Public Release:  Biophysical Society Annual Meeting

New and notable symposium speakers announced

Biophysical Society

The Biophysical Society has announced the speakers for the New & Notable Symposium, which will be held at the Society's 58th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California.

The New & Notable Symposium highlights the latest and most exciting discoveries in biophysics. Speakers are nominated by the Society's membership and selected by the Program Committee less than two months before the meeting. Over 150 nominations were received this year. The session will take place on Sunday, February 16, 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM in the Moscone Convention Center.

Robert Nakamoto of the University of Virginia and chair of the Annual Meeting Program Committee and the New & Notable Symposium explained that "the speakers of this year's New and Notable symposium will present exciting new results that were obtained using a range of biophysical approaches to address very challenging questions. I find it stunning how investigators continue to develop methods to study increasingly complex systems at very high resolution."

The speakers and their presentation titles are listed below.

  • Blake Wiedenheft, Montana State University
    Structure of the CRISPR RNA-guided Surveillance Complex from the Adaptive Immune System in Escherichia coli

  • Hao Wu, Harvard Medical School
    Elucidation of Filamentous Structures in Immune Signaling

  • Suliana Manley, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland
    High throughput 3D PALM Imaging Elucidates Mechanisms of Bacterial Cell Division

  • Basuthkar Rao, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
    Chromosome Territories Spatially Reorganise during DNA-Damage Response in Mammalian Nuclei

  • Elizabeth Chen, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Myosin II Functions as a Direct Mechanosensor for Intercellular Invasion during Cell-Cell Fusion

  • Anne Kenworthy, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    Sterol Binding Controls Partitioning of the Amyloid Precursor C99 Protein between Ordered and Disordered Membranes

  • Erhu Cao, University of California, San Francisco
    Structural Insights into TRP Channel Activation

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ABOUT THE 2014 ANNUAL MEETING

Each year, the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting brings together over 7,000 researchers working in the multidisciplinary fields representing biophysics. With more than 4,200 poster presentations, over 200 exhibits, and more than 20 symposia, the BPS Annual Meeting is the largest meeting of biophysicists in the world. Despite its size, the meeting retains its small-meeting flavor through its subgroup symposia, platform sessions, social activities, and committee programs.

The 58th Annual Meeting will be held at the Moscone Convention Center, 747 Howard Street, San Francisco, California.

Registration is available at http://bit.ly/Kl93IF. For press registration, contact Ro Kampman at rkampman@biophysics.org or 240-290-5600.

The Biophysical Society, founded in 1958, is a professional, scientific Society established to encourage development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics. The Society promotes growth in this expanding field through its annual meeting, monthly journal, and committee and outreach activities. Its 9000 members are located throughout the U.S. and the world, where they teach and conduct research in colleges, universities, laboratories, government agencies, and industry. For more information on the Society, or the 2014 Annual Meeting, visit http://www.biophysics.org.

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