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Biophysical Journal Awards Poster Competition Winners in Lima, Peru

Biophysical Journal Awards Poster Competition Winners in Lima, Peru

ROCKVILLE, MD – The Biophysical Society (BPS) would like to congratulate the winners of the Biophysical Journal Poster Competition held in conjunction with the recent Thematic Meeting “Revisiting the Central Dogma of Molecular Biology at the Single-Molecule Level” held in Lima, Peru. Winners were selected from 32 poster competition entries by a committee of six judges chaired by Rodrigo Maillard. 

The Biophysical Journal sponsors the poster competitions to support the work of young researchers, particularly those who might not always have an opportunity to attend large conferences such as the BPS Annual Meeting.   The winners receive a certificate and a monetary award.

The student winners and their poster titles are:

Matthew T. Halma, University of Alberta
Complex Dynamics under Tension in a High-Efficiency Frameshift Stimulatory Structure

Luka Robeson, Universidad de Chile    
Exploring the Interaction between the Signal Peptide for Reticular Translocation and the Sec61 Translocon using Force Spectroscopy at the Single-Molecule Level

Robert P Sosa, University of California - Berkeley
DNA Wrapping in Open Transcription Initiation Complexes is the Major Component of their Stability

The postdoctoral winners and their poster titles are:

Xiaoli Weng, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Spatial Organization of RNA Polymerase and its Relationship with Transcription in E. coli

The Biophysical Journal, the journal of the Biophysical Society, is proud to support young investigators with these awards.  For more information about the journal, visit

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