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  • AUDITORIUM
    17:30 WELCOME ADDRESS
    18:00 PLENARY LECTURE
    Harnessing Evolution to create new medicines
    Sir Gregory Paul Winter

    Chair: Anthony Watts, UK
    • AUDITORIUM
      09:00 PLENARY LECTURE
      Eukaryotic organelles: deciphering their interdependency, structure and dynamics with new imaging technologies
      Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, USA

      Chair: María García-Parajo, Spain
      10:00-12:45



      PROTEIN FOLDING
      Chairs: Ana Azuaga, Spain and  Jacqueline Cherfils, France

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      nvited speakers:
      10:00
      Understanding alpha-synuclein amyloid self-assembly and its associated toxicity

      Nunilo Cremades, Spain

      10:30
      Dodging the crisis of folding proteins with non-trivial topology - new challenges.

      Joanna Sulkowska, Powland

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      11:30
      The structural determinants of the toxicity of misfolded protein oligomers associated with neurodegenerative diseases

      Fabrizio Chiti, Italy

      Short Talks:
      12:00
      Prion soft amyloid core driven self-assembly of globular proteins into bioactive nanofibrils

      Weiqiang Wang, Spain
      12:15
      Unravelling the details of the conformational cycle of the Hsp90 chaperone

      Katarzyna Tych, Germany
      12:30
      Strategically positioned slow codons support protein folding

      Michal Perach, Israel
      MADRID
      10:00-12:45



      DNA ARCHITECTURE AND GENE REGULATION
      Chairs: Masaki Sasai, Japan and Helmut Schiessel, Netherlands

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      nvited speakers:
      10:00
      DNA release from histones in nucleosome core particles: measurements and models

      Lois Pollack, USA
      10:30
      Gene control with a “twist”: Exploring the dynamic chromatin landscape

      Beat Fierz, Switzerland

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      11:30
      Chromosome organization in living human cells revealed by single nucleosome imaging

      Kazuhiro Maeshima, Japan

      Short Talks:
      12:00
      Non-specific action of polyamines leads to specific changes in structure and function of DNA

      Takashi Nishio, Japan
      12:15
      Simulating the binding of Pioneer Transcription Factors to the nucleosome

      Jan Huertas, Germany
      12:30
      Dependence of DNA Persistence Length on Ionic Strength and Ion Type
      Catherine Tardin, France
      ROMA
      10:00-12:45



      MECHANOBIOLOGY
      Chair: Pere Roca-Cusachs, Spain

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      nvited speakers:
      10:00
      Mechanically and biochemically induced pathways regulating integrin-dependent cell adhesion

      Nico Strohmeyer, Switzerland
      10:30
      Molecular to cellular mechanics at short timescales

      Felix Rico, France

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      11:30
      Mechanosensitive actomyosin network dynamics and migration plasticity in 3D environments

      Verena Ruprecht, Spain

      Short Talks:
      12:00
      Activation of human aortic valve interstitial cells by local stiffness in Calcific Aortic Valve Disease

      Loredana Casalis, Italy
      12:15
      Role of Rab8A and Caveolin-1 in the interplay between cell mechanotransduction and cholesterol trafficking
      Giulio Fulgoni, Spain

      12:30
      The Mechanical Work of Vinculin Binding to Talin Regulates Vinculin Activation

      Rafael Tapia Rojo, USA
      PARÍS
      10:00-12:45



      BIOPHYSICS OF CYTOSKELETON
      Chairs: Marisela Velez, Spain and Andreas Janshoff, Germany

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      nvited speakers:
      10:00
      Mind the gap: polyampholytes meet the neuronal skeleton

      Roy Beck, Israel
      10:30
      Reconstitution of basic mitotic spindles in Cell-like confinement

      Marleen Dogterom, the Netherlands

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      11:30
      The spindle is a composite of two permeating polar gels

      Jan Brugués, Germany

      Short Talks:
      12:00
      Structure dissection of a contractile phage tail tube

      Birgit Habenstein, France
      12:15
      Ultrafast tracking reveals the function of structural domains of single proteins

      Kristýna Holanová, Czech Republic
      12:30
      Nucleotide and Osmolyte Induced Folding of FtsZ from Staphylococcus aureus

