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Programme

    • 13:30-18:00 ONSITE REGISTRATION
      15:00-17:00 EBSA EC FIRST MEETING (CLOSED)
      17:30-18:00 WELCOME ADDRESS
      18:00-19:00 PLENARY LECTURE

      Harnessing Evolution to create new medicines
      Sir Gregory Paul Winter
    • 08:00-18:00 REGISTRATION
      09:00-09:45 PLENARY LECTURE

      Eukaryotic organelles: deciphering their interdependency, structure and dynamics with new imaging technologies
      Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, USA
      10:00-12:45 PROTEIN FOLDING

      Chairs:
      Ana Azuaga, Spain
      Jacqueline Cherfils, France

      Confirmed speakers:
      • Understanding alpha-synuclein amyloid self-assembly and its associated toxicity
        Nunilo Cremades, Spain
      • Dodging the crisis of folding proteins with non-trivial topology - new challenges.
        Joanna Sulkowska, Powland
      • The structural determinants of the toxicity of misfolded protein oligomers associated with neurodegenerative diseases 
        Fabrizio Chiti, Italy
      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      12:45-14:30 LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION
      14:30-15:15 PLENARY LECTURE

      Shaping Membranes with Proteins and Cytoskeleton: Deciphering Mechanisms with Reconstituted Systems
      Patricia Bassereau, France
      15:15-16:00 AVANTI PRIZE CONFERENCE

      Control of organelle dynamics by membrane curvature and lipid unsaturation
      Bruno Antonny, France
      16:00-16:30 EBSA YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD
      16:30-19:15 MEMBRANE STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS

      Chairs:
      Claudia Steinem, Germany
      Felix Goñi, Spain

      Confirmed speakers:
      • Lessons Learned from Complex Mimics of Biological Membranes
        Georg Pabst, Austria
      • Regulating the dynamic interactions between herpes simplex viruses and cell-surface glycosaminoglycans
        Marta Bally, Sweden
      • IQGAP1 links phosphoinositide signaling to the cytoskeleton and promotes cytoskeleta reorganization
        Arne Gericke, USA

      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      16:30-17:30 COFFEE BREAK
    • 10:00-12:45 DNA ARCHITECTURE

      Chairs:
      Masaki Sasai, Japan
      Helmut Schiessel, Netherlands

      Confirmed speakers:
      • DNA release from histones in nucleosome core particles: measurements and models
        Lois Pollack, USA
      • Gene control with a “twist”: Exploring the dynamic chromatin landscape
        Beat Fierz, Switzerland
      • Kazuhiro Maeshima, Japan


      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      12:45-14:30 LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION
      16:30-19:15 CELLULAR PROLIFERATION

      Chairs:
      Herbert Levine, USA
      Berenike Maier, Germany

      Confirmed speakers:
      • Dynamics of bacterial swarms and biofilms
        Knut Drescher, Germany
      • Biophysical Concepts Applied to Tumor Progression
        Herbert Levine, USA
      • How molecular forces shape bacterial biofilms
        Berenike Maier, Germany

      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      16:30-17:30 COFFEE BREAK

    • 10:00-12:45 BIOPHYSICS OF CYTOSKELETON

      Chairs:
      Marisela Velez, Spain
      Andreas Janshoff, Germany

      Confirmed speakers:
      • Mind the gap: polyampholytes meet the neuronal skeleton
        Roy Beck, Israel 

      • Marleen Dogterom, The Netherlands
      • The spindle is a composite of two permeating polar gels
        Jan Brugués, Germany

      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      12:45-14:30 LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION
      16:30-19:15 NON-EQUILIBRIUM PHYSICS

      Chairs:
      Udo Seifert, Germany
      Felix Ritort, Spain

      Confirmed speakers:
      • Ivan Lopez-Montero, Spain
      • Quantifying and modelling active motion in biological systems
        Timo Betz, Germany
      • Dynamics of nanoparticle and virus uptake at cell membranes
        Ulrich Schwarz, Germany

      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      16:30-17:30 COFFEE BREAK

    • 10:00-12:45 MECHANOBIOLOGY

      Chairs:
      Malgorzata Lekka, Poland
      Pere Roca-Cusachs, Spain

      Confirmed speakers:
      • Mechanically and biochemically induced pathways regulating integrin-dependent cell adhesion
        Daniel Mueller, Switzerland
      • Molecular to cellular mechanics at short timescales
        Felix Rico, France
      • Mechanosensitive actomyosin network dynamics and migration plasticity in 3D environments
        Verena Ruprecht, Spain

