April 20, 2017 at Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA

The Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech is proud to host the Second Molecular Biophysics Symposium. This event is designed to promote interaction among biophysical research groups located in southwest Virginia and to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to meet with local and invited biophysicists.

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Online registration for the Second Molecular Biophysics Symposium is open now. Registration is free, but limited to 150 registrants.

Those who submit an abstract for a short talk or poster presentation will be eligible for an award. One winner will be selected for their short talk, three for posters. The recommend poster size is 48" W x 36" H.

Please note these important deadlines:

  • April 7: Deadline for Abstract Submission
  • April 7: Deadline to Apply for Meeting with a Biophysicist (Undergraduates Only)
  • April 12: Deadline for Symposium Registration

If you have any questions or wish to update information provided during your registration process, please contact our conference organizer, Dr. Daniel Capelluto.

Keynote Speakers

keynote speaker linda columbusLinda Columbus
Associate Professor of Biological Physics
University of Virginia

Linda Columbus's research seeks to determine the structure and conformational changes of membrane proteins involved in bacterial infection using a combination of site-directed spin labeling (SDSL), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, and X-ray crystallography. Her laboratory also develops tools to accelerate membrane protein structure determination by these methods.


keynote speaker kylie waltersMark Foster
Professor of Biochemistry
Ohio State University

Mark Foster uses nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) and other biochemical and biophysical techniques to understand the structure and function of biological macromolecules, and to decipher the ways in which they recognize and interact with each other. His group tackles a range of fascinating questions, including how genes are regulated, how enzymes catalyze chemical reactions, and how drug-like molecules bind and inhibit their cellular targets. 

Symposium Supporters

The Second Molecular Biophysics Symposium is being made possible through support from the following organizations:

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