Mari DeMarco, Chair (2014)
Zev Bryant, Chair Elect (2015)
Jan Lipfert, Past Chair (2013)
The Molecular Biophysics Subgroup is comprised of about 300 members with interests that span all areas of molecular biophysics. In particular these areas include:
- structures, conformational switching, and deformational dynamics of biological macromolecules and their supramolecular assemblies.
- thermodynamics and kinetics of the processes that these macromolecules undergo, such as DNA replication, protein synthesis, self-assembly, self-organization, molecular recognition and binding, signaling, catalysis, and metabolic control.
- responses of biological macromolecular systems to various imposed perturbations, such as (a) changes in temperature, ligand concentration, ionic strength, water activity, solvent polarity, hydrostatic pressure, osmotic pressure of volume-exclusion agents, denaturant concentration, and mutation of the primary sequence, (b) electric, magnetic, electromagnetic and hydrodynamic flow fields, and (c) stretching, bending and torsional strain.
- diffusive, field-induced, and convective transport of both small and large molecules under various conditions, or through various media or channels of biophysical, biochemical or biological relevance.
- experimental methods (physical, molecular biological, and chemical) that are used to isolate and characterize biological macromolecules and assess their relevant properties, or to achieve particular assembly or folding targets.
- theoretical and computational methods used to interpret previous results and future experiments.
Annually, the Subgroup holds a topical symposium, which is organized by the current Subgroup Chair.
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2013 Annual Meeting Program
Past Molecular Biophysics Chairs
Past Molecular Biophysics Symposium Topics
Molecular Biophysics Bylaws