The “Biophysicists Address COVID-19 Challenges” Symposium explored 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.

To view the speaker presentations, click the title below each speakers photo.


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

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BPS Journals Call for Papers

The Biophysicist: Teaching and Learning During COVID-19
Deadline for submissions: January 27, 2021


Pamela Bjorkman

California Institute of Technology, USA
SARS-CoV-2 Neutralizing Antibody Structures Inform Therapeutic Strategies


John Briggs

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom
Structural Studies of the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein, In Vitro and In Situ


Amy Gladfelter

University of North Carolina, USA
RNA-Driven Phase Separation of Nucleocapsid


Christian Muench

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Dynamic Host Cell Responses to SARS-CoV-2 Infection


Sean O’Donoghue

Garvan Institute of Medical Research/CSIRO, Australia
SARS-CoV-2 Structural Coverage Map Reveals State Changes That Disrupt Host Immunity


Sarah Teichmann

Wellcome Sanger Institute, United Kingdom
Cell Atlas Approaches to Covid-19