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Symposium in Honour of Benoit Roux at the 2016 Canadian Society for Chemistry

Benoit RouxThe 2016 Canadian Society for Chemistry Meeting will feature a special session in Honour of Professor Benoît Roux. 2016 will mark 25 years since Professor Roux began his independent scientific career in Canada. The session and accompanying computational biophysics session will feature many leading computational biophysicists, including many of Benoit's former students and postdoctoral fellows.

Location: The conference will be held in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (YHZ)

Co-organizers: Christopher Rowley and Guillaume Lamoureux

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Benoît Roux University of Chicago
Gerhard Hummer Max Planck Institute of Biophysics
Simon Bernèche Biozentrum University of Basel
Justin MacCallum University of Calgary
Sergei Noskov University of Calgary
Elisa Fadda Maynooth University
Yun Luo  Western University
Guillaume Lamoureux Concordia University
Sarah Rauscher Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Christopher Rowley Memorial University
Fatemeh Khalili-Araghi University of Illinois at Chicago
Sichun Yang Case Western Reserve University
Albert Lau Johns Hopkins University
JC Gumbart Georgia Institute of Technology
Albert Pan D.E. Shaw Research
Régis Pomès Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
Wonpil Im University of Kansas
Haibo Yu University of Wollongong

Travel Awards

BBA - Biomembranes Travel Awards

BBA - Biomembranes is a leading journal in the field of membrane physical chemistry. BBA has generously supported two talks in our session:

Albert Lau

Albert Lau

Johns Hopkins University

Glutamate Receptor Ligand Binding and Activation

Fatemeh Khalili-Araghi

Fatemeh Khalili-Araghi

University of Illinois - Chicago

Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Claudin Architecture Predicts Charge and Size Selective Paracellular Pores

Compute Canada Travel Awards

Compute Canada is the national platform for high performance computing. Compute Canada's sponsorship of these sessions has supported the travel of four outstanding early-career international speakers who research biophysical chemistry using high performance computing.

Elisa Fadda 

Elisa Fadda

Maynooth University

"Love at First Sight": How Structural Disorder Facilitates Binding Specificity through Conformational Selection
James Gumbart

James Gumbart

Georgia Institute of Technology

Pathway- and Environment-dependent Protein Folding Energetics 
 Yun (Lyna) Luo

Yun Luo

Western University of Health Sciences

Understanding the Molecular Basis of FOP-causing Mutation for Bone Formation
Sichun Yang

Sichun Yang

Case Western Reserve University

The Power of Integration: Architecture of Estrogen Receptor


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