Frontiers in Biophysics

  • Date: 02/26/2011

Keynote Speaker:


Prof. Tim Elston (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

"Polarity establishment and chemotropic growth in budding yeast"



Talk Session A:


Saeed Saberi (Chromosome Driven Spatial Patterning of Proteins in Bacteria)

William Carlquist (Analysis of MinD and MinE Oscillation and Pattern Formation in E. coli)

Nahid Jetha (Single molecule investigation of prion protein structural transitions important in disease)

Geoffrey Woollard (Computational redesign of the N-end rule protein ClpS)


Talk Session B:


Josh Zukewich (Update rules for evolutionary dynamics on a graph)

Bernhard Konrad (Stochastic-model predictions on the emergence of drug-resistance against anti-retroviral treatments for HIV)

Lisa Bishop (The Hidden Energy in the Noise as the Origin of Noise-induced Phenomena in Biochemical Systems) Talk


Session C:


Sara Sadeghi (Using a coarse-grained atomistic model to study coiled-coils and their designability)

S. Majid Hosseini (Effect of malaria merozoites on the deformability of infected RBC)

Paolo Lobo (Plasticity in Cardiac Ryanodine Receptors: a Structural Rescue in Arrhythmias)

Lynn Kimlicka (Crystallographic investigation of several malignant hyperthermia mutations in Ryanodine Receptors)


University of British Columbia


Frontiers in Biophysics 2011 is a one-day conference highlighting interdisciplinary research within the areas of biology, biophysics, and computational and mathematical biology in the greater Vancouver area. This conference is intended to provide an avenue for learning, discussion and collaboration amongst local scientists from undergraduates to emeritus. The fifth annual conference of its kind, Frontiers in Biophysics 2011 will be held on the UBC campus in Vancouver on Saturday February 26, 2011. The schedule will include student presentations, a poster session, and a keynote address by Professor Tim Elston from the University of North Carolina, who is an active researcher in computational and system biology.



Abstracts / Downloads / Reports: 

8:30 - 9:00 Registration

9:00 - 10:30 Talk Session A

10:30 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 12:00 Plenary talk

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 14:00 Talk Session B

14:00 - 14:15 Break

14:15 - 15:30 Talk Session C

15:30 - 15:45 Break

15:45 - 17:45 Poster Session

17:45 - ...... Social at Koerner's Pub


This schedule is tentative and subject to change.


Eric Cytrynbaum (UBC)

William Holmes (UBC)

Kelly Paton (UBC)

Nessy Tania (UBC)

Other Information: 

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