      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      12:45-15:00 LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION
      16:30-19:15 TRAFFICKING AND SIGNALLING

      Chairs:
      Ana Garcia-Saez, Germany
      Carlo Manzo, Spain

      Confirmed speakers:
      • Systematic superresolution analysis of endocytosis reveals an actin nucleation nano-template that drives efficient vesicle formation
        Jonas Ries, Germany
      • Davide Calebiro, UK
      • Cryo-EM structural analysis of focal adhesion machinery
        Naoko Mizuno, Germany


      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS


      16:30-17:30 COFFEE BREAK

    • 08:00-18:00 REGISTRATION
      09:00-09:45 PLENARY LECTURE

      Gregory Voth, USA
      10:00-12:45 BIOMOLECULAR SIMULATION I

      Chairs:
      Claudio Soares, Portuga
      Ilpo Vattulainen, Finland

      Confirmed speakers:
      • Frank Noe, Germany
      • Sculpting cell membranes by protein nanomachines
        Andela Saric, UK
      • Marc Delarue, France

      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      12:45-15:00 LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION
      13:00-15:00 MEETING OF EBSA Presidents
      15:00-15:45 PLENARY LECTURE

      Cryo-EM to visualize structure and dynamics of complex biological macromolecular assemblies
      Eva Nogales, USA
      15:45-16:15 PRIZES IUPAP 1&2
      16:15-19:15 PROTEIN STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

      Chairs:
      Mark Baldus, Netherlands
      Juan Hermoso, Spain

      Confirmed speakers:
      • Pedro Alzari, France
      • Molecular Basis for the Extra-Mitochondrial Roles of Cytochrome c in Cell Life and Death
        Miguel Angel de la Rosa, Spain
      • Atomistic Simulation of Biomolecular Function: Ribosomal Translation and Ligand Binding Heterogeneity
        Helmut Grubmueller, Germany


      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      17:30-18:00 COFFEE BREAK

      19:15-20:15 NATIONAL ASSEMBLIES
    • 10:00-12:45 MACROMOLECULAR COMPLEXES

      Chairs:
      Tony Wilkinson, UK
      Irene Diaz-Moreno, Spain

      Confirmed speakers:
      • Recent insights into the peptide-loading complex machinery
        Simon Trowitzch, Germany
      • LUBAC and linear ubiquitin chains: novel tools to study immune signalling
        Katrin Rittinger, UK
      • Analysing cryoEM data quality in the post resolution revolution era: Validity criteria
        José M. Carazo, Spain  


      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      12:45-15:00 LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION
      16:30-19:15 GENE NETWORK DYNAMICS AND SIGNALING

      Chairs:
      Marta Ibañez, Spain
      Jan Brugues, Germany

      Confirmed speakers:
      • Stochastic Turing patterns in the development of a one-dimensional organism
        Joel Stavans, Israel
      • Human time vs. Mouse time: in vitro segmentation clock as a model system
        Miki Ebisuya, Spain

      • Distinguishing dormant from dead cells
        Hyun Youk, The Netherlands

      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      17:30-18:00 COFFEE BREAK

    • 10:00-12:45 EVOLUTIONARY DYNAMICS

      Chairs:
      Susanna Manrubia, Spain
      Liedewij Laan, Netherlands

      Confirmed speakers:
      • Isabel Gordo, Portugal
      • Daniel Needelman,USA
      • Universal properties of genotype-phenotype maps
        Sebastian Ahnert, UK


      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      12:45-15:00 LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION
      16:30-19:15 NEW FRONTIERS IN BIOIMAGING

      Chair:
      Silvia Caponi, Italy
      Christian Eggelin, Germany

      Confirmed speakers:
      • Ilaria Testa,Sweden
      • Gail McConnell, UK
      • Brillouin Microscopy for cell and tissue biomechanics
        Giuliano Scarcelli, USA

      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      17:30-18:00 COFFEE BREAK

    • 10:00-12:45 BIOPHYSICS OF MEMBRANE OXIDATION

      Chairs:
      Manuel Prieto, Portugal
      Rosangela Itri, Brazil

      Confirmed speakers:
      • Photosensitized oxidation of lipid membranes: yields and rates of chemical and physical changes
        Mauricio da Silva
      • Achievements, challenges and hopes in the biophysical analysis of oxidised (phospho)lipids
        Ana Reis
      • Oxysterols and Truncated Oxidized Phospholipids in Model Membran
        Martin Hof

