The upcoming “Biophysicists Address COVID-19 Challenges” Symposium will explore recent groundbreaking advances in understanding the structural biophysics of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the molecular mechanisms
by which it infects humans, the immune response to viral infection, and the development of antiviral drugs and vaccines.

Invited speakers with recent innovative contributions to these challenges will discuss their work in three sessions, including:

  • Protein Structure and Function
  • RNA Structure and Function
  • Computational and Systems Biology

Sufficient time will be provided for questions and answers for each speaker.


  • Pamela Bjorkman, California Institute of Technology, USA
  • John Briggs, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom
  • Rhiju Das, Stanford University, USA
  • Amy Gladfelter, University of North Carolina, USA
  • Christian Muench, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
  • Sean O’Donoghue, Garvan Institute of Medical Research/CSIRO, Australia
  • Karla Satchell, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, USA
  • Tamar Schlick, New York University, USA
  • Sarah Teichmann, Wellcome Sanger Institute, United Kingdom
Registration is free, however space is limited.

Registration Deadline: October 26

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  • Eric Sundberg, Emory University
  • Tamar Schlick, New York University
  • Susan Schroeder, University of Oklahoma
  • M. Madan Babu, St. Jude Children’s
    Research Hospital