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Biophysical Journal selects poster award winners at Single-Cell Biophysics Thematic Meeting

Biophysical Society

The Biophysical Society is pleased to announce winners of the Biophysical Journal Outstanding Poster Awards given at the "Single-Cell Biophysics: Measurement, Modulation, and Modeling," meeting held June 17-20 in Taipei, Taiwan. The purpose of the Society's thematic meetings is to bring together researchers from diverse disciplines to discuss important biophysical topics that do not normally attend the same events. The poster winners were selected by a committee made up of top researchers including organizers of the meeting and editors of Biophysical Journal.

The student winners and their poster titles are:

Ivan Alex Lazarte, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.
Quantifying Tight Junction Morphology of MDCK Epithelial Cells and Its Implications in Cell-Cell Interactions; and

Felix Wong, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Shape Recovery through Mechanical Strain-Sending in Escherichia coli.

The postdoctoral fellow winners and their posters titles are:

Wan-Chen Huang, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Dynamic Analysis of DNA and Topoisomerase II Interaction Based on Fluorescence Fluctuation and Single Molecule Detection

Daniel Jones, Uppsala University. Uppsala, Sweden
Kinetics of dCas9 Target Search in Escherichia coli

The winners were recognized at the close of the meeting and received a certificate recognizing their achievement and a monetary prize.

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Biophysical Journal (BJ) is the leading international journal for original research in molecular, cellular, and systems biophysics. The journal publishes work in modern biophysics, which encompasses the study of biological structures with a focus on mechanisms at the molecular, cellular, and systems level using the concepts and methods of physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, and computational science.

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 members are located throughout the U.S. and the world, where they teach and conduct research in colleges, universities, laboratories, government agencies, and industry.

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