      Sonia Huecas, Spain
      12:45-14:30 LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION
    • AUDITORIUM
      14:30 PLENARY LECTURE
      Shaping Membranes with Proteins and Cytoskeleton: Deciphering Mechanisms with Reconstituted Systems
      Patricia Bassereau, France

      Chair: John Seddon, UK
      15:15 AVANTI-EBSA MEMBRANE BIOPHYSICS AWARD
      Chair: Anthony Watts, President EBSA

      Control of organelle dynamics by membrane curvature and lipid unsaturation
      Bruno Antonny, France
      16:00-16:30 EBSA YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD
      Chair: Anthony Watts, President EBSA

      Sensing the matrix: transducing mechanical signals from integrins to the nucleus
      Pere Roca-Cusachs, Spain


      16:30 – 17:00 COFFEE BREAK
      17:00-19:15
      MEMBRANE STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS
      Chairs: Claudia Steinem, Germany and Felix Goñi, Spain

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      nvited speakers:
      17:00
      Lessons Learned from Complex Mimics of Biological Membranes

      Georg Pabst, Austria
      17:30
      Regulating the dynamic interactions between herpes simplex viruses and cell-surface glycosaminoglycans.

      Marta Bally, Sweden

      18:00
      IQGAP1 links phosphoinositide signaling to the cytoskeleton and promotes cytoskeletal reorganization

      Arne Gericke, USA

      Short Talks:
      18:30
      Adsorption kinetics of pulmonary surfactant complexes purified from bronchoalveolar lavages of porcine lungs and human amniotic fluid

      José Carlos Castillo-Sánchez, Spain
      18:45
      Microfluidic platforms for the handling, manipulation, and analysis of model cells

      Tom Robinson, Germany
      19:00
      Quantified Efficiency of Membrane Leakage Events Relates to Antimicrobial Selectivity

      Maria Hoernke, Germany
      MADRID
      17:00-19:15
















      CELLULAR PROLIFERATION
      Chair: Juan M. R, Parrondo, Spain

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      nvited speakers:
      17:00
      Dynamics of bacterial swarms and biofilms

      Knut Drescher, Germany
      17:30
      Biophysical Concepts Applied to Tumor Progression

      Herbert Levine, USA

      18:00
      How molecular forces shape bacterial biofilms

      Berenike Maier, Germany

      Short Talks:
      18:30
      A nonequilibrium phase transition theory for the formation of diverse homeostasis and the emergence of systematic aging in multicellular systems

      Yuting Lou, Japan
      18:45
      Molecular architecture of bacterial amyloids in Bacillus biofilms

      Nadia El Mammeri, France
      19:00
      Microviscosity of bacterial biofilm matrix characterized by fluorescence correlation spectroscopy and single particle tracking
      Valentin Dunsing, Germany
      ROMA
      17:00-19:15

















      TRAFFICKING AND SIGNALLING
      Chairs: Ana Garcia-Saez, Germany and Carlo Manzo, Spain

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      nvited speakers:
      17:00
      Systematic superresolution analysis of endocytosis reveals an actin nucleation nano-template that drives efficient vesicle formation

      Jonas Ries, Germany
      17:30
      Shedding new light on the nanoscale organization of GPCR signalling

      Davide Calebiro, UK

      18:00
      Cryo-EM structural analysis of focal adhesion machinery

      Naoko Mizuno, Germany

      Short Talks:
      18:30
      TANGO1 Regulates Membrane Tension to Mediate Collagen Export from the Endoplasmic Reticulum

      Felix Campelo, Spain
      18:45
      Facile membrane flow and tension equilibration at a presynaptic nerve terminal
      Erdem Karatekin, USA 

      19:00
      Allosteric regulation of small GTPases at the surface of membranes

      Jacqueline Cherfils, France
      PARÍS
      17:00-19:15

















      NON-EQUILIBRIUM PHYSICS
      Chairs: Udo Seifert, Germany

      Invited speakers:
      17:00
      How rotating ATP synthases can modulate membrane structure

      Ivan Lopez-Montero, Spain (Premio Enrique Pérez-Paya SBE )
      17:30
      Quantifying and modelling active motion in biological systems

      Timo Betz, Germany

      18:00
      Dynamics of nanoparticle and virus uptake at cell membranes

      Ulrich Schwarz, Germany

      Short Talks:
      18:30
      Non-Equilibrium Processes in Proteins Triggered by Light: Excited States Molecular Dynamics Perspective

