INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BIOPHYSICS «ANTONIO BORSELLINO»
48th Course: MEMOS FOR BIOPHYSICS INTO THE FUTURE: LIGHTNESS, QUICKNESS, EXACTITUDE, VISIBILITY, MULTIPLICITY, AND CONSISTENCY.
Erice - Sicily: 16 – 22 October 2023
DIRECTORS OF THE COURSE:
A. DIASPRO, M. DALLA SERRA, C. VIAPPIANI
DIRECTOR OF THE SCHOOL:
PROGRAMME AND LECTURERS
Structural basis of scrambling by TMEM16 proteins
Alessio Accardi, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics in Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, USA
Accessing Nanoscale Structure and Dynamics with Light
Francisco Balzarotti, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Wien, Austria
Viscosity exposed: the role of fluorescent molecular rotors
Antonella Battisti, Istituto Nanoscienze, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Pisa, Italy
Converging multimodal microscopy methods as biophysics tools for nanoscale studies
Paolo Bianchini, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy
Is the cell really a machine?
“The fair switch project”: how single molecules reveal the nanoscale of the cell.
Ranieri Bizzarri, University of Pisa - Department of Surgical, Medical, Molecular Pathology and Critical Care Medicine.
The future of structural biology is shaped by electrons and X-ray photons.
Martino Bolognesi, University of Milan
Division of Labor and Mechanism of Translocation in a Ring ATPase
Carlos Bustamante, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Cryo Electron Microscopy informing of the continuous flexibility of biological macromolecules.
Jose-Maria Carazo, Biocomputing Unit (BCU), National Center for Biotechnology, Madrid, Spain
Protein assemblies: multiple pathways and structures
Rita Carrotta, IBF - CNR Palermo, Italy
Biophysical aspects governing the uptake of extra cellular vesicles by cells.
Loredana Casalis, Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy
The Continued Usefulness of Useless Knowledge
Martin Chalfie, Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University, New York, USA
Bridging Research lab needs and Industry contribution
Daniel Ciepielewski · General Manager at Nikon Europe B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Drilling holes into cell membranes: the amazing world of pore forming toxins
Mauro Dalla Serra, CNR – Istituto di Biofisica, Genova, Italy
The Makapansgat pebble
Alberto Diaspro, University of Genoa, Italian Institute of Technology, IBF-CNR, Genoa, Italy
Lifetime-Multiplexed Image-Scanning Single-Molecule Localization Microscopy
Jörg Enderlein, Third Institute of Physics – Biophysics, Georg August University, Göttingen, Germany
Crowding and DNA Conformation
Laura Finzi, Department of Physics, Emory College, Atlanta, USA
Some biophysical aspects of Photosynthesis
Giorgio Giacometti, Department of