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Biophysical Society announces winners of 2011 International Travel Awards
Date:12/21/2010

The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its international travel grants to attend the Biophysical Society's 55th Annual Meeting at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland, March 5-9, 2011. The purpose of these awards is to foster and initiate further interaction between American biophysicists and scientists working in countries experiencing financial difficulties. Recipients of this competitive award are chosen based on scientific merit and their proposed presentation at the meeting. They will be honored at a reception on Sunday, March 6.

The 2011 recipients of the International Travel Award are:

  • Sri Rama Koti Ainavarapu, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India, SINGLE-MOLECULE STUDIES OF THE PARALLEL UNFOLDING PATHWAYS OF MALTOSE BINDING PROTEIN (MBP).

  • Natalia Andersen, Instituto de Investigaciones Bioquimicas, Argentina, NUMBER OF EXTRACELLULAR-TRANSMEMBRANE INTERFACES REQUIRED FOR ACTIVATION OF HOMOMERIC CYS-LOOP RECEPTORS.

  • Daniela Araiza Olivera Toro, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mxico, Mexico, SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE GLYCOLYTIC ENZYMES ARE STABILIZED BY ASSOCIATION WITH ACTIN.

  • Syed Asrafuzzaman, University of Kalyani, India, THE HOLDING AND FOLDING CHAPERONE PROPERTIES OF TWO SMALL HEAT-SHOCK PAIR PROTEINS IBPA AND IBPB OF ESCHERICHIA COLI.

  • Noa Barak, Tel Aviv University, Israel, NON CHANNEL FUNCTION OF KV2.1 TO FACILITATE EXOCYTOSIS; UNDERLYING MOLECULAR MECHANISM.

  • Fabien Brette, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, LOCALIZATION OF β-ADRENERGIC RECEPTORS IN RAT VENTRICULAR MYOCYTES: SUB-CELLULAR ASPECTS.

  • Rima Budvytyte, University of Vilnius, Lithuania, MEMBRANE AFFINITY AND NEUROTOXICITY OF β-AMYLOID OLIGOMERS.

  • Mariana Casas, University of Chile, Chile, Cav1.1 ACTS AS A VOLTAGE SENSOR FOR TWO SEPARATE PROCESSES IN SKELETAL MUSCLE WITH DIFFERENT VOLTAGE DEPENDENCE.

  • Hu Chen, National University of Singapore, Singapore, FILAMIN A SEGMENTS RESPOND FORCE DIFFERENTLY.

  • Larisa E. Cybulski, Instituto de Biologa Molecular y Celular de Rosario, Argentina, THERMOSENSOR DESK MEASURES MEMBRANE THICKNESS.

  • George Diallinas, University of Athens, Greece, IDENTIFICATION OF A SUBSTRATE TRANSLOCATION TRAJECTORY IN THE INWARD-FACING CONFORMATION OF THE MONOCARBOXYLATE/H+ SYMPORTER JEN1.

  • Santiago Di Lella, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, UNRAVELING KEY FEATURES OF THE BETA-GALACTOSIDE BINDING PROTEIN GALECTIN-1 IN INTERPLAY WITH LIGAND BINDING AND DIMERIZATION EQUILIBRIA.

  • Martin M. Dodes Traian, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, MODULATION OF THE ACTIVITY OF AN INTEGRAL MEMBRANE PROTEIN BY PHOSPHOLIPIDS IN MIXED MICELLES.

  • Meidan Dvir, Sackler Medical School, Tel Aviv University, Israel, A KCNE1 C-TERMINUS LONG QT MUTATION DISRUPTS A CRUCIAL INTERACTION WITH THE KV7.1 COILED-COIL HELIX C AND REDUCES IKS CHANNEL EXPRESSION.

  • Adi Etzioni, Tel Aviv University, Israel, GATING MODULATION OF KCNQ23 VIA N-C TERMINI INTERACTION.

  • Hayk Gevorgyan, Yerevan State University, Armenia, THE COMBINED EFFECT OF ELECTROSTATIC FIELD AND OSMOTIC PRESSURE ON THE STABILITY OF BILAYER LIPID MEMBRANES.

  • Iffath A. Ghouri, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, TRANSIENT NADH RESPONSES TO CYANIDE RELATED TO THE ABSORPTION PROPERTIES OF INTACT CARDIAC TISSUE.

  • Sergio Guerrero Castillo, Universidad Nacional Autnoma de Mxico, Mexico, MITOCHONDRIAL RESPIRATORY CHAIN ALTERNATIVE COMPONENTS ACTIVITY DURING DIFFERENT GROWTH PHASES IN YARROWIA LIPOLYTICA.