      Wieslaw Nowak, Poland
      18:45
      1/f noise in ion channels formed by the Classical Swine Fever Virus (CSFV) p7 protein

      Antonio Alcaraz, Spain
      19:00
      Biophysical models of mRNA translation applied to ribosome profiling data

      Juraj Szavits-Nossan, United Kingdom
    • AUDITORIUM
      09:00 PLENARY LECTURE
      Overcoming the multiscale simulation challenge for biomolecular systems
      Gregory Voth, USA

      Chair: Ilpo Vattulainen, Finland
      10:00-12:45



















      BIOMOLECULAR SIMULATION I
      Chairs: Claudio Soares, Portugal and  Ilpo Vattulainen, Finland

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      nvited speakers:
      10:00
      Deep learning for molecular biophysics

      Frank Noe, Germany
      10:30
      Sculpting cell membranes by protein nanomachines.

      Andela Saric, UK

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      11:30
      Pentameric ligand-gated ion channels: new crystal structures and MD simulations

      Marc Delarue, France

      Short Talks:
      12:00
      Automated cryo-EM structure refinement using correlation-driven molecular dynamics

      Maxim Igaev, Germany
      12:15
      Aβ peptides and β-sheet breakers. A coarse grained molecular dynamics approach using GO-Martini

      Aishwarya Dhar, Italy
      12:30
      Effect of pH on the influenza fusion peptide structure and activity: A constant-pH molecular dynamics approach

      Diana Lousa, Portugal
      MADRID
      10:00-12:45



















      MACROMOLECULAR COMPLEXES
      Chairs: Tony Wilkinson, UK and Irene Diaz-Moreno, Spain

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      nvited speakers:
      10:00
      Recent insights into the peptide-loading complex machinery

      Simon Trowitzch, Germany
      10:30
      LUBAC and linear ubiquitin chains: novel tools to study immune signalling

      Katrin Rittinger, UK

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      11:30
      Analysing cryoEM data quality in the post resolution revolution era: Validity criteria

      José M. Carazo, Spain

      Short Talks:
      12:00
      Histone tails in nucleosome: fuzzy interaction with DNA

      Sevastyan Rabdano, Russia
      12:15
      New protein-protein interaction modulators for the therapeutic regulation of synapse dysfunction in neurodevelopmental disorders and neurodegeneration

      Maria Jose Sanchez-Barrena, Spain
      12:30
      Structural characterisation of tissue-derived, disease-associated polymers of alpha-1-antitrypsin using conformation-selective antibodies and single-particle reconstructions from electron microscopy images
      James Irving, UK
      ROMA
      10:00-12:45



















      BIOPHYSICS OF MEMBRANE OXIDATION
      Chairs: Manuel Prieto, Portugal and Rosangela Itri, Brazil

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      nvited speakers:
      10:00
      Photosensitized oxidation of lipid membranes: yields and rates of chemical and physical changes

      Mauricio da Silva, Brazil
      10:30
      Achievements, challenges and hopes in the biophysical analysis of oxidised (phospho)lipids

      Ana Reis, Portugal

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      11:30
      Oxysterols and Truncated Oxidized Phospholipids in Model Membranes

      Martin Hof, Czech Republic

      Short Talks:
      12:00
      Lipids as substrates and dynamic activators: pro-apoptotic lipid peroxidation at the mitochondrial membrane surface

      Patrick Van Der Wel, Netherlands
      12:15
      The effect of oxidised cholesterol on model red blood cell membranes
      Paul Smith, UK
      12:30
      Lipid curvature modulates function of mitochondrial membrane proteins

      Olga Jovanovic, Austria
      PARÍS
      10:00-12:45



















      EVOLUTIONARY DYNAMICS
      Chair: Susanna Manrubia, Spain

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      nvited speakers:
      10:00
      Eco-evolutionary dynamics during Escherichia coli colonization of the mouse gut

      Isabel Gordo, Portugal
      10:30
      Evolutionary Biology of Cell Division: Integrating Quantitative Genetics and Cellular Biophysics

      Daniel Needelman, USA

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      11:30
      Universal properties of genotype-phenotype maps

      Sebastian Ahnert, UK

      Short Talks:
      12:00
      ScarTrace: CRISPR/Cas9-mediated clonal tracing in zebrafish embryonic development and regeneration

