The first Molecular Biophysics in the Northeast (MBN) meeting will provide an opportunity for members of the experimental and theoretical molecular biophysics community to discuss current research topics. The meeting is open to all, though we are particularly interested in participants from the Northeast region to attend. This event will emphasize the engagement of trainees (from undergraduates to post-docs) through oral presentations (selected from abstracts) and posters.

Confirmed Speakers: While the majority of the talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts, we are very pleased to announce that we have confirmed the following invited speakers.

Keynote Speaker: Martin Karplus – Harvard University, 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
What Does the Future Hold?

Min Chen – University of Massachusetts
A ClyA nanopore tweezer to differentiate anomeric sugar bound states of MBP

Dmitri Ermolenko – University of Rochester Medical School
Making ends meet: A new role of mRNA secondary structure in translation

Nicolas Fawzi – Brown University
Structural biology of RNA-binding protein phase separation in health and disease

Yu-Shan Lin – Tufts University
Understanding and designing cyclic peptides