2014 Memorial University Biophysics Symposium

The 2014 Memorial University Biophysics Symposium was held on October 4 at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, Canada. The symposium featured talks by 3 leading Canadian and international speakers and 13 student poster presentations. Dozens of researchers from chemistry, biochemistry, physics, pharmacy, and the health sciences attended.

Program Book


Professor J.C. Gumbart

James (JC) Gumbart
Assistant Professor
School of Physics
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA, USA

Professor Zoya Leonenko

Zoya Leonenko


Department of Biology

University of Waterloo

Waterloo, ON, Canada

Professor John Baenziger

John Baenziger
President of the Biophysical Society of Canada
Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON, Canada



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Event Photo Gallery

Invited speakers and organizers of 2014 Memorial University Biophysics Symposium: Erika Merschrod, Christopher Rowley, JC Gumbart,  Zoya Leonenko, John Baenziger, Valerie Booth, Mike Morrow

2014 Memorial University Biophysics Symposium audience

Memorial University Biophysics Symposium Reception

Award Winners

Biophysical Society of Canada President John Baenziger presents Justin King with NVIDIA K10 GPU as award for Best PosterNVIDIA Award for Best Poster

Justin King, for the poster "Mutational Analysis and Molecular Docking of Activation Induced Cytidine Deaminase (AID) with DNA Highlights Novel Regions of Catalytic Importance"

Special Mention

  • Jessica Besaw, "A Structural Study of the C-terminal Domain of FOXL1"

Art of Biophysics Competition

  1. Asia Ahmed Alhasawi
  2. Mahzad Sharifahmadian
  3. Mohammad Hassan Khatami


  • Asia Alhasawi
  • Ernest Awoonor-Williams
  • John Baenziger
  • Jessica Besaw
  • Valerie Booth
  • Abhijit Chatterjee
  • Wael Demian
  • Zhe Dong
  • Kari Gaalswyk
  • Tadiwos Getachew
  • JC Gumbart
  • Carolyn Harley
  • John Heath
  • Yasaman Jami
  • Mohammad Hassan Khatami
  • Justin King
  • Zoya Leonenko
  • Feng Li
  • Shanmei Liu
  • Terri Lovell
  • Erika Merschrod
  • Chris Miranda
  • Maryam Beyramzadeh Moghaddam
  • Michael Morrow
  • Christopher Rowley
  • Gagandeep Kaur Sandhu
  • Nury Paula Santisteban
  • Lucas Stewart
  • Reza Tabrizchi
  • Ryan Wilkins


Organizing Committee

  • Christopher Rowley, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
  • Valerie Booth, Associate Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Physics
  • Mike Morrow, Professor, Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography
  • Erika Merschrod, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
  • Jessica Besaw, M.Sc. Candidate, Department of Chemistry