Biophysical Newsletter - August 2014

Newsletter AUGUST 2014 BPS Networking Events for 2014 Since 2011, Society members have hosted networking events bringing together local scientists to discuss various topics in biophysics. This year, three BPS-sponsored networking events have already taken place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lexington, Kentucky, and Paris, France, and six more are planned for 2014 in the following locations:

DEADLINES

59 th Annual Meeting

February 7-11, 2015 Baltimore, Maryland October 1 Abstract Submission October 3

Networking Events in the US: La Crosse, Wisconsin - October 18 Blacksburg, Virginia - November 6 Networking Events outside the US: Lisbon, Portugal - September 3-5 Leuven, Belgium - September 24 St. John’s, Canada - October 4 Juelich, Germany - November 6

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Application January 7 Early Registration

Congressional Fellowship Application October 14 Application Submission

Do you have an idea for a networking event and want to host one in your area? BPS will be accepting 2015 networking event proposals from August 25 thru October 30. If selected, you can receive up to $500 through the Membership Committee’s mini-grant program to host your event. For more information about networking events and proposal requirements, visit the Meetings section of the Society website at www.biophysics.org.

FEBRUARY 7-11, 2015 | BALTIMORE,MARYLAND BIOPHYSICAL SOCIETY 59 TH ANNUAL MEETING

KlausSchulten National Lecturer Universityof IllinoisatUrbana-Champaign

Discoveries inBiophysicsThrough theComputationalMicroscope

BRIDGINGTHESCIENCES:COMPUTATIONANDEXPERIMENT

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2014 | EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 7, 2015

Symposia

Workshops

Cardiomyopathies andContractile Proteins Leslie Leinwand ,Universityof Colorado,Chair LucieCarrier ,UniversityofHamburg, Germany JilTardiff ,UniversityofArizona Wolfgang Linke ,RuhrUniversity Bochum,Germany MolecularBasis forMitochondrial Signaling TatianaRostovtseva ,NIH,Chair RosarioRizzuto ,Universityof Padova, Italy FabianaPerocchi ,Universityof Munich,Germany GyorgyHajnoczky ,Thomas JeffersonUniversity SystemsBiologyApproaches in Neuroscience KristinBranson ,HHMI, Janelia Farm, Chair EveMarder ,BrandeisUniversity Jeff Litchtman ,HarvardUniversity Additional speaker tobeannounced Mechanosensors MarcosSotomayor ,Ohio State University,Chair PavelTolar ,MRC,UnitedKingdom AlexDunn , StanfordUniversity AnjaGeitmann ,Universityof Montreal,Canada Advances in ElectronMicroscopy YifanCheng ,UniversityofCalifornia, San Francisco,Chair IriniaSerysheva ,UniversityofTexas MedicalCenter BettinaBöttcher ,Universityof Edinburgh,UnitedKingdom HongweiWang ,TsinghuaUniversity, China Emergent PropertiesandCollectiveBe- haviorsofComplex Systems AaronDinner ,UniversityofChicago, Chair AngelaDePace ,HarvardUniversity SatoshiSawai ,UniversityofTokyo, Japan DanielBeard ,UniversityofMichigan Nanopores:Methods and Mechanistic Insights ZuzannaSiwy ,UniversityofCalifornia, Irvine,Chair AleksandraRadenovic , École Polytechnique Fédéral Lausanne, Switzerland HaganBayley ,OxfordUniversity, UnitedKingdom MichaelMayer ,UniversityofMichigan Bacterial SubcellularDynamics atSuper-Resolution: ThisBrings Super-Resolution to a Dynamic Sense JulieBiteen ,UniversityofMichigan, Chair DavidSherratt ,OxfordUniversity, UnitedKingdom Simon Foster , SheffieldUniversity, UnitedKingdom MikeHeilemann ,Universityof Frankfurt,Germany

Protein Evolution and AllostericNetworks CoreyWilson, YaleUniversity,Chair ElizabethKomives ,Universityof California, SanDiego JanetThornton ,European Bioinformatics Institute, UnitedKingdom JoeThornton ,UniversityofChicago CatherineRoyer ,Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,Chair LornaDougan ,Universityof Leeds, UnitedKingdom DouglasBartlett ,Universityof California, SanDiego Georges Feller ,Universityof Liége, Belgium Epigenetics LeneOddershede ,Universityof Copenhagen,Denmark,Chair Michael Fried ,UniversityofKentucky AleksandraWalczak , ÉcoleNormale Supérieure, France Joan-RamonDaban ,Autonomous UniversityofBarcelona, Spain BiophysicsofRNA Processing: Degradation, Splicing,DEAD Box Proteins SunHur, HarvardUniversity,Chair AnnaMallam ,UniversityofTexas atAustin DagmarKlostermeier ,Universityof Münster,Germany SanjayTyagi ,RutgersUniversity NanoclusteringofMembranes and Membrane Proteins KaYee Lee, UniversityofChicago, Chair Martin Lohse ,Universityof Würzburg,Germany Adam Frost ,UniversityofUtah Siewert-JanMarrink ,Universityof Groningen,TheNetherlands Catalysis in theMembrane JochenZimmer ,UniversityofVirginia, Chair ElizabethCarpenter ,Oxford University,UnitedKingdom EdithHummler , LausanneUniversity, Switzerland YaHa, YaleUniversity Extremophiles: Testing the Physical Limitsof Living Systems

