BPS2022 Call for Abstracts

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Opening New Vistas in Biophysical Discovery

Important Deadlines

Travel Awards Available for students, postdoctoral researchers, and scientists of all career levels. We strongly encourage members from all geographic locations, underrepresented communities, and at all career levels to apply. Applications will be evaluated by the Society’s committees for Inclusion and Diversity, Professional Opportunities for Women, Membership, and Education. Deadline for applications: October 5, 2021

Abstracts Abstract Submission:

October 1, 2021 October 5, 2021

Abstract Revision and Withdrawal:

Competitions Student Research Achievement Awards (SRAA): Undergraduate Poster Awards (UPAC):

October 5, 2021 January 6, 2022

Registration Early Registration: Regular Registration:

July 1, 2021–January 6, 2022 January 7–February 23, 2022

Registration Join the Society or renew your membership for 2022 to: • Submit or sponsor an Annual Meeting abstract • Pay reduced registration rates and save up to $275 • Apply for Annual Meeting Travel Awards and Family Care Grants • Apply to poster competitions




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A NOTE FROMTHE PROGRAMCHAIRS We are excited to present the program for the 2022 Annual Meeting. This year’s program features symposia and workshops ranging from “Microbial Behavior in Heterogeneous Environments” to “Imaging and Modeling of the Brain,” highlighting biophysics as a cornerstone of biology, physics, and chemistry. The program reflects the myriad of approaches and applications of in vivo, in vitro, cellular, and computa- tional approaches to cutting-edge biological problems. The speakers reflect the diversity of biophysicists around the world, and will present their latest work in areas from fundamental physical behavior of bio- molecules to applications in human health and disease. We particularly look forward to seeing you in person in San Francisco in 2022!

Elizabeth Komives University of California, San Diego

Arthur Palmer Columbia Univeristy

2022 ProgramCommittee Elizabeth Komives , University of California, San Diego, Co-Chair

Baron Chonda , University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2023 ProgramCo-Chair Janice Robertson , Washington University, 2023 ProgramCo-Chair Patricia Bassereau , Institut Curie, ex-officio Bertrand Garcia-Moreno , Johns Hopkins University, ex-officio

Arthur Palmer , Columbia University, Co-Chair Michelle Digman , University of California, Irvine Teresa Giraldez , Universidad de La Laguna

AnnaMoroni , University of Milan Jennifer Ross , Syracuse University

Biophysical Society Lecturer

Frances Arnold, California Institute of Technology Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life

Frances Arnold, Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bio- engineering and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology, pioneered directed enzyme evolution, for which she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2018. She was recently appointed to co-chair the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Among other awards, Arnold has received the Charles Stark Draper Prize of the US National Academy of Engineering (2011), the US National Medal of

Technology and Innovation (2011), and the Millennium Technology Prize (2016). She was the first woman elected to all three US National Academies of Science, Medicine, and Engineering and was appointed to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in 2019. Co-inventor on more than 60 patents, Arnold was inducted into the US Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014. She co-founded three companies working in sustainable chemistry and renewable energy (Gevo, Provivi, and Aralez Bio) and serves on the board of directors of several public and private companies . A B O U T T H E B I O P H Y S I C A L S O C I E T Y

The Biophysical Society was formally founded in 1958 to lead the development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics. It does so through its many programs, including meetings, publications, and committee outreach activities. The Society consists of over 7,500members who work in academia, industry, and government agencies throughout the world. In addition to Annual Meeting discounts and the right to sponsor an abstract, member benefits include: • Online access to Biophysical Journal • Lower publication fees when publishing in any BPS journal • • • • •

Career development webinars Access to the members-only directory Monthly newsletter, BPS Bulletin

Opportunities to join and network with Subgroups Access to travel andmeeting support funds

• Significantly reduced registration rates for BPSMeetings • Opportunity to be included in the Find a Biophysicist (FaB) Network • Opportunity to organize a Thematic Meeting and/or BPS Conference with partial financial support and complete meeting management • Discounts on journal titles published by Cell Press • Discounts on BPS ebooks and all titles in the IOP Publishing bookstore

The Biophysical Society Annual Meeting has been invaluable both for making new connections and learning of the latest, exciting research topics in biophysical research.

— Denise Okafor, Pennsylvania State University

SUBGROUP SYMPOSIA • Bioenergetics, Mitochondria, and Metabolism • Bioengineering • Biological Fluorescence

Delve deep into a subject area with symposia organized by these dynamic, focused communities.

• Intrinsically Disordered Proteins • Macromolecular Machines and Assemblies • Mechanobiology • Membrane Fusion, Fission, and Traffic • Membrane Structure and Function • Membrane Transport

• Motility and Cytoskeleton • Multiscale Genome Organization • Nanoscale Approaches to Biology • Physical Cell Biology • Single-Molecule Forces, Manipulation, and Visualization • Theory and Computation

• Biopolymers in vivo • Channels, Receptors, and Transporters • Cryo-EM

PRESENT LEARN COLLABORATE Submit Your Abstract - Deadline October 1, 2021


Novel Biomaterials Silvina Matysiak, University of Maryland, Chair Claudia Tanja Mierke, University of Leipzig, Germany Laura Na Liu, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany Michael Hagan, Brandeis University Protein Degradation/Unfolded Protein Response James Olzmann, University of California, Berkeley, Chair Christian Kaiser, Johns Hopkins University Maho Niwa Rosen, University of California, San Diego Peter Walter, University of California, San Francisco G-Proteins Suzanne Scarlata, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Chair Cathy Jackson, Institut Jacques Monod, France Jonathan Javitch, Columbia University Jacqueline Cherfils, CNRS, France Oligomeric Chaperones Rachel Klevit, University of Washington, Chair Charalampos Kalodimos, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Lukasz Joachimiak, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Angela Gronenborn, University of Pittsburgh

