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2024 Biopolymers in vivo Subgroup

2024 Biopolymers in vivo Subgroup

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The purpose of this Subgroup is to create a forum to discuss biophysical properties and function of biomolecules in cells and cell-like conditions, and to develop experimental and computational approaches to study these phenomena. The Subgroup invites participants from all scientific disciplines with an interest in broadening our understanding of biophysical processes in cells, using approaches ranging from biophysical studies of biomolecules in vitro and in silico to experiments performed in living cells and beyond. We believe that this is a timely and emerging field of high importance for all aspects of biophysics.

Although biopolymers such as proteins and nucleic acids are the workhorses of the cell, our knowledge about how they behave in cells is limited. One reason for this shortcoming is that the microenvironments inside cells and in cell membranes (and in extracellular spaces of multi-cellular organisms) are extremely complex, with macromolecules together occupying as much as 40% of volume but with the composition of macromolecules highly heterogeneous and constantly changing.

The name of this Subgroup, "Biopolymers in vivo," was voted and approved at the 2011 BPS Meeting. We will continue to host a business meeting, host a Subgroup dinner, administer the BIV Young Faculty award, and organize a symposium on the Saturday before the Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society. Everyone is encouraged to become a member of this Subgroup and to attend the Subgroup’s Saturday events.

Subgroup Facebook and Twitter pages

USD 10.0000

2024 Macromolecular Machines & Assemblies Subgroup

2024 Macromolecular Machines & Assemblies Subgroup

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The Macromolecular Machines & Assemblies Subgroup (formerly Molecular Biophysics Subgroup) is comprised of about 300 members with interests that span all areas of molecular biophysics. In particular these areas include:

  • • structures, conformational switching, and deformational dynamics of biological macromolecules and their supramolecular assemblies.
  • • thermodynamics and kinetics of the processes that these macromolecules undergo, such as DNA replication, protein synthesis, self-assembly, self-organization, molecular recognition and binding, signaling, catalysis, and metabolic control.
  • • responses of biological macromolecular systems to various imposed perturbations, such as (a) changes in temperature, ligand concentration, ionic strength, water activity, solvent polarity, hydrostatic pressure, osmotic pressure of volume-exclusion agents, denaturant concentration, and mutation of the primary sequence, (b) electric, magnetic, electromagnetic and hydrodynamic flow fields, and (c) stretching, bending and torsional strain.
  • • diffusive, field-induced, and convective transport of both small and large molecules under various conditions, or through various media or channels of biophysical, biochemical or biological relevance.
  • • experimental methods (physical, molecular biological, and chemical) that are used to isolate and characterize biological macromolecules and assess their relevant properties, or to achieve particular assembly or folding targets.
  • • theoretical and computational methods used to interpret previous results and future experiments.
    Annually, the Subgroup holds a topical symposium, which is organized by the current Subgroup chair.

USD 10.0000

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