Biophysical Society Newsletter - July 2015

Newsletter JULY 2015


Awards & Contests July 10 2017 Thematic Meeting Proposals December 15 Congressional Fellowship Application Meetings Polymers and Self-Assembly: From Biology to Nanomaterials October 25-30 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil July 27 Early Registration August 3 Late Abstract Submission Biophysics in the Understanding, Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases November 16-20 Stellenbosch, South Africa July 20 Abstract Submission August 24 Early Registration

David E. Shaw, Named 2016 National Lecturer

David E. Shaw , D.E. Shaw Research, has been selected to present the 2016 National Lecture at the Biophysical Society 60th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California, February 27 – March 2, 2016. The Lecture, Molecular Movies: Feature-Length Simulations of Protein Dynamics , will take place on Monday, February 29.

David E. Shaw

Wadkins Named Biophysical Society’s Inaugural Congressional Fellow

As summer turns to fall this year, BPS member and University of Missis- sippi professor Randy Wadkins won’t be preparing his syllabus for the fall and gearing up for another academic year. Instead, Wadkins, an Associ- ate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, is packing his bags and heading to Washington, DC, to spend a year work on Capitol Hill. The Biohysical Society has selected Wadkins to serve as its first Congres- sional Fellow. After a few weeks of training offered by the AAAS Science

Randy Wadkins

60th Annual Meeting February 27-March 2 Los Angeles October 1 Abstract Submission January 13 Early Registration

and Technology Fellowship program, in which the BPS Fellow is a participant, Wadkins will work in a Congressional office on legislative and policy areas requiring scientific input. The AAAS program, which is in its 42 nd year, brings over 300 scientists to Washington, DC to work both on Capitol Hill and in federal agencies, providing scientific expertise to policymakers while learning about the policy process.

(Continued on page 9)


2 4 6 8

13 13 14 14 16

Biophysicist in Profile

Members in the News


Summer Course

Biophysical Society

Annual Meeting


Public Affairs

Grants and Opportunities

10 12

Biophysical Journal

Upcoming Events

Science Fairs

Made with