Biophysics sponsors First Adriatic Symposium on Biophysical Approaches in Biomedical Studies

June 19, 2014 College News - Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, Chairman and Professor of Biophysics, Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research and Director of the Free Radical Research Center, is co-chairing the First Adriatic Symposium on Biophysical Approaches in Biomedical Studies.  The event will be held August 24-29 at the Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences (MedILS) in Split, Croatia. 

Topics to be covered include:

  • Recent advances in selected biophysical methods to study biological systems
  • Oxidative phenomena involved in the pathology of human diseases
  • Free radical metabolism and bioenergetic changes in cardiovascular diseases and cancer
  • Advances in drug, active surfaces and biosensor development. 

The organizers expect about 100 attendees, including graduate students and postdocs, from around the world.

Invited speakers from MCW include:  James Hyde, PhD, The James S. Hyde Professor of Biophysics and Director of the National Biomedical EPR Center; Jeannette Vasquez Vivar, PhD, Professor of Biophysics and Associate Director of the Redox Biology Program; Witold (Karol) Subczynski, PhD, Professor of Biophysics; Jacek Zielonka, PhD, Research Scientist II in Biophysics; Dr. Kalyanaraman; Ivor Benjamin, MD, Director of the Cardiovascular Center, Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Vice Chair of Translational Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin; Zeljko Bosnjak, PhD, Professor of Anesthesiology; and Jimmy Feix, PhD, Professor of Biophysics.  

The meeting is co-chaired by Tadeusz Sarna, PhD, from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and a Visiting Associate Professor in Biophysics; and Marija Raguz, PhD, a former graduate student in Biophysics and now Assistant Professor at the University of Split, Croatia, and Visiting Associate Professor in Biophysics.  Jane Thelaner is the meeting coordinator.

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