• Biophysical Society Meeting
    20-23, 2020
    University of Konstanz, Germany

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Conference program Molecular Biophysics
21-23 March 2024, Kloster Hünfeld, Germany


  • 4.30 p.m.

    Opening: Welcome address

  • 4.35 p.m. - 5.35 p.m.

    Membranes and bio-constructs

    Ana Garcia-Saez, Köln, GER: Illuminating mitochondrial permeabilization in apoptosis
    Laidy Alvero-Gonzalez, Castellón, Spain: The electrophysiological activity of Dynorphin A reveals both pore formation and neuropeptide translocation regulated by lipid charge
    Darya Radziuk, Minsk, Belarus: Improving NSAIDs: Oxidised Metallographene-NSAID Nanoparticles

  • 6.00 p.m.


  • 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.

    Structures & methodologies

    Aneika Leney, Birmingham, UK: Using mass spectrometry as a tool to study the evolution of photosynthesis
    Sarah Harris, Leeds, UK: From genes to machines - multiscale modelling of biomolecular dynamics
    Arwen Pearson, Hamburg, GER: Time-resolved structural biology for the masses: making a niche method part of the routine structural biology toolkit


  • 9.00 a.m. - 10.30 a.m.

    Protein-DNA systems

    Alice Pyne, Sheffield, UK: Unravelling the invisible complexities of the genome
    Christian Hearing, Würzburg, GER: Insights into the molecular machines that fold genomes
    Michael Schlierf, Dresden, GER: Molecular mechanisms of the bacterial integron revealed with single molecule biophysics

  • 10.30 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.

    Coffee break

  • 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 a.m.

    Single molecule dynamics I

    Neil Kad, Kent, UK: Super-resolving the activity of muscle myosins in the native milieu of myofibrils
    Lukas Pekarek, Würzburg, GER: Decoding SARS-CoV-2 frameshifting: Unraveling the orchestrated interplay of RNA Structures
    Annita Jannasch, Tübingen, GER: Superpower behaviour of the budding yeast kinesin-8

  • 12.00 a.m.


  • 2.00 p.m. - 3.45 p.m.

    Single molecule dynamics II

    George Heath, Leeds, UK: Structural dynamics of single proteins by High-Speed AFM
    Dagmar Klostermeier, Münster, GER: Regulation of topoisomerase activities through modulation of their conformational space and dynamics
    Richard Börner, Mittweida, GER: FRET-guided integrative modelling: A workflow for RNA tertiary contact prediction
    David Rueda, Imperial College London, UK:  FANCD2-FANCI is a sliding clamp that surveys dsDNA and recognizes ssDNA gaps

  • 3.45 p.m. - 3.55 p.m.

    Industry Talk: Lumicks B.V.

  • 3.55 p.m. - 4.10 p.m.

    Coffee break (20 min.)

  • 4.10 p.m.

    Group photo

  • 4.15 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.

    Single molecule methodologies

    Stefan Hell, Göttingen/Heidelberg, GER: MINFLUX nanoscopy and related matters
    Don Lamb, LMU Munich, GER: Refolding of discontinuous two-domain protein: A multi-color FRET story
    Yulia Yancheva, Groningen, NL: Investigating the mechanisms of enhanced enzyme diffusion using mass photometry
    Yujia Qing, Oxford, UK: Towards nanopore proteomics: single-molecule analysis of post-translational modifications within full-length proteins

  • 6.00 p.m.


  • 7.30 p.m. - 7.40 p.m.

    Industry Talk: Molecular Machines & Industries

  • 7.40 p.m. - Open end

    Poster Session


  • 9.00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    Molecular adhesion

    Seraphine Wegner, Münster, GER: Photoswitchable cell-cell adhesions
    Sergi Garcia-Manyes, King’s College London, UK: Talin oxidation regulates cellular mechanotransduction
    Janine-Denise Kopicki, Hamburg/Siegen, GER: MHC class I peptide screening using native MS
    Alida Meyer, Aachen, Germany: Design and characterization of a FRET based drought sensor utilizing Late Embryogenesis Abundant (LEA) Proteins

  • 10.30 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.

    Coffee break

  • 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 a.m.

    Viral interactions

    Reidun Twarock, York, UK: Viral geometry as a key to understanding viral infections
    Nivedita Dutta, Poznan, Poland: Modulation of structure and thermodynamics of RNA G-quadruplexes by A and I editing: Possible root to G-quadruplex-based RNA therapeutics
    Fatema-Aqila Said, Hamburg, Germany: The kinetics of SARS-CoV-2 nsp7-11 polyprotein processing and impact on complexation with nsp16

  • 12:00 a.m.


  • 1.30 p.m. - 2.45 p.m.

    Protein aggregation

    Edward Lemke, Mainz, GER: Decoding Molecular Plasticity in the Dark Proteome
    Henrike Heise, Jülich/Düsseldorf, GER: Protein unfolding and aggregation at all stages as seen by NMR-spectroscopy

  • 2.45 p.m. - End

    Concluding words and poster prizes