Regional Biophysics School – Mechanobiology, Kotor, Montenegro, 6-8 October, 2018, event funded by IUPAB

Organizers, Boris Martinac ( and Pavle Andjus (

Invited speakers:

1.       David Beech, University of Leeds, UK (Orai1, Piezo1 and TRPC1/4/5 channels)*

2.       Tanja Dučić, Sinchrotron Alba, Barcelona, Spain (synchrotron-based microscopy of subcellualr organization)*

3.       Philip Gottlieb, SUNY Bufallo, USA (Piezo1&2 channels)

4.       Eric Honoré, Université Côte d’Azur, France (molecular mechano-transduction)*

5.       Boris Martinac, University of New South Wales, Australia (Piezo1&2 channels)*

6.       Aleksandra Mitrović, University of Belgrade,  (response to mechanostimulation in wood)*

7.       Keiji Naruse, Okayama University, Japan (TRPV4 channels)*

8.       Vladimir Parpura, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA (rheology  in astrocytes)*

9.       Eduardo Perozo, University of Chicago, USA (MS ion channel structure & function)

10.   Jasmina Popović, University of Belgrade, (mechanical stress in trees)*

11.   Gabor Steibach , Biology Research Center, Center of Excelence of European Union and Hungarian Academy of Sciences,  Szeged (differential polarisation laser scanning microscopy to study subcellular structural order)*

The 11th K.H.Kuo Summer School of Electron Microscopy & Crystallography, Hangzhou, China, August 24-29, 2018, event funded by IUPAB

Event organized by  Jun Liu (

Chairs: Xing Zhang (Zhejiang University), Haixin Sui (SUNY Albany, USA), Jun Liu (Yale, USA) Committee: Sen-Fang Sui (Tsinghua, China), Da-Neng Wang (NYU, USA), Yifan Cheng (UCSF, USA),    Huilin Li (BNL, USA), Z. Hong Zhou (UCLA, USA), Wen Jiang (Purdue, USA), Fei Sun (IBP, China), Ping       Zhu  (IBP, China), Yao  Cong  (SIBCB, China), Changcheng  Yin  (Peking, China), Jian  Hong  (Zhejiang, China)

Major topics:

·         Advances in cryo-EM sample preparation and data acquisition

·         Advances in cryo-EM image analysis and reconstruction

·         Advances in cryo-ET and in situ structural biology

·         Correlative and hybrid methods for cellular structural analysis

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Joachim Frank (Columbia University, USA)

Prof. Wolfgang Baumeister (Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany) Prof. Wah Chiu (Stanford University, USA)

Invited Speakers:

Robert Glaeser (Berkeley, USA) Keiichi Namba (Osaka, Japan) Masahide Kikkawa (Tokyo, Japan) Eva Nogales (Berkeley, USA) Sharon Wolf (Weizmann, Israel) Nikolaus Grigorieff (HHMI, USA) Elizabeth Villa (UCSD, USA) Kenneth Taylor (FSU, USA) Timothy Baker (UCSD, USA) Radostin Danev (MPI, Germany) Yifan Cheng (UCSF, USA)

Hong Zhou (UCLA, USA) Huilin Li (Van Andel, USA) Peijun Zhang (Oxford, UK) Wen Jiang (Purdue, USA) Da-neng Wang (NYU, USA) Shenfang Sui (Tsinghua) Yigong Shi (Tsinghua)

Tao Xu (IBP)  Guoqiang Bi (USTC) Xueming Li (Tsinghua) Wanzhong He (NIBS) Yao Cong (SIBCB) Ning Gao (PKU)

Fei Sun (IBP) Ping Zhu (IBP)

Qinfen Zhang (SYSU) Xingzhen Zhang (IBP) Maojun Yang (SUSTC) Changcheng Yin (PKU) Xiaodong Yan (Xiamen) Hongwei Wang (Tsinghua) Qingtao Shen (ShanghaiTech)

Protein-protein and protein-membrane interaction: experimental and theoretical approaches, in Varadero, Cuba (22-26th October, 2018), event funded by IUPAB

The following event will be held under the auspices of the Latinoamerican Federation of Biophysical Societies-POSLATAM and is funded by IUPAB

Title: Protein-protein and protein-membrane interaction: experimental and theoretical approaches
Dates: October 22th-26th, 2018
– proposed deadline for applications: 31th May 2018
Lecturers (including organizers):
Carlos Alvarez, Center for Protein Studies, Faculty of Biology, Havana University, Cuba.
Pedro A. Valiente Flores, Center for Protein Studies, Faculty of Biology, Havana University, Cuba.
Kalet León, Center for Molecular Inmunology, Havana, Cuba.
Foreign speakers:
1. D Peter Tieleman, University of Calgary, Canada
2. Sergey Yu Noskov, University of Calgary, Canada
3. Siewert Jan Marrink, University of Gröningen, Netherlands
4. Ulrich Zachariae, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
5. Mary Jo Ondrechen, University of Northeastern, USA
6. Christian Betzel, University of Hamburg, Germany
7. Clemens Anklin, Bruker BioSpin, NMR Applications & Training, USA
8. Hartmut Schlueter, Uiversity Medical Center Hamburg, Germany
9. Rosangela Itri, Instituto de Física, University of São Paulo, Brazil
10. Antonio da Costa Filho, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
11. Manuel Prieto, Center for Molecular Physical-Chemistry, Lisbon, Portugal
12. Juan M. Russo, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
13. R. Daniel Peluffo, CENUR Litoral Norte, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay

IX POSLATAM Course, November 21-25, 2016

This course will be held at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina, and will be closely related to the XLV Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society of Argentina.

This course will introduce key concepts in fluorescence microscopy. It’s goal is to provide a solid background in both the theoretical concepts and practical skills in quantitative fluorescence microscopy with applications in biological research. It is designed to update the students in modern topics of biophysics and to give them the opportunity to interact with professors and students from other countries.

The aim is to provide an environment of collaborations in order to provide the better development of biophysics in the South American Region. The proposed structure of the meeting will have the dynamics of conferences and workshops to discuss and recognize the central role of experimental activity, presenting and discussing examples developed in the region (particularly Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile) where the knowledge of the biophysical basis of the processes have led to successful applications in the field of biotechnology.

Topics will be introduced in lectures, and computer labs will give the students hands-on practice on different image analysis strategies.

The weblink to the course is