Public Release:  Biophysical Society announces winners of 2014 CPOW Travel Awards

Biophysical Society

Rockville, MD-- The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its annual CPOW Travel Awards to attend the Biophysical Society's 58th Annual Meeting at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, February 15-19, 2014. CPOW, the Society's Committee for Professional Opportunities for Women (CPOW), has initiated these travel fellowships to increase the number of women biophysicists and encourage their participation at the Meeting. The recipients of this competitive award must be female postdoctoral fellows or mid-career scientists presenting a poster or oral presentation at the conference. Each awardee receives a travel grant and will be recognized at a reception on Saturday, February 15.

The 2014 recipients of the CPOW Travel Award are:

  • Mily Bhattacharya, Indian Institution of Science Education & Research, NANOSCALE ASSEMBLY OF PROTEINS INTO AMYLOID OLIGOMERS, PORES AND FIBRILS

  • Autumn Carlsen, Wake Forest University, SOLID-STATE NANOPORE MAPPING OF DNA WITH SITE-SPECIFIC BOUND LIGANDS

  • Simona Casini, Leiden University, ISOGENIC SETS OF HUMAN PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS AS MODEL OF LQT2 SYNDROME

  • Ulrike Endesfelder, Frankfurt University, SUPER-RESOLUTION FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPY OF TRANSCRIPTION SITES IN E. COLI

  • Irena Ivanovska, University of Pennsylvania, LAMIN-A IS MECHANOSENSITIVE TO MATRIX STIFFNESS AND COUPLES TO THE RETINOIC ACID PATHWAY IN DIFFERENTIATION

  • Kseniya Korobchevskaya, Italian Institute of Technology, DEVELOPMENT OF PUMP-PROBE NANOSCOPY ARCHITECTURE

  • Hannah Malcolm, University of Texas Southwestern, A LACK OF SIGNIFICANT LIPID INTERACTIONS IN THE OPEN STATE OF MSCS IMPLIES A JACK-IN-THE-BOX TYPE CHANNEL GATING MECHANISM

  • Elena Molokanova, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, DIFFERENTIAL EFFECTS OF SYNAPTIC AND EXTRASYNAPTIC NMDA RECEPTORS ON Aβ-INDUCED NITRIC OXIDE PRODUCTION IN CEREBROCORTICAL NEURONS

  • Irina Moreira, Requimte, HOT-SPOTS DETECTION - APPLICATION TO A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT PROTEIN-BASED SYSTEMS

  • Hanne Poulsen, University of Aarhus, SOMATIC MUTATIONS IN THE NA,K-ATPASE CAN CAUSE HYPERTENSION

  • Priyanka Prakash, University of Texas Houston, LIGAND BINDING SITE IDENTIFICATION IN MEMBRANE-BOUND ONCOGENIC K-RAS

  • Radda Rusinova, Weill Cornell Medical College, REGULATION OF ION CHANNEL FUNCTION BY THE HOST LIPID BILAYER EXAMINED BY A STOPPED-FLOW SPECTROFLUORIMETRIC ASSAY.

  • Eva Sevcsik, Vienna University of Technology, CREATING OBSTACLE COURSES FOR RAFT PROTEINS - HOW MICROPATTERNING CAN HELP DECIPHER PLASMA MEMBRANE ORGANIZATION

  • Milica Vukmirovic, Florida State University, MYOSIN HEAVY CHAIN ISOFORM SWITCHING IN SKELETAL MUSCLES IN AN A8V-TROPONIN C HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY KNOCK-IN MOUSE MODEL

  • Liqun Zhang, Case Western Reserve University, EXPLORING THE STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS OF ALL-ATOM MODELS FOR THE PLEXIN TRANSMEMBRANE RECEPTOR BOUND TO GTPASES AND TO LIPID BILAYER

  • Yihong Zhang, University of Bristol, INVESTIGATING STEREOSELECTIVITY OF PHARMACOLOGICAL INHIBITION OF HERG K+ CHANNELS

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The Biophysical Society, founded in 1957, 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 these awards, the Society, or the 2013 Annual Meeting, visit http://www.biophysics.org.

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