      Anna Alemany,  The Netherlands (Premio Antalgenics SBE)
      12:15
      Rare beneficial mutations cannot halt Muller's ratchet in spatial populations

      Su-Chan Park, South Korea
      12:30
      Exploring phenotypic variability of bacteria using microfluidic cell traps

      Ágnes Ábrahám, Hungary
      12:45-14:30 LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION
      13:00-15:00 MEETING OF EBSA Presidents
    • AUDITORIUM
      15:00 PLENARY LECTURE (Biophysical Society Lecture)
      Cryo-EM to visualize structure and dynamics of complex biological macromolecular assemblies
      Eva Nogales, USA

      Chair: Jose Carrascosa, Madrid
      15:45 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Biological Physics 2019
      Chair: Ramin Golestanian, Chair C6-IUPAP

      Bacterial collective behaviors
      Knut Drescher, Germany
      16:00 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Biological Physics 2018
      Chair: Jeff Gore, USA, Vice-Chair

      Thermodynamics of biological active matter
      Nikta Fakhari, USA
      16:30-19:15



      PROTEIN STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
      Chairs: Mark Baldus, Netherlands and Juan Hermoso, Spain

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      nvited speakers:
      16:30
      Unraveling the role of SepF in the early actinobacterial divisome

      Pedro Alzari, France
      17:00
      Molecular Basis for the Extra-Mitochondrial Roles of Cytochrome C in Cell Life and Death.
      Miguel Ángel de la Rosa, Spain

      17:30 -18:00 COFFEE BREAK

      18:00
      Atomistic Simulation of Biomolecular Function: Ribosomal Translation and Ligand Binding Heterogeneity
       
      Helmut Grubmüller, Germany

      Short Talks:
      18:30
      Campylobacter jejuni Tlp3 dCache sensing domain specifically recognises hydrophobic amino acids

      Mohammad Firoz Khan, Australia
      18:45
      Dynamics of intrinsically disordered and unfolded proteins: investigations using neutron spin-echo spectroscopy

      Andreas Stadler, Germany
      19:00
      Side chain to main chain hydrogen bonds stabilize a polyglutamine helix in the activation domain of a transcription factor

      Albert Escobedo, Spain
      MADRID
      16:30-19:15



      CELL MEMBRANE BIOPHYSICS (CPL Symposium)
      Chairs: Pierre Emmanuel Milhiet, France and Gemma Fabries, Spain

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      nvited speakers:
      16:30
      Cholesterol modulation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor single molecule and nanocluster trajectories

      Francisco Barrantes, Argentina
      17:00
      Morphology of Membrane Contact Sites Contributes to the Regulation of the Phosphatidylinositol Cycle
      Richard Epand, Canada

      17:30-18:00 COFFEE BREAK

      18:00
      The Role of DGPP in PA mediated stress signaling
       
      Edgard, Koijmann, USA

      Short Talks:
      18:30
      Linking Structure, Stability and Function in the Anti-Measles Virus Action of Tocopherol-Derivatized Peptide Nanoparticles

      Tiago N. Figueira, Portugal (Prize SBfP)
      18:45
      Antimicrobial Peptides Impair Bacteria Cell Structure Within Seconds

      Enrico F. Semeraro, Austria
      19:00
      Elucidating the nanoscale architecture of the plasma membrane with super-resolution spectroscopy
      Erdinc Sezgin, UK
      ROMA
      16:30-19:15



      NEW FRONTIERS IN BIOIMAGING
      Chairs: Silvia Caponi, Italy and Laszlo Matyus, Hungary             

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      nvited speakers:
      16:30
      Faster and gentler optical nanoscopy for brain cell imaging

      Ilaria Testa, Sweden
      17:00
      The mesolens: a new instrument for 3d optical imaging of large biological specimens with sub-cellular resolution throughout
      Gail McConnell, UK

      17:30-18:00 COFFEE BREAK

      18:00
      Brillouin Microscopy for cell and tissue biomechanics

      Giuliano Scarcelli, USA

      Short Talks:
      18:30
      Wavefront shaping for low background, high resolution STED-FCS in three dimensions

