Biophysical Newsletter - June 2014

Newsletter JUNE 2014

DEADLINES

2014 Society Elections

Thematic Meetings Modeling of Biomolecular Systems Interactions, Dynamics, and Allostery September 10–14, 2014 Istanbul, Turkey June 16 Early Registration Significance of Knotted Structures for Function of Proteins and Nucleic Acids September 17–21, 2014 Warsaw, Poland June 23 Early Registration Disordered Motifs and Domains in Cell Control October 11–15, 2014 Dublin, Ireland July 11 Early Registration Biophysics: Changing Our World Contest June 15 Submission Deadline

The Society’s annual election for officers and councilors is now open. The 2014 can- didates for President-Elect are Susan Gilbert , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Suzanne Scarlata , Stonybrook State University of New York. The President-Elect will serve a one year term, beginning in February 2015, followed by a year as President, beginning in February 2016. Frances Separovic of the Uni- versity of Melbourne is the candidate for Secretary. The Secretary serves a four- year term beginning in July 2015. Prior to July, the newly-elected Secretary will work with the incumbent Secretary for six months. Eight candidates are running for the four open Council posi- tions. Those elected will serve for three years, beginning in February 2015. The candidates

Candidates for President-Elect

Ruth Heidelberger University of Texas Health Science Center

Erika Holzbaur University of Pennsylvania

Susan Gilbert

Robert Nakamoto University of Virginia Health Science Center

Miklós Kellermayer Semmelweis University

Suzanne Scarlata

Candidate for Secretary

Gabriela Popescu University at Buffalo, SUNY

B. Montgomery Pettitt University of Texas Medical Branch

Frances Separovic

are listed on the right. Full biographical sketches and candidate statements are available at www. biophysics.org. All regular Society members whose 2014 dues were paid by May 31 are eligible to vote. Eligible members may vote electronically by accessing the secure election site at www.biophysics.org prior to August 1, 2014, using their last name and member ID to log in.

Call for 2016 Thematic Meetings June 30 See Page 7 for Details

Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede Umeå University

Erin Sheets University of Minnesota

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