      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      12:45-15:00 LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION
      16:30-19:15 CELL MEMBRANE BIOPHYSICS (Sponsorized by CPL, Elsevier)

      Chairs:
      Edgard Koijmann, USA
      Gemma Fabries, Spain

      Confirmed speakers:
      • Cholesterol modulation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor single molecule and nanocluster trajectories
        Francisco Barrantes, Argentina
      • Morphology of Membrane Contact Sites Contributes to the Regulation of the Phosphatidylinositol Cycle
        Richard Epand, Canada
      • Valerian Kagan, USA

      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      17:30-18:00 COFFEE BREAK

    • 08:00-18:00 REGISTRATION
      09:00-09:45 PLENARY LECTURE 6

      Titin folding powers muscle contractio
      Julio Fernandez, USA
      10:00-12:45 MECHANISMS OF MEMBRANE PROTEINS

      Chairs:
      Manuela Pereira, Portugal
      Antonio Ferrer, Spain

      Confirmed speakers:
      • Factors affecting Ion Permeation through K+-Channels
        Camen Domene, UK 
      • The first human lacking functional TRPV1 channel: Implications onTRPV1 functions in nociception
        Baruk Minke, Israel
      • Optoelectrical dynamics of BK channel activation
        Teresa Giraldez, Spain

      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      12:45-15:00 LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION
      15:00-16:15 NEW AND NOTABLE

      Chair:
      Anthony Watts, UK
      Maria Garcia-Parajo, Spain

      Confirmed speakers:
      • Trevor Forsyth
      • Cryo-EM of Helical Polymers at Near Atomic Resolution Yields Surprises: From Microbial Nanowires to Indestructible Pili
        Edward H. Egelman, USA
      • Kheya Senguptaa, France
      16:15-19:00 BIOMOLECULAR SIMULATION II

      Chairs:
      Claudio Soares, Portugal
      Ilpo Vattulainen, Finland

      Confirmed speakers:
      • Advances in Multiscale Simulation of DNA
        Modesto Orozco, Spain
      • Nanoparticle-bio interactions: the role of interface composition, conformation and softness
        Giulia Rossi, Italy
      • Emad Tajkhorshid, USA

      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      17:15-17:45 COFFEE BREAK

      19:00-20:00 EBSA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
    • 10:00-12:45 SINGLE MOLECULE BIOPHYSICS

      Chairs:
      Nuno Santos, Portugal
      David Rueda, UK

      Confirmed speakers:
      • The mechanical stability of proteins regulates their translocation rate into the cell nucleus
        Sergi Garcia-Manyes, UK
      • Mechanosensitive states of the giant muscle protein titin
        Miklos Kellermayer
      • María Carmo-Fonseca

      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      12:45-15:00 LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION
      16:15-19:00 LIVE IMAGING AND OPTICAL MICROSCOPY

      Chair:
      Sussane Fenz, Germany
      Suliana Manley, Switzerland

      Confirmed speakers:

      • Faster and better: taking localisation microscopy into live cells
        Susan Cox, UK
      • A Multi Messenger microscope to paint chromatin in cells.
        Alberto Diaspro, Italy
      • Looking into the nursery of platelets: Imaging of the bone marrow in vivo, in vitro and in silico
        Katrin Heinze, Germany

      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      17:15-17:45 COFFEE BREAK

    • 10:00-12:45 BIOPHYSICS OF IMMUNE RESPONSE

      Chairs:
      Jean Marie Ruysschaert, Belgium
      Mario Castro, Spain

      Confirmed speakers:
      • Andrea Ablasser, Switzerland
      • Cheng Zhu, USA
      • The role of oligomeric scaffolds in inflammatory signal transduction though Toll-like receptors and MyD88
        Nick Gay, UK

      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      12:45-15:00 LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION
      16:15-19:00 ACTIVE MATTER AND BIOLOGICAL SELF-ORGANIZATION

      Chair:
      Sriram Ramaswamy, India
      Ramin Golestanian, Germany

      Confirmed speakers:
      • Active Polymers and Membranes
        Gerhard Gompper, Germany
      • The microtubule/kinesin system: A versatile realization of an active nematic
        Francesc Sagues, Spain
      • Silke Henkes, UK

      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      17:15-17:45 COFFEE BREAK

    • 16:15-19:00 IONIC LIQUIDS AND BIOMOLECULES

      Chairs:
      Hans-Joachim Galla, Germany
      Pietro Ballone,  Ireland


      Confirmed speakers:
      • Ionic liquids in bio-systems: from model biomembranes to living cell
        Antonio Benedetto, Italy
      • Aqueous Ionic Liquids: Consequences for Biological Stabilities
        Jens Smiatek, Germany
      • Valentine Ananikov, Russia