Structure-Function of Long Non-Coding RNAs Mitchell Guttman, California Institute of Technology, Chair Mihaela-Rita Mihailescu, Duquesne University Nathan Baird, University of the Sciences Marco Marcia, EMBL Grenoble, France Geeta Narlikar, University of California, San Francisco, Chair Michael Rosen, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Justin Crocker, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany Gary Karpen, University of California, Berkeley Mechano Sensation Verena Ruprecht, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain, Chair Denise Montell, University of California, Santa Barbara Amy Rowat, University of California, Los Angeles Rae Robertson-Anderson, University of San Diego Cytoskeleton and Membranes Meet Edna Hardeman, University of New South Wales, Australia, Chair Ginny Farias, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Todd Blankenship, University of Denver Spencer Freeman, University of Toronto, Canada Nuclear Condensates

Membrane Transporters Da-Neng Wang, New York University, Chair Hassane Mchaourab, Vanderbilt University Olga Boudker, Cornell University Rachelle Gaudet, Harvard University Host-Pathogen Interactions Sergei Sukharev, University of Maryland, Chair Wonpil Im, Lehigh University Thereza Soares, University of São Paulo, Brazil James Gumbart, Georgia Institute of Technology Membrane Morphology/Membrane and Cytoskeletal Phenomena - Relation to Membrane Function Min Wu, Yale University, Chair

Sarah Veatch, University of Michigan Clément Campillo, University of Évry Val d’Essonne, France Robert Zorec, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Peripheral Membrane Proteins Lucie Delemotte, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Chair Satyajit Mayor, National Center for Biological Sciences, India Pradipta Ghosh, University of California, San Diego Andrew Stephen, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research


66th Biophysical Society Annual Meeting February 19–23, 2022 • San Francisco, California, USA

Membrane Tension Padmini Rangamani, University of San Diego, Chair Zheng Shi, Rutgers University Alba Diz-Munoz, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany Aurélien Roux, University of Geneva, Switzerland AAA+ Machine Christopher Hill, University of Utah, Chair Kumiko Hayashi, Tohoku University, Japan Ruxandra Dima, University of Cincinnati Peter Chien, University of Massachusetts Mechano-Electrical Signaling in Cardiac Cells W Jonathan Lederer, University of Maryland, Chair Khalid Salaita, Emory University SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIA Mitochondrial Plasticity in Health and Disease Thomas Langer, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Germany, Chair Brian Zid, University of California, San Diego Karin Busch, University of Münster, Germany Suliana Manley, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland Imaging and Modeling of the Brain Orly Reiner, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, Chair Christopher Kroenke, Oregon Health and Science University Sabina Hrabetova, SUNY Downstate Petra Ritter, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany Microbial Behavior in Heterogeneous Environments Karyn Rogers, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Chair Karen Lloyd, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Eric Boyd, Montana State University Speaker to be Determined Stress Granules - Is There a Unified Theory? Julie Biteen, University of Michigan, Chair Tanja Mittag, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Eric Ross, Colorado State University Nicholas Fawzi, Brown University The Dynamic Nature of Viruses Ganesh Anand, Pennsylvania State University, Chair WORKSHOPS DNP/In-Cell NMR Galia Debelouchina, University of California, San Diego, Chair Alexander Shekhtman, University at Albany Lucia Banci, CERM, University of Florence, Italy Phil Selenko, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel Probes for Live Cell Imaging including RNA Peter Unrau, Simon Fraser University, Canada, Chair Jin Zhang, University of California, San Diego David Rueda, Imperial College London, United Kingdom Ning Fang, Georgia State University Ye Chen-Izu, University of California, Davis Peter Kohl, University of Freiburg, Germany Martin Beck, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany Kristin Parent, Michigan State University Gino Cingolani, Thomas Jefferson University

Abstract Presentation Options Present your research during this interactive, multidisciplinary meeting.

Posters • Over 400 scientific poster presentations daily

Platforms • Speakers will be selected for platformpresentations from those submitting abstracts • Platformpresentations highlight early career speakers

Abstract Topic Categories • Proteins • Nucleic Acids

• Lipid Bilayers and Membranes • Cell Physiology and Biophysics • Channels

• Transporters and Bioenergetics • Cytoskeleton, Motility, and Motors • Systems Biology • Biophysics of Neuroscience • New Developments in Biophysical Techniques • Bioengineering and Biomaterials • Biophysics Education

3D High-Resolution Cellular Microscopy Julia Mahamid, IUPAB Lecturer, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany, Chair Marco Fritzsche, University of Oxford, United Kingdom Peijun Zhang, University of Oxford, United Kingdom Elizabeth Villa, University of California, San Diego High Speed AFM Wouter Roos, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, Chair Dorothy Erie, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Ignacio Casuso, INSERM, France Petra Schwille, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany


66th Biophysical Society Annual Meeting February 19–23, 2022 • San Francisco, California, USA

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