Annual Meeting Schedule

All Subgroup meetings take place on Saturday, February 20, 2010, in the Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco,  California.

Molecular Biophysics
9:00 am–1:00 pm
Business Meeting
10:45 am–11:00 am

9:00 am–5:30 pm
Business Meeting
5:30 pm–7:00 pm

12:00 pm–9:00 pm
Business Meeting
2:25 pm–3:00 pm

Membrane Biophysics
1:00 pm–5:30 pm
Business Meeting
5:35 pm–6:00 pm

Membrane Structure & Assembly
1:00 pm–5:30 pm
Business Meeting
5:35 pm–5:55 pm

Biological Fluorescence
1:00 pm–5:30 pm
Business Meeting
2:45 pm–3:00 pm

Intrinsically Disordered Proteins
1:00 pm–6:15 pm
Business Meeting
10:00 am–12:00 pm

Exocytosis & Endocytosis
1:20 pm–5:05 pm
Business Meeting
5:20 pm–5:50 pm

Permeation & Transport
1:30 pm–4:00 pm
Business Meeting
4:00 pm–4:30 pm

For a detailed listing of Subgroup Programs visit

Exocytosis & Endocytosis

The subgroup dinner will be held at The New Delhi Restaurant from 7:00–9:00 pm, one-half mile from the Moscone  Convention Center, 160 Ellis Street. Information about the restaurant can be found at

The dinner is $40 per person, which includes tip and taxes (beverages not included). Please make reservations in advance through the Biophysical Society or contact Joshua Zimmerberg ( Based upon space, reservations may be available at the Subgroup meeting.

Intrinsically Disordered Proteins

As another year draws to a close, we are happy to report that the Intrinsically Disordered Proteins (IDP) Subgroup  remains a thriving entity within the Biophysical Society. The capstone event that defines the subgroup is the annual symposium that is held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Society. Each year, the symposium organizers strive to put together a stimulating program that features a lineup of premiere scientists from the IDP field. This year is no different and the symposium co-chairs, Elisar Barbar and Huan-Xiang Zhou, have done an excellent job of putting together a stellar lineup of speakers. In addition, this year’s symposium will also feature two postdoctoral speakers who will receive the Subgroup’s 2010 Postdoctoral Research Awards. The winners of this award are Ariele Viacava Follis from
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, and Chung-ke Chang from the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, in Taipei, Taiwan. We congratulate Drs. Follis and Chang for their achievements and look forward to hearing them speak at the symposium. We received several outstanding applications and this emphasizes the growing interest in disordered proteins among the cadre of young scientists. We are grateful to Molecular Kinetics, Inc. for their continued sponsorship of these Postdoctoral Research Awards.

The annual symposium will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2010, in San Francisco. The symposium is scheduled to start at 1:00 pm. A two-hour business meeting, starting at 10:00 am will precede the annual symposium. During this meeting, we will elect new officers for the Subgroup, including a chair-elect, a secretary/treasurer-elect, a new member of Council, and the symposium co-chairs who will be responsible for organizing the 2011 annual symposium. If you haven’t become a member of the Subgroup, please consider joining, attending the business meeting, and becoming involved. We are also collecting nominations for various open positions. If you are interested or if you wish to see a colleague take on a leadership role in the Subgroup, please send your nominations to

Papers of Interest

Huang F, Rajagopalan S, Settanni G, Marsh RJ, Armoogum DA, Nicolaou N, Bain AJ, Lerner E, Haas E, Ying L, Fersht AR. Multiple conformations of full-length p53 detected with single-molecule fluorescence resonance energy transfer. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.2009 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 19933326

Nodet G, Salmon L, Ozenne V, Meier S, Jensen MR, Blackledge M. Quantitative description of backbone conformational
sampling of unfolded proteins at amino Acid resolution from NMR residual dipolar couplings. J Am Chem Soc. 2009 Dec 16;131(49):17908-18. PMID: 19908838

Liu J, Faeder JR, Camacho CJ. Toward a quantitative theory of intrinsically disordered proteins and their function. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Nov 24;106(47):19819-23. Epub 2009 Nov 10. PMID: 19903882

Trevor Creamer, Secretary/Treasurer and Rohit Pappu, Chair


Th e program on Saturday, February 20 will begin at noon and include the following speakers: Thomas Surrey,  EMBL-Heidelberg; Erika L. F. Holzbaur, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Nobutaka Hirokawa, University
of Tokyo, Daniel A. Fletcher, University of California-Berkeley; Margaret A. Titus, University of Minnesota, Douglas M. Swank, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; and Michael K. Reedy, Duke University Medical Center. The evening talk will be presented by Steven S. Rosenfeld, Columbia University. We gratefully acknowledge FEI Company, a world leader in electron microscopy technologies and applications, and Nikon Inc., a world leader in imaging technologies and products,
for their support. See you in San Francisco!

Kenneth A. Taylor and Susan P. Gilbert, 2010 Co-Chairs

February 2010 Table of Contents

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