  • Gbor Hild, University of Pcs, Medical School, Hungary, THE EFFECT OF TOXOFILIN ON THE STRUCTURE OF MONOMERIC ACTIN.

  • Aleksandr V. Ilyaskin, Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Russia, MATHEMATICAL MODEL OF THE REGULATORY CELL VOLUME DECREASE.

  • Tzvetana R. Lazarova, Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona, Spain, CONFORMATIONAL CHARACTERIZATION OF TACHYKININ NEUROPEPTIDES: ROLE OF THE POLYPROLINE II STRUCTURE.

  • Leonel S. Malacrida, Hospital de Clnicas, Uruguay, HALOGENATED ANESTHETICS IMPAIRS BIOPHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF A MEMBRANE MODEL OF PULMONARY SURFACTANT.

  • Ivo C. Martins, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Brazil, CHARACTERIZATION OF THE INTERACTION OF THE DENGUE VIRUS CAPSID PROTEIN WITH LIPID DROPLETS.

  • Patrcia A. T. Martins, Universidade Coimbra, Portugal, THERMODYNAMICS OF CHLORPROMAZINE ASSOCIATION WITH LIPID BILAYERS.

  • Ana M. Melo, Instituto Superior Tcnico, Portugal, QUANTIFYING PROTEIN BINDING TO LIPID VESICLES USING FLUORESCENCE CORRELATION SPECTROSCOPY (FCS).

  • Arpad Mike, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungary, PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF SODIUM CHANNEL INHIBITORS WHICH DETERMINE AFFINITY TO RESTING AND DEPOLARIZED STATES.

  • Pinaki Pramathadhip Misra, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, A COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS OF BOVINE α-LACTALBUMIN MOLTEN GLOBULE IN PRESENCE OF SURFACTANTS: BIOPHYSICAL CORRELATES.

  • Vivek Modi, Indian Institute of Technology, India, DIFFERENTIAL BINDING AFFINITIES OF ANTI-APOPTOTIC MCL-1 AND A1 PROTEINS FOR THE PRO-APOPTOTIC BH3 PEPTIDES: UNDERSTANDING THE MOLECULAR BASIS USING MD SIMULATIONS.

  • Davide Normanno, Ecole Normale Superieure, France, PROBING TARGET SEARCH MECHANISMS OF TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS IN HUMAN CELLS.

  • Anna Poladyan, Yerevan State University, Armenia, MOLECULAR HYDROGEN FORMATION BY ESCHERICHIA COLI HYDROGENASE 3 DURING FERMENTATION OF GLUCOSE AT SLIGHTLY ACIDIC pH.

  • Maria Ryazantseva, St. Petersburg State University, Russia, FAMILIAL ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE MUTATIONS IN PRESENILIN-1 AND STORE-OPERATED CALCIUM ENTRY.

  • Hugo Sanabria, Heirich Heine Universitt, Germany, SUBMICRO TO MILLISECOND CONFORMATIONAL TRANSITIONS OF BACTERIOPHAGE T4 LYSOZYME WITH NGSTRM ACCURACY USING MULTIPARAMETER FLUORESCENCE DETECTION.

  • Ricardo K. Seplveda-Hirose, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mxico,Mexico, ROLE OF THE PUTATIVE GLYCINES HINGE OF CaV3.3 CHANNELS.

  • Garima Singhal, National Centre for Biological Sciences, India, NICOTINIC ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR INTERNALIZATION AND ACTIN DYNAMICS.

  • Kinshuk R. Srivastava, Indian Institute of Technology, India, STEREOCHEMISTRY AND PROTEIN FOLDING: SPECTROSCOPIC AND MOLECULAR DYNAMICS STUDIES OF HOMOPOLYPEPTIDES IN DMSO.

  • Andras Szollosi, Semmelweis University, Hungary, STUDIES ON CORRELATED PAIRS AT THE NBD-NBD AND NBD-TMD INTERFACES IN CFTR.

  • Romina Vazquez, INIBIOLP, Argentina, LFD EFFECTS OF ALPHA HEMOLYSIN FROM E.COLI ON ERYTHROCYTES FROM DIFFERENT SPECIES.

  • Janos Vincze, University of Debrecen, Hungary, GENETIC ALGORITHM BASED COMPUTER SIMULATION REVEALS A NEW PROPERTY OF Kv1.3 INACTIVATION.


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