Regulated ProteinBridgesConnecting Membranes: STIM Proteins inCellular Signaling Richard Lewis , StanfordUniversity, Chair MuraliPrakriya, Northwestern University BarbaraNiemeyer , SaarlandUniversity, Germany PatrickHogan , La Jolla Institute forAllergy and Immunology Neurostransmitter Transporters OlgaBoudker ,WeillCornellMedical College,Chair ChristofGrewer , SUNYBinghamton SatinderKauerSingh ,YaleUniversity MichaelKavanaugh ,Universityof Montana Membrane Trafficking Kerney JebrellGlover , Lehigh University,Chair LoisWeisman ,Universityof Michigan JennyHinshaw ,NIH AlexanderKros , LeidenUniversity, TheNetherlands MoleculesofMemory:Glutamate ReceptorChannels MarkMayer ,NIH,Chair RobertOswald ,CornellUniversity GabrielaPopescu ,Universityof Buffalo PierrePaoletti ,CNRS, IBENS, France Probing IonChannel Structure/ FunctionUsingNovel Tools HenryColecraft ,Columbia University,Chair ChristopherAhern ,University of Iowa HeikeWulff ,UniversityofCalifornia, Davis DougTobias ,Universityof California, Irvine MechanismsofActin Filament Nucleation andMechanotransduction RobertoDominguez ,Universityof Pennsylvania,Chair MargotQuinlan ,UniversityofCalifornia, LosAngeles GuillaumeRomet-Lemonne ,CNRS, France BradNolen ,UniversityofOregon

Microfluidics Tools for StudyingMolecules andCells PetraDittrich ,ETHZurich, Switzerland,Chair DaniellaGoldfarb ,Weizmann Instituteof Science, Israel Stephen Jackson , Indiana University AydoganOzcan ,Universityof California, LosAngeles ManagingDataandStatistics in the InformaticsEra NathanBaker ,PacificNorthwest National Laboratory,Chair PatriceKoehl ,Universityof California,Davis MukundThattai ,National Center forBiological Sciences, India ArvindRamanthan ,Oakridge National Laboratory StabilizingMembrane Proteins LindaColumbus ,Universityof Virginia,Chair AndreasPlückthun ,University ofZurich, Switzerland JamesBowie ,Universityof California, LosAngeles Advances inComputing Large Systems EmadTajkhordshid ,University of IllinoisatUrbana-Champaign, Chair AngelGarcia ,Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Wonpil Im ,UniversityofKansas MargaretCheung ,University ofHouston NMRofComplexSystems IsabelleMarcotte ,Universityof Quebec,Canada,Chair Jean-PierreSimorre , Instituteof Biological Structure, France LynetteCegelski , Stanford University GianluigiVeglia ,University ofMinnesota Margaret Johnson , Johns HopkinsUniversity,Chair ThomasGregor ,Princeton University TetsuyaYomo ,Osaka University, Japan Michael Jewett ,Northwestern University CheemengTan ,Universityof California,Davis ArtificialCells:Understanding and Engineering ChrisTate ,MRC, UnitedKingdom

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Subgroups

Subgroupswillhold symposiaon Saturday.

• BIOENERGETICS • BIOLOGICAL FLUORESCENCE • BIOPOLYMERS INVIVO • EXOCYTOSIS&ENDOCYTOSIS • INTRINSICALLYDISORDERED PROTEINS • MECHANOBIOLOGY

• MEMBRANEBIOPHYSICS • MEMBRANESTRUCTURE& ASSEMBLY • MOLECULARBIOPHYSICS • MOTILITY • NANOSCALEBIOPHYSICS • PERMEATION&TRANSPORT

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OVER 7,000 ATTENDEES • MORE THAN 4,500 ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS • 950 POSTER PRESENTATIONS DAILY • 100 SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS

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Message from the President

Biophysical Journal

Biophysicist in Profile

Grants & Opportunities Members in the News

Biophysical Society

Public Affairs Annual Meeting

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Subgroups

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