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 Week Seminar by Wayne State University BPS Student Chapter

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
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.


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.

The Biophysics of Solutions and the Role of Viscosity and Electrical Conductivity Properties in the Study of Aqueous Solution

3/21/2022 - 3/25/2022
University of Chlef
Chlef, Algeria, Africa

The biophysics of solutions is among the important disciplines of biophysics that focus on the generalities of aqueous solutions, chemical thermodynamics, acid-base properties of solutions, transport across cell membranes, and mechanical properties of solutions.In this work, we focus on presenting some important concepts that express some of the characteristics of aqueous solutions, such as: the components of aqueous solutions of solvent and solute, acid-base titration and measurement of PH meter and electrical conductivity, dilation of aqueous solutions and measurement of their viscosity.

The aim of this work is to reach university students specialized in the following fields: medical and biological sciences, physical and chemical sciences, to acquire scientific skills in the field of biophysics of solutions.

Keywords: Biophysics of solutions, aqueous solutions, electrical conductivity, viscosity, university student