      Aurélien Barbotin, UK
      18:45
      High density single particle tracking reveals nano- and meso-scale dynamic organization of plasma membrane receptors in living cells
      Nicolas Mateos Estevez, Spain
      19:00
      Photophysics and engineering of transgene labels for optoacoustics

      Andre C. Stiel, Germany
      PARÍS
      16:30-19:15



      GENE NETWORK DYNAMICS AND SIGNALING
      Chairs: Marta Ibañez, Spain 

      Invited speakers:
      16:30
      Stochastic Turing patterns in the development of a one-dimensional organism

      Joel Stavans, Israel
      17:00
      Human time vs. Mouse time: in vitro segmentation clock as a model system
      Miki Ebisuya, Spain

      17:30-18:00 COFFEE BREAK

      18:00
      Distinguishing dormant from dead by triggering life in spores

      Hyun Youk, Netherlands

      Short Talks:
      18:30
      Post-transcriptional regulation, noise and spatial transcript localization of small RNA-controlled genes in an Escherichia coli stress response network
      Rinat Arbel-Goren, Israel

      18:45
      Modeling cytoneme guidance for Hedgehog signaling
      Adrián Aguirre-Tamaral, Spain

      19:00
      Androgen receptor phosphorylation at Serine 96: influence on protein structure, function and interaction network

      Laura Tosatto, Italy

      19:15-20:15 NATIONAL ASSEMBLIES
    • AUDITORIUM
      09:00 PLENARY LECTURE 6
      Titin folding powers muscle contraction
      Julio Fernandez, USA

      Chair: Jorge Alegre-Cebollada, Spain
      10:00-12:45



















      MECHANISMS OF MEMBRANE PROTEINS
      Chair: Antonio Ferrer, Spain and Elena Pohl, Austria

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      nvited speakers:
      10:00
      Factors affecting Ion Permeation through K+-Channels

      Carmen Domene, UK
      10:30
      The first human lacking functional TRPV1 channel: Implications onTRPV1 functions in nociception.

      Baruk Minke, Israel

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      11:30
      Optoelectrical dynamics of BK channel activation

      Teresa Giraldez, Spain

      Short Talks:
      12:00
      Structural insight into TRPV5 channel function and modulation

      Jenny Van Der Wijst, Netherlands
      12:15
      Biophysical insights into membrane fission mediated by ESCRT-III

      Vasil Georgiev, Germany
      12:30
      Ion transport, interfacial effects and scaling behavior in protein channels

      Vicente Aguilella, Spain
      MADRID
      10:00-12:45



















      SINGLE MOLECULE BIOPHYSICS
      Chairs: Nuno Santos, Portugal and David Rueda, UK

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      nvited speakers:
      10:00
      The mechanical stability of proteins regulates their translocation rate into the cell nucleus

      Sergi Garcia-Manyes, UK
      10:30
      Mechanosensitive states of the giant muscle protein titin

      Miklos Kellermayer, Hungary

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      11:30
      Single-molecule live-cell imaging of mRNA life cycle

      María Carmo-Fonseca, UK

      Short Talks:
      12:00
      ParB dynamics and the critical role of the C-terminal domain in DNA condensation unveiled by combined Magnetic Tweezers and TIRF Microscopy

      Julene Madariaga-Marcos, Spain
      12:15
      A folding nucleus and minimal ATP binding domain of Hsp70 identified by single-molecule force spectroscopy

      Gabriel Zoldak, Slovakia
      12:30
      Single-molecule dissection of the dihydrofolate reductase reaction revealed multiple conformers leading to a catalytic product release
      Nicole Galenkamp, Netherlands
      ROMA
      10:00-12:45



















      BIOPHYSICS OF IMMUNE RESPONSE
      Chairs: Jean Marie Ruysschaert, Belgium and Mario Castro, Spain

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      nvited speakers:
      10:00
      Membrane Sensing and Remodelling during the immune synapse. A spatiotemporal adaptive tale of lipid packing dynamics and collective assembly

      Jorge Bernardino de la Serna, Spain
      10:30
      Mechanosensing via immunoreceptors

      Cheng Zhu, USA

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      11:30
      The role of oligomeric scaffolds in inflammatory signal transduction through Toll-like receptors and MyD88

      Nick Gay, UK

      Short Talks:
      12:00
      Insights into the Molecular Mechanism of Lipids/Toll-Like Receptors Interaction