      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      17:15-17:45 COFFEE BREAK

    • 08:00-18:00 REGISTRATION
      09:00-09:45 PLENARY LECTURE 7

      Nonequilibrium stresses and fluxes: composition organization at the cell surface and organelle morphodynamics
      Madan Rao, India
      10:00-12:45 LIPID AND LIPIDOME

      Chairs:
      John Seddon, UK
      Francisco Monroy, Spain

      Confirmed speakers:
      • Membrane remodeling by the amyloidogenic peptide IAPP: surface crowing relevance
        Manuel Prieto, Portugal
      • How the globoside Gb3 partitions in phase-separated membranes
        Claudia Steinem, Germany
      • Curvature rigidity of asymmetric and differentially stressed membranes
        Markus Deserno, USA

      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      12:45-15:00 LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION
      14:00-15:00 EBSA EC SECOND MEETING
      15:00-17:45 MOLECULAR MOTORS

      Chair:
      Christoph Schmidt, USA
      Jose Carrascosa, Spain

      Confirmed speakers:

      • Cooperative Functions of Molecular Motor Assemblies
        Shin'Ichi Ishiwata, Japan
      • A molecular hurdle race: How does DNA polymerase deal with SSBs stably bound to the template?
        Borja Ibarra, Spain
      • Peter Bieling Germany


      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      16:00-16:30 COFFEE BREAK
      18:00-19:00 CLOSING PLENARY LECTURE

      Stefan Hell, Germany
      19:00-19:30 CLOSING CEREMONY
      21:00 CONGRESS DINNER
    • 10:00-12:45 BIG DATA IN BIOPHYSICS

      Chairs:
      Remy Monasson, France
      Alfonso Valencia, Spain

      Confirmed speakers
      • A systems approach to understanding the allosteric mechanism of pyruvate kinase M2
        Franca Fraternali, UK
      • Data-driven models of protein sequence landscapes : inference, 3D structure prediction and protein design
        Martin Weigt, France
      • Combining imaging and gene expression data in mathematical models for immuno-oncology
        Vera Pancaldi, France

      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      12:45-15:00 LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION
      15:00-17:45 TISSUE BIOPHYSICS AND MORPHOGENESIS

      Chair:
      Francoise Brochard-Wyart, France
      Stephan Grill, Germany

      Confirmed speakers:
      • Forming, watching and stressing organoids
        Pierre Nassoy, France
      • Physics of epithelial folds and flows
        Guillaume Salbreux, UK
      • Bacterial colonies as active droplets - from single cells to continuum theory
        Vasily Zaburdaev, Germany

      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      16:00-16:30 COFFEE BREAK

    • 10:00-12:45 LIQUID-LIQUID PHASE SEPARATION IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

      Chairs:
      Rumiana Dimova, Germany
      Mauro della Serra, Italy

      Confirmed speakers:
      • German Rivas, Spain
      • Mortiz Kreysing, Germany
      • Multivalency of proteins in cellular phase separation
        Samuel Safran, Isreal

      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      12:45-15:00 LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION
      15:00-17:45 EMERGING BREAKTHROUGH MOLECULAR-SCALE BIOPHYSICS METHODOLOGIES (sponsored by COST Action MOBIEU – CA15126)

      Chair:
      Patrick England, France
      Isabel Alves, France

      Confirmed speakers:
      • Perdita Barran, UK
      • Access to Atomic Resolution Structural Information of Homor-Repeats: The Huntingtin Case
        Pau Bernado, France

      • Peter Hinterdorfer, Austria

      3 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      16:00-16:30 COFFEE BREAK

    • 10:00-12:45 INSTRUCT-ERIC: INTEGRATING ACCESS TO BIOPHYSICS AND STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY IN EUROPE

      Chair:
      Ray Owens, UK

      Confirmed speakers:
      • Structure and mechanism of bactericidal mammalian perforin-2, an ancient agent of innate immunity
        Rob Gilbert, UK
      • NMR-based hybrid approaches for cellular structural biology
        Marc Baldus, The Netherlands
      • Towards High Throughput cryoEM data acquisition and processing, assuring reproducibility
        Jose-Maria Carazo, Spain
      • Access to structural biology and biophysics technologies through Instruct-ERIC
        Naomi Gray, UK

      2 ORAL PRESENTATIONS

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

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