclear structure and mechanics
1:15-1:30 PM Platform Talk: Kurt Andreson, Gettysburg College
DNA Packing: Determining the Role of Ions on the Self-Attraction of Polyelectrolytes
1:30-2:30 PM Poster Session #2
2:30-3:30 PM Keynote Speaker: E. Michael Ostap, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Biochemical, Mechanical, and Cellular Control of a Membrane-Associated Molecular Motor                            
3:30-4:00 PM Business Meeting and Future Plans


For information about registration and abstract submission for poster presentation and student talks, visit the Central Pennsylvania BPS Regional Meeting website. Register by September 30.

The Biophysical Society and Christopher Yengo would like to thank the following companies for their generous support
of the Central Pennsylvania Regional Networking Meeting:


Taylor & Francis