Conferences and Symposia

iPoLS Conference 2020

The 2020 iPoLS meeting will be held online this year, 10am-12pm EDT. Students will be presenting talks each morning in groups arranged around research topics. Students who would have presented a poster are asked to make a 2-3 minute video highlighting their research which will then be shared.


Conference Website:

For more information please contact:
Dan Goldman:
Margie Dieter:

iPoLS Conference 2015

2015 Conference of the International Physics of Living Systems (iPoLS) Network

DATES: July (16) 17-20, 2015

LOCATION: The Westin Arlington Gateway, Arlington, VA, USA: 2 miles outside of Washington, DC and served by 2 airports Reagan National (DCA) and Dulles International (IAD) as well as Amtrak Train/Union Station (WAS). DC Metro: ORANGE Line, BALLSTON-MU.

ORGANIZER: David Thirumalai, University of Maryland

SUMMARY: The conference will consist of an evening registration event on July 16th followed by four full days of exciting talks from students and faculty members of the PoLS Network University of Maryland, University of Illinois, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Rice University, and Georgia Institute of Technology as well as international guest institutions from Brazil, France, Germany, India and Argentina.There will also be a poster session. Similar to the meeting in Germany in July 2014, each institution will have a block of 1 ½ to 2 hours in which they can present one or two faculty talks of 30 minutes including questions and three or four student talks of 15 to 20 minutes including questions. We will leave the precise allocation of times to each institution.

The American Physical Society March Meeting

San Antonio, TX, March 2-6, 2015
Next year’s APS march meeting will be held in San Antonio, TX.

Registration for this meeting will open in August 2014 and registration will open in September 2014

The 59th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting

Baltimore, MD, Feb 7-11, 2015
Abstract submissions are due by 1 October 2014.

Travel Award Applications are due by 3 October 2014

Registration deadline is 7 January 2015

“Hands-on” Workshop on Computational Biophysics

Atlanta, GA, November 3-7, 2014

Join fellow scientists at this “Hands-on” workshop in Computational Biophysics! This workshop will explore physical models and computational approaches used for the simulation of biological systems and the investigation of their function at an atomic level. Topics covered include: using VMD and NAMD, applications of VMD and NAMD in modern research, force fields and parameterizing new molecules, simulating membrane proteins and ion channels, free energy calculations, and the use of Molecular Dynamics Flexible Fitting (MDFF) for modeling biomolecular structures based on cryo-EM density maps. Lectures in the morning will by followed by hands-on tutorials.

This will be in the IBB – Suddath room

Workshop Website: Computational Biophysics – Atlanta

Atlanta Biophysics Symposium

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at Emory University
We would like to announce the upcoming “Atlanta Area Molecular and Cellular Biophysics Symposium”, to be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Emory University. We have a distinguished lineup of speakers from local universities and also will have a poster session for postdocs and grad students (with prizes!). A full schedule along with the registration page can be found here: . We kindly ask that you bring this to the attention of your colleagues and students working in these areas.

If there are any questions, please feel free to let us know!


Khalid Salaita, Emory Chemistry

Laura Finzi, Emory Physics

JC Gumbart, Georgia Tech Physics