Frontiers in Biophysics: Forum 2008.

January 19, 2008, Downtown Vancouver's SFU Harbour Centre

'Frontiers in Biophysics: Forum 2008' will occur on January 19, 2008 in downtown Vancouver's SFU Harbour Centre. At the corner of W. Hastings and Richards St., this location is very accessible by transit. For example, it is situated less than two blocks away from the Skytrain Waterfront station.

The event runs from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm. A tentative schedule follows.

pack up at 17:45
Time Program Details
8:30 Registration
SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1430
9:00 Keynote Speaker Melanie O'Neill (SFU Chemistry)
Functionally distinct dynamics in structurally homologous biomolecules

10:30 Graduate student talks abstracts
12:30 Lunch (provided)
13:30 Square One Workshop:

Choose one of A, B or C to attend for each time slot. The focus of each workshop slot is different, so feel free to switch at break time. The first hour of each workshop provides an overview of the scientific field. The second hour will promote discussion and is geared towards those familiar with the field.

A: Observing and modeling organelle transport in living cells

Michael Silverman (Biology) & Eric Cytrynbaum (Mathematics)

B: Programming the fate of cells

Esther Verheyen (MBB) & Eldon Emberly (Physics)

C: Probing an individual among the masses

Nancy Forde (Physics), John Bechhoefer (Physics), Carl Hansen (Physics), Andre Marziali (Physics) & Hongbin Li (Chemistry)

14:50 Square Two Workshop:
In-depth Discussion
16:00 Poster Session abstracts
18:00 End of Event Head out to dinner with your Biophysics peers!

Note: There will be refreshments available during breaks throughout the day.