      Malvina Pizzuto, Spain
      12:15
      Super-resolution microscopy analysis of molecular interactions between epithelial cells and tissue-resident T cells in mouse epidermis
      Dmitry Ushakov, UK
      12:30
      Shape matters: Towards a molecular understanding of the innate immune response to microbial lipids

      Andra Schromm, Germany
      12:45-15:00 LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION
    • AUDITORIUM
      15:00-16:15








      NEW AND NOTABLE
      Chairs: Anthony Watts, UK and Maria Garcia-Parajo, Spain

      15:00
      A molecular mechanism for transthyretin amyloidogenesis

      Trevor Forsyth, France
      15:25
      Cryo-EM of Helical Polymers at Near Atomic Resolution Yields Surprises: From Microbial Nanowires to Indestructible Pili.
      Edward H. Egelman, USA
      15:50
      To spread or not to spread: the mechanosensitive dilemma of T cells

      Kheya Senguptaa, France
      16:15-19:00



















      BIOMOLECULAR SIMULATION II
      Chairs: Claudio Soares, Portugal and Ilpo Vattulainen, Finland

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      nvited speakers:
      16:15
      Advances in Multiscale Simulation of DNA

      Modesto Orozco, Spain
      16:45
      Nanoparticle-bio interactions: the role of interface composition, conformation and softness
      Giulia Rossi, Italy

      17:15-17:45 COFFEE BREAK

      17:45
      Lipid regulation of structure, dynamics, energetics, and function of membrane proteins

      Emad Tajkhorshid, USA

      Short Talks:
      18:15
      The catalytic mechanism of MB-COMT: new drug design paradigm?

      Alex Bunker, Finland
      18:30
      Combining theoretical and experimental approaches to understand the mechanism of antibiotic permeation: implications on the fight against bacterial resistance

      Carla F. Sousa, Portugal
      18:45
      Exploring Conformational Transitions and Free Energy Profiles of Proton Coupled oligopeptide Transport
      Mariana Batista, Brazil
      MADRID
      16:15-19:00



















      LIVE IMAGING AND OPTICAL MICROSCOPY
      Chair: Susanne Fenz, Germany

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      nvited speakers:
      16:15
      Faster and better: taking localisation microscopy into live cells

      Susan Cox, UK
      16:45
      A Multi Messenger microscope to paint chromatin in cell
      Alberto Diaspro, Italy

      17:15-17:45 COFFEE BREAK

      17:45
      Looking into the nursery of platelets: Imaging of the bone marrow in vivo, in vitro and in silico

      Katrin Heinze, Germany

      Short Talks:
      18:15
      Strong cytoskeleton activity on millisecond timescales upon particle binding revealed by ROCS microscopy

      Felix Jünger, Germany
      18:30
      Multiplexed single-molecule fluorescence imaging by FRET-PAINT
      Nina Deußner-Helfmann, Germany
      18:45
      In vivo single-molecule imaging of DNA gyrase
      Ji-Eun Lee, UK
      ROMA
      16:15-19:00



















      ACTIVE MATTER AND BIOLOGICAL SELF-ORGANIZATION
      Chairs: Ramin Golestanian, Germany

      Invited speakers:
      16:15
      ctive Polymers and Membranes

      Gerhard Gompper, Germany
      16:45
      The microtubule/kinesin system: A versatile realization of an active nematic
      Francesc Sagues, Spain

      17:15-17:45 COFFEE BREAK

      17:45
      Spontaneous tension cable generation and convergence-extension flows in the gastrulating chick embryo

      Silke Henkes, UK

      Short Talks:
      18:15
      Design principles for robust self-assembly of multiple biological structures from limited resources

      Deb Sankar Banerjee, UK
      18:30
      Active phase separation in mixtures of chemically-interacting particles

      Jaime Agudo-Canalejo, UK
      18:45
      Self-organization of ciliary beats in bronchial epithelium
      Simon Gsell, France
      PARIS
      14:00-15:00 INFORMATION SESSION
      The European Research Council – Funding for frontier research in Europe

      Janne Salo, Finland , European Research Council Executive Agency
      Andela Šarić, UK, Starting grantee
      Cait MacPhee, UK,, Advanced Grant panel chair 2018
      16:15-19:00



















      IONIC LIQUIDS AND BIOMOLECULES
      Chairs: Hans-Joachim Galla, Germany and  Pietro Ballone, Ireland

