Biophysical Society Bulletin | October 2020
Subgroups Bioenergetics, Mitochondria andMetabolism
infection. The symposiumwill feature a keynote talk from the esteemed Helen Saibil. Helen Saibil , Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom Sharon G. Wolf , Weizmann Institute, Israel Dimitry Tegunov , Max Planck Institute, Germany Gira Bhabha , Skirball Institute, USA Lori A. Passmore , MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom Nieng Yan , Princeton University, USA Radostin Danev , University of Tokyo, Japan Lexi Walls , University of Washington, USA Tristan Croll , University of Cambridge, United Kingdom Siew Siew Pang , Monash University, Australia — Charles Sindelar , Chair Membrane Fusion, Fission and Traffic The Membrane Fusion, Fission and Traffic Subgroup (MFFT) is pleased to announce the following speakers who will present their work on “SubgroupMonday” during the 2021 BPS Annual Meeting. Please join the MFFT Subgroup when you register for the BPSmeeting and join us for an exciting line-up of speakers on Monday, February 22, 2021, 10 am –2 pm EST. Elizabeth Chen , University of Texas, Southwestern, USA David DeGregorio , Institut Pasteur, France Adam Frost , University of California, San Francisco, USA Gregory Melikian , Emory University, USA Dragomir Milovanovic , German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Germany Carole Parent , University of Michigan, USA Simon Scheuring , Weill Cornell Medicine, USA 2021 Sir Bernard Katz Awardee Joshua Zimmerberg , National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, USA Looking forward to seeing everyone online at the meeting, — Jenny Hinshaw , Chair Membrane Transport Oliver Beckstein will give a talk at the 2021Membrane Transport Subgroup Symposium, “The Transport Cycle of a Sodium/Proton Antiporter.” Oliver Beckstein is an associate professor in the Department of Physics and the Center for Biological Physics at Arizona State University. His research group uses and develops computational methods to better understand the molecular mechanisms of biological processes, in particular, transmembrane transport by membrane proteins. He also has broad interests in computational method and software development, including the development of novel algorithms to sample and analyze molecular systems.
The Bioenergetics, Mitochondria andMetabolismSubgroup is announcing the 2021 Virtual Symposium: “Mitochondrial and Metabolic Mechanisms of Lifespan and Healthspan Extension,” chaired by Sonia Cortassa and Miguel A. Aon , onMonday, February 22, 2021, 10 am –2 pm EST, during the Virtual 65th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society. The symposium focuses on biology of aging, at the crossroad betweenmitochondrial metabolism, biophysics, and geroscience. In this broad landscape, mitochondria respond to stress, signaling the nucleus, protecting their DNA, modulating post-translational modifications of their ownmolecular machinery while carrying out central metabolic processes and gene expression through transcription and DNAmethylation. This symposiumwill explore many of these mechanisms through a select group of investiga- tors at the forefront of this research field. Deborah M. Muoio , Duke University Medical Center, USA Prospective topic: Mitochondrial bioenergetics response to acetylation post-translational modifications and impact on insulin resistance and redox stress. Ann Chiao , University of Washington, USA Prospective topic: Mitochondrial function andmTOR signaling in aging and healthspan. Rafael de Cabo , Translational Gerontology Branch, National Insti- tute on Aging, NIH, USA Prospective topic: The impact of NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreduc- tase 1 (NQO1) on health andmitochondrial, glucose and lipid metabolism John M. Denu , University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, USA Prospective topic: Mitochondrial metabolism and the epigenome Plácido Navas , University Pablo Olavide CSIC, Spain Prospective topic: Coenzyme Q at the hinge of mitochondrial health andmetabolic disease Cryo-EM Please join us for an outstanding program as we enter the next phase of the “resolution revolution.” In the midst of global tumult, we have amazing developments including a chain-traceable EM density map using sub-tomogram averaging from an intact bac- terium. Speakers will describe surprising new findings on phase plates, new developments in heterogeneity analysis, and other advances and how these techniques have enabled discoveries in diverse, challenging biological processes including DNA repair, membrane pore formation, and of course, novel coronavirus
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