Biophysical Society Conference | Tahoe 2024

Molecular Biophysics of Membranes

Daily Schedule

11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

Bil Clemons, California Institute of Technology, USA Mechanisms of Phage Derived Antibiotics

11:40 AM – 11:55 AM

Huong Kratochvil, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA * Distilling Complex Proton Channels into Simple Model Systems through Protein Design

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Granhall/Garden Deck

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Free Time

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Poster Session II

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Granhall/Garden Deck

Session IV

Membrane Structure and Properties Sarah Rouse, Imperial College London, United Kingdom, Chair

7:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Maria Makarova, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom Lipid Resilience: Unveiling Membrane Rescue in Oxygen-Deprived Environments

7:35 PM - 8:05 PM

Linda Columbus, University of Virginia, USA Structure, Organization, Packing, and Dynamics of Bicelles

8:10 PM – 8:25 PM

Jeriann Beiter, University of Chicago, USA * Beyond Bar Domains: Understanding Membrane Remodeling through Molecular Simulation Stefanie Schmieder, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA * Synthesis of a GM1 Structural Library Reveals Distinct Membrane Behavior Based on Ceramide Structure Shefin Sam George, Stanford University, USA * TMC Proteins Regulate Cochlear Hair Bundle Membrane Viscosity through Lipid Scramblase Activity Mark Arcario, Washington University in Saint Louis, USA * Flexibility of Larger Nanodiscs Allows for More Native-Like Physical Properties of Incorporated Lipids

8:30 PM – 8:45 PM

8:50 PM – 9:05 PM

9:10 PM – 9:25 PM

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM



8:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Ballroom Pre-Function

Session V

Membrane Protein Folding Itay Budin, University of California, San Diego, USA, Chair

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Heedeok Hong, Michigan State University, USA Membrane Protein Folding-What Lipids Do

9:35 AM - 10:05 AM

Nir Fluman, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel Membrane Protein Sequence Features that Optimize Their Insertion and Folding


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