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      nvited speakers:
      16:15
      Ionic liquids in bio-systems: from model biomembranes to living cells

      Antonio Benedetto, Ireland
      16:45
      Aqueous Ionic Liquids: Consequences for Biological Stabilities

      Jens Smiatek, Germany

      17:15-17:45 COFFEE BREAK

      17:45
      Studying fundamental role of ionic interactions to connect structure and properties of ionic liquids with biological activity

      Valentine Ananikov, Russia

      Short Talks:
      18:15
      Probing the effect of a room temperature ionic liquid on self-assembled structure of phospholipid membranes

      Saheli Mitra, India
      18:30
      The effect of
      imidazolium-based ionic liquids on human insulin aggregation/amyloid fibrillization
      Vladimir Vanik, Slovakia
      18:45
      Effect of Ionic Liquids on the Mechanoelasticity of Biomembranes: from Model Phospholipid Bilayers to Living Cells

      Pallavi Kumari, Ireland
      19:00-20:00 EBSA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
    • AUDITORIUM
      09:00 PLENARY LECTURE
      Nonequilibrium stresses and fluxes: compositional organization at the cell surface and organelle morphodynamics
      Madan Rao, India

      Chair: Juan M. R. Parrondo, Spain
      10:00-12:45



















      LIPID AND LIPIDOME
      Chairs: John Seddon, UK and  Francisco Monroy, Spain

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      nvited speakers:
      10:00
      Membrane remodeling by the amyloidogenic peptide IAPP: surface crowing relevance

      Manuel Prieto, Portugal
      10:30
      How the globoside Gb3 partitions in phase-separated membranes.

      Claudia Steinem, Germany

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      11:30
      Curvature rigidity of asymmetric and differentially stressed membranes

      Markus Deserno, USA

      Short Talks:
      12:00
      Formation of membrane domains: insight from simulations on different scales

      Andreas Heuer, Germany
      12:15
      Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations to explain biomembrane meso-patterning by a composition-curvature coupling mechanism

      Julie Cornet, France
      12:30
      Biophysical properties of 1-deoxyceramides in ordered and disordered bilayers
      Felix M Goñi, Spain
      MADRID
      10:00-12:45



















      BIG DATA IN BIOPHYSICS
      Chairs: Remy Monasson, France and  Alfonso Valencia, Spain

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      nvited speakers:
      10:00
      A systems approach to understanding the allosteric mechanism of pyruvate kinase M2

      Franca Fraternali, UK
      10:30
      Statistical mechanics of protein evolution: From models to algorithms

      Ugo Bastolla, Spain

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      11:30
      Combining imaging and gene expression data in mathematical models for immuno-oncology

      Vera Pancaldi, France

      Short Talks:
      12:00
      Real-time dynamic changes in serum metabolome during the anticancer treatment by means of NMR-based metabolomics

      Lukasz Boguszewicz, Poland
      12:15
      Decrypting interaction fingerprints in protein molecular surfaces

      Bruno Correia, Switzerland
      12:30
      Bayesian inference and machine learning approaches to determine protein copy number from localization microscopy
      Carlo Manzo, Spain
      ROMA
      10:00-12:45



















      INSTRUCT-ERIC: INTEGRATING ACCESS TO BIOPHYSICS AND STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY IN EUROPE
      Chair: Ray Owens, UK

      I
      nvited speakers:
      10:00
      Structure and mechanism of bactericidal mammalian perforin-2, an ancient agent of innate immunity

      Rob Gilbert, UK
      10:30
      NMR-based hybrid approaches for cellular structural biology

      Marc Baldus, Netherlands

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      11:30
      Towards High Throughput cryoEM data acquisition and processing, assuring reproducibility

      Jose-Maria Carazo, Spain

      Short Talks:
      12:00
      Access to structural biology and biophysics technologies through Instruct-ERIC

      Naomi Gray, UK
      12:15
      Crystal structures of bacteriophage receptor binding proteins
      Mark J. Van Raaij, Spain
      12:30
      The Cryo-EM Structure of a Non-toxic Greek Key Oligomer of Alpha Synuclein
      Ritobrita Chakraborty, India
      PARIS
      10:00-12:45



















      LIQUID-LIQUID PHASE SEPARATION IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
      Chair: Mauro della Serra, Italy

