The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its second annual CPOW travel awards to attend the Biophysical Society's 57th Annual Meeting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, February 2-6, 2013. 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 postdoctoral fellows 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 2.
The 2013 recipients of the CPOW Travel Award are:
Karen Callahan, University of Chicago, "COMPUTATIONAL STUDY OF THE PROKARYOTIC SODIUM CHANNEL"
Carolina Carrasco, National Center for Biotechnology-CSIC, Madrid, Spain, "DNA SCANNING MECHANISM OF A TRANSLOCATING MOTOR PROTEIN"
Laura Estrada, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, "EXPLORING THE CHROMATIN ARCHITECTURE IN LIVING CELLS BY MINUTES-LONG TRACKING OF GOLD NANOPARTICLES"
Begoña Garcia-Alvarez, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, "EFFECT OF CHOLESTEROL AND PALMITOYLATION ON THE STRUCTURE, ORIENTATION AND LIPID-PROTEIN INTERACTIONS OF PULMONARY SURFACTANT PROTEIN SP-C"
Paraskevi Gkeka, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Greece, "STUDY OF NANOPARTICLE-LIPID BILAYER INTERACTIONS: INSIGHTS FROM COARSE-GRAINED MOLECULAR DYNAMICS SIMULATIONS"
Elena Jeworutzki, National Research Council, Genoa, Italy, "GLIALCAM AFFECTS CLC-CHLORIDE CHANNELS BY ACTIVATING THE SLOW GATE"
Heidi Koldsø, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, "SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION BY A CYTOKINE RECEPTOR: MULTI-SCALE COMPUTATIONAL STUDIES OF THE MEMBRANE ASSOCIATED GP130 RECEPTOR COMPLEX"
Ellen O'Shaughnessy, University of North Carolina, "DEVELOPMENT OF A RAP1 FLARE.DC BIOSENSOR FOR QUANTITATIVE MEASUREMENT OF SPATIO-TEMPORAL DYNAMICS IN VIVO"
Sarah Rauscher, Max Planck Institute, Göttingen, Germany, "STRUCTURAL ENSEMBLES OF INTRINSICALLY DISORDERED FG-NUCLEOPORINS DEPEND ON FORCE FIELD"
Mariana Rossi, Fritz Haber Institute, Berlin, Germany, "BENCHMARKING THE WATER-PEPTIDE INTERACTION"
Francesca Stanzione, Colorado School of Mines, "MOLECULAR DYNAMICS SIMULATIONS OF PEGYLATED COMPOUNDS IN DOPC LIPID BILAYER"
Li Wang, University of Iowa, "CARDIAC MYOSIN BINDING-PROTEIN C (CMYBP-C) PHOSPHORYLATION AFFECT CROSS-BRIDGE FUNCTION"
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 these awards, the Society, or the 2013 Annual Meeting, visit www.biophysics.org.