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2nd International Biophysics Workshops: Macromolecular Structure & Dynamics

3/24/2022 - 3/25/2022
Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering
Lahore, Pakistan

This workshop will highlight the revolution in the study of Macromolecular Structure & Dynamics led by developments in

• High-flux synchrotron beamlines
• Optical physics of micro-crystallites
• Cryogenic electron microscopy (Cryo-EM)
• High-performance computing.

The workshop series introduce cutting edge developments in the study of complex Biological and Organic materials. Their links to the core principles of Physics, Information Science, Molecular Biology and Organic Chemistry will be emphasized. The workshops
aim to build a biophysics research community within Pakistan and collaborations with regional and international partners. Round table discussions address how the multidisciplinary culture required to nurture this area can be created.

This workshop will draw together national and international speakers/researchers working at the interfacial disciplines of Structural Biology, Molecular Dynamics and Materials Physics.


Artificial Intelligence in the Past, Present and the Future

3/22/2022 - 3/24/2022
Biophysical Society-Hatay Mustafa Kemal University Student Chapter facility, Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Atatürk Conference Hall, Serinyol Campus
Antakya-HATAY, Turkey

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE in the PAST, PRESENT and in the FUTUREArtificial intelligence is a long-established field of science that creates inventions to make people's lives easier. It invented automatic machines, information processing systems, and various robots previously. In recent years it has started creating simulations that look exactly like humans physically in virtual area and in view of intelligence, undrstanding, thinking, speaking, decision making. Artificial intelligence simulations are also widely used in medicine and healthcare. By looking back into the past when the idea of Artificial Intelligence emerged, the current status, applications and future use, the advantages it brings, the risks it may create and its control will be emphasized. The attention of students to this important, rapidly developed new study area will be attracted, and the awareness of the public will be tried to be raised by announcing this event and also by publishing the results in social media, printed media, Hatay Mustafa Kemal University web page and its Radio 90:0 FM. Secondary education students will be invited as listeners by writing an official letter to the National Education Directorate of Hatay.


Biophysics Colloquium - Student Series - Shobhita Gupta & Dhruva Ajit Nair and Biophysics Week Celebration

3/23/2022
Cornell Univeristy, 701 Clark Hall
Ithaca, New York

Cornell Student Chapter of the Biophysical Society will host a student presentation seminar and Biophysics Week celebration. 

Shobhita Gupta
Hosted by: Haiyuan Yu
Title: Exploring structural protein interactome networks and their genome-wide functionalities using computational tools

Dhruva Ajit Nair
Hosted by: Brian Crane
Title: Characterizing Novel Components in the Bacterial Flagellar Moto


Biophysics Expert Lecture Series

3/23/2022
Marwadi University
Rajkot, Gujarat, India

The lecture series would be covering concepts of the fundamental and advanced aspect of biophysics. Hosseinzadeh (UO). Students and trainees may also submit an abstract to be selected for the poster session and contest!


Biophysics for Everyone

3/25/2022
SciLifeLab
Stockholm, Sweden

We will organize an exhibition with public engagement activities. Different booths will show different easy experiments on how biophysics help us understand life. Each of these experiments will be easy to reproduce by science teachers.


Biophysics Seminar

3/23/2022
Università Politecnica delle Marche
Ancona, Italy

Seminar on "Caratteristiche biofisiche dei sistemi viventi (e come guardarli)" by Prof. Ranieri Bizzarri from Pisa University (Dipartimento di Patologia Chirurgica, Medica, Molecolare e dell'Area Critica)


Biophysics Week Seminar by Wayne State University BPS Student Chapter

3/24/2022
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan

Student Chapter at Wayne State University organizes a seminar in celebration of Biophysics Week . 

The Mechanism and Regulation of Microtubule Motors
Speaker: 
Ahmet Yildiz, Professor
Department of Physics, and Department of Molecular & Cell Biology
The University of California Berkeley

Abstract: Kinesin and dynein motors hydrolyze the energy of ATP hydrolysis to walk on microtubule filaments and carry a wide variety of cargos to many destinations inside cells. To understand the mechanism of their action, we developed methods to track the movement of a single motor at nanometer resolution in real-time.  Using these methods, we presented a robust mechanistic model of how dynein takes steps, moves towards the minus-end of microtubules, and generates force. I will also discuss how kinesin and dynein are recruited to mitochondria and their motility is regulated by accessory proteins to control bidirectional transport.

