Biophysical Society 59th Annual Meeting Program Guide

1:45 pm –3:00 pm , H all C Snack Break 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm , R oom 314/315

2:30 pm –4:00 pm , H all C, R oom B Exhibitor Presentation Sutter Instruments

Scientists Empowering Scientists For over 40 years, Sutter Instrument has designed and produced electro- mechanical and optical instrumentation that helps scientists push the limits. While Sutter has long been the market leader in products for micropipette fabrication and micromanipulation, we have continued to expand our Lambda imaging product line and XenoWorks microinjection systems. A strong emphasis has always been placed on providing expert tech support to help our customers achieve the best results in their research. To further this goal, Sutter Instrument is starting a series of user meetings with tutorial presentations. We will be providing step-by-step guidance to the new experimenter as well as advanced tips and tricks for the experienced user. To round it off, newly introduced products will be discussed on a case-by-case basis. Registration is available online through the Sutter Event Registration Page (, or by email to The number of available spaces is limited, and registrations are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. Who should attend? • Electrophysiologists who use micropipettes and micromanipulators for patch clamp, sharp electrode or extracellular recordings. • Researchers who perform microinjections, including nuclear transfer, sperm injection and application of substances into cell cultures or intact organisms. • Scientists who want to learn more about optimizing their results with pipette pullers and micromanipulators Presenters Jan Dolzer, Tech Support and Product Development, Sutter Instrument: Introductory Remarks Adair Oesterle, Tech Support Micropipette Fabrication and Microinjection, Sutter Instrument: Optimizing Settings on Your Sutter Micropipette Puller Ali Mahloudji, Tech Support Micromanipulators and Lambda DG Series, Sutter Instrument: Maximizing the Versatility of Your Dual-manipulator Setup 3:00 pm –5:00 pm , R oom 333 Membership Committee Meeting Recent Advances in Atomic Force Microscopy for Biological Research Bruker’s latest BioScope AFM is the perfect integration of AFM and inverted light microscopy. It incorporates Bruker’s latest Peak Force Tapping innovations including the new nanomechanics package, which significantly expands mechanobiology applications into a lower modulus range covering live cells and tissues. With its open access design, and bio friendly features and accessories, the latest BioScope AFM is the most integrated and easiest to use life science AFM available. The workshop will include examples of the functional integration of light microscopy techniques with AFM in order to conduct optically guided, high- resolution mapping of both the structural and mechanical properties of mammalian cells. Presenter John Thornton, Senior Applications Engineer, Bruker Nano Surfaces 3:30 pm –5:00 pm , H all C, R oom A Exhibitor Presentation Bruker Nano Surfaces

How to Get Your Scientific Paper Published This panel discussion, sponsored by the Publications Committee, will focus on the practical issues involved in publishing a scientific paper. The panelists have extensive experience in writing, reviewing, and editing papers, and will provide information on the dos and don’ts of submitting research manuscripts. Discussions will likely focus on strategies to avoid common pitfalls, how to prevent and fix problems before submission, and how to respond to critiques and even rejection of a paper. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions during the session. Moderator William O. Hancock Speakers E. Michael Ostap, Associate Editor, Biophysical Journal David J. Odde, Editorial Board Member, Biophysical Journal 2:30 pm –3:30 pm , R oom 301/302/303 Career Center Workshop Selling Yourself to the Life Sciences Industry The industrial employer is looking for a different set of skills and attitudes than either the academic or government employer. Learn what the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries want to hear from potential employees and why. Learn how to develop and best position your marketing message in order to improve the chances of a successful industrial job search. 2:30 pm –4:00 pm , R oom 331/332 relationships, scientists often act with unconscious biases against another person’s gender, age, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. These unchecked biases limit the career advancement of susceptible individuals and propagate harmful stereotypes. This panel will explore strategies for detecting our unconscious biases and overcoming them. Speakers Chad Forbes, University of Delaware Sharona Gordon, University of Washington Rajini Rao, Johns Hopkins University 2:30 pm –4:00 pm , R oom 321/322/323 US Science Education in a Global Context Why do students in other countries outperform US students in science? As other countries are increasing their investment in scientific research and creating new opportunities for higher education and work, who will fill the seats in tomorrow’s US university science classrooms? Panelists in this session will discuss what other countries are doing differently than the US in science education and the role of the next generation science standards in US education. Speakers Bruce Alberts, University of California, San Francisco Stephen Pruitt, Achieve Susan Singer, National Science Foundation Overcoming Unconscious Bias & Barriers in Science Most scientists want to detect (and to mitigate) the influence of bias in the context of their research. However, in the context of interpersonal Leslie M. Loew, Editor-in-Chief, Biophysical Journal Beth D. Staehle, Journal Manager, Biophysical Journal


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