      I
      nvited speakers:
      10:00
      Bacterial division protein phase-separated condensates: biochemical and functional consequences (Bruker SBE Prize)

      German Rivas, Spain
      10:30
      Light controlled cytoplasmic transport to probe cellular organization

      Mortiz Kreysing, Germany

      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

      11:30
      Multivalency of proteins in cellular phase separation

      Samuel Safran, Israel

      Short Talks:
      12:00
      General sol to gel transition of liquid-liquid phase separated protein under shear

      Yi Shen, UK
      12:15
      Recapitulation of nucleocytoplasmic transport with phase-separation of engineered protein repeats

      Sheung Chun Ng, Germany
      12:30
      Protein phase transition: from biology towards new dynamic protein materials

      Paolo Arosio, Switzerland
      12:45-15:00 LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION
      14:00-15:00 EBSA EC SECOND MEETING
    • AUDITORIUM
      15:00-17:45




















      MOLECULAR MOTORS
      Chairs: Christoph Schmidt, USA and José Carrascosa, Spain

      I
      nvited speakers:
      15:00
      Cooperative Functions of Molecular Motor Assemblies
      Shin'Ichi Ishiwata, Japan
      15:30
      A molecular hurdle race: How does DNA polymerase deal with SSBs stably bound to the template?
      Borja Ibarra, Spain

      16:00-16:30 COFFEE BREAK

      16:30
      A ratchet mechanism governs load adaptation by branched actin networks

      Peter Bieling, Germany

      Short Talks:
      17:00
      Kinesin-2 stepping reflects its heteromeric nature

      Willi L. Stepp, Germany
      17:15
      Reverse stroke of cardiac myosin revealed by single molecule microscopy is essential for heart function

      Yongtae Hwang, Japan
      17:30
      Artificial Assembly of the Bacterial Flagella Motor on DNA Scaffolds
      Sophie Hertel, Australia

      MADRID
      15:00-17:45



















      TISSUE BIOPHYSICS AND MORPHOGENESIS
      Chair: Francoise Brochard-Wyart, France

      I
      nvited speakers:
      15:00
      Forming, watching and stressing organoids

      Pierre Nassoy, France
      15:30
      Physics of epithelial folds and flows
      Guillaume Salbreux, UK

      16:00-16:30 COFFEE BREAK

      16:30
      Bacterial colonies as active droplets - from single cells to continuum theory

      Vasily Zaburdaev, Germany

      Short Talks:
      17:00
      Biomimetic emulsions probe the mechanics of tissues

      Lea-Laetitia Pontani, France
      17:15
      Mechano-transduction and coordination of epithelial cells during Drosophila morphogenesis
      Matthias Häring, Germany
      17:30
      A hydraulic instability underlies oocyte size selection in C.elegans
      Arghyadip Mukherjee, Germany
      ROMA
      15:00-17:45



















      EMERGING BREAKTHROUGH MOLECULAR-SCALE BIOPHYSICS METHODOLOGIES (ARBRE-MOBIEU COST Action)
      Chairs: Patrick England, France and Isabel Alves, France

      Invited speakers:
      15:00
      Adventures with dynamic and disordered systems

      Perdita Barran, UK
      15:30
      Access to Atomic Resolution Structural Information of Homo-Repeats: The Huntingtin Case
      Pau Bernado, France

      16:00-16:30 COFFEE BREAK

      16:30
      Investigating the bacterial translocon at the single molecule level

      Peter Hinterdorfer, Austria

      Short Talks:
      17:00
      Correlative μ-Brillouin and μ-Raman spectroscopy: emerging tool for simultaneous mechanical and chemical analysis of cells and tissues

      Silvia Caponi, Italy
      17:15
      Revisiting the structure-function relationship with mass photometry

      Gavin Young, UK
      17:30
      Hierarchical micro- and nanostructured surface architectures for label-free spectroscopic and microscopic protein interrogation
      Julia Flesch, Germany
      AUDITORIUM
      18:00



       

      CLOSING PLENARY LECTURE
      MINFLUX Nanoscopy: Superresolution post Nobel
      Stefan Hell, Germany

      Chair: Jesús Pérez-Gil, President (Elect) EBSA

      19:00 CLOSING CEREMONY
      21:00 CONGRESS DINNER
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