Biography: Ahmet Yildiz received his Ph.D. in biophysics at the University of Illinois at urbana champaign (UIUC), where he developed a single fluorescent particle tracking method with one-nanometer accuracy with Prof. Paul Selvin and showed how molecular motors of cytoskeleton walk along linear tracks inside cells. He completed his postdoctoral work with Prof. Ron Vale at the University of California San Francisco as a Jane Coffin Childs, and Burroughs Welcome Fellow. His work in single molecule fluorescence has been awarded Gregory Weber International Prize in Biological Fluorescence in 2005 and the Young Scientist Award by Science Magazine in 2006. In 2008, he joined Physics and MCB departments at UC Berkeley. His research group develops biophysical approaches to study fundamental biological processes, such as intracellular cargo transport, and the replication of telomeres at a single molecule level. His research has been recognized with the NSF CAREER Award, Presidential Early Career AwardSloan FellowshipEMF Young Investigator Award, ASCB Emerging Leader PrizeMichael and Kate Barany Award by BPS, and the Vilcek Prize.

 


BSC Trivia and Networking Event - Biophysics Week 2022

3/22/2022
Biophysical Society of Canada
Toronto, Canada


Channel in Function: From Fluorescence to Electrophysiology

3/22/2022 - 3/24/2022
Laboratorio Nacional de Canalopatías, IFC-UNAM
Mexico City, Coyoacán, México

Ion channels are one of the most essential proteins in the human body and are associated with a plethora of cellular phenomena.The event's main objective is to conduct a guided tour at the Lab. Nacional de Canalopatías (LaNCa) in the IFC-UNAM for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. During the guided visit, students will learn about the current techniques we use to study ion channels or other cellular phenoma, which involves fluorescence, imaging, and electrophysiology methodologies.

Dr. Enoch Luis Baltazar, Dr. Luisa Durán Pastén and Bsc. Cesar Oliver Lara will coordinate the experimental sessions.

Due to the health measures (in the context of COVID-19) imposed by the university authorities, we can only schedule 10 students per day. Attendees will need to pre-register to schedule days and times to attend.


Discovering Biophysics

3/25/2022
Biophysics Laboratory, University of Sonora
Hermosillo, Sonora, México

A series of posters on research topics in biophysics will be presented, as well as a virtual tour of the facilities of the biophysics laboratory of the University of Sonora.


Evening of Molecular Biophysics

3/25/2022
University of Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw, Poland

We are pleased to announce the first Evening of Molecular Biophysic - an evening filled with seminars and talks, where students and faculty will have an opportunity to show their current researches. The event goal is to inspire each other in our scintific work and strenghthen bonds within biophyscial community.

The event is held by Molecular Biophysics Student Society and Department of Biophysics of the University of Warsaw.

If you are interested in joining our event please contact us via e-mail: [email protected]


Evening of Molecular Biophysics

3/25/2022
University of Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw, Poland

We are pleased to announce the first Evening of Molecular Biophysic - an evening filled with seminars and talks, where students and faculty will have an opportunity to show their current researches. The event goal is to inspire each other in our scintific work and strenghthen bonds within biophyscial community.

The event is held by Molecular Biophysics Student Society and Department of Biophysics of the University of Warsaw.

If you are interested in joining our event please contact us via e-mail: [email protected]


How to Make the Best of Your MS-Long MD Trajectories

3/23/2022
Sabanci University
Turkey, Europe

Morning (theory):-- MD simulations of proteins; how to decide the length necessary for a given problem, and how many replicates are needed.-- Standard analyses: RMSF, RMSD, modes, etc. Why are they not enough?-- Beyond standard analyses of MD trajectories - hydrogen-bond lifetimes, SASA tracking, network analyses to detect allostery, cryptic sites and other out-of-the-ordinary properties

Afternoon (applications):-- Standard analyses: RMSF, RMSD, modes, etc. -- h-bond barcode graphs; lifetime comparison-- SASA calculations-- community detection


Immortal Cells, A Cross-cutting Tool from Biophysics to Oncology

3/23/2022
UVic-UCC, Faculty of Sciences and Engineering, Torre dels Frares Bld, Aula Magna
Spain

A mini-congress to emphasize the role that immortal cells have had in the fields of investment since reading the book:The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot.


Introduction to The World of Biophysics

3/25/2022
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland

The event will be two parts first 5 UMB biophysical society student chapter members from different labs will present on their biophysics related work. Then the session will be opened up as a panel discussion allowing undergraduate students the opportunity to ask question about graduate school, biophysics, and research.