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Biophysical Society announces 2016 new and notable symposium speakers

Biophysical Society

The Biophysical Society has announced the speakers for the New and Notable Symposium at the Society's 60th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California. The New and 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 two months before the meeting. The session will take place on Sunday, February 28, at 10:45 AM at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The session will be co-chaired by Vasanthi Jayaraman, University of Texas Medical School, and E. Michael Ostap, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, who also organized the 2016 meeting.

The speakers and their presentation titles are listed below.

Julie Biteen, Washington University School of Medicine
Single-molecule Motions and Interactions in Live Cells Reveal Target Search Dynamics in Mismatch Repair

Juli Feigon, University of California, Los Angeles
Integrative Structural Biology of Tetrahymena Telomerase

Seok-Yong Lee, Duke University Medical Center
Structure of a TRPV2 Ion Channel

Edward Lemke, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg
Floppy but not Sloppy: Decoding Plasticity in the Dark Proteome of the Nuclear Transport Machinery

Filippo Mancia, Columbia University
Cryo-EM Structure of a Micronutrient Transporter with Unusual Architecture

Colin Nichols, Washington University School of Medicine
Structural Dynamics of K Channel Gating Revealed by Single Molecule FRET

Jeanne C. Stachowiak, University of Texas at Austin
Intrinsically Disordered Proteins as Physical Drivers of Membrane Traffic



Each year, the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting brings together more than 6,500 researchers working in the multidisciplinary fields representing biophysics. With more than 3,500 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 60th Annual Meeting will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.


The Biophysical Society invites professional journalists, freelance science writers and public information officers to attend its Annual Meeting free of charge. For press registration, contact Ellen Weiss at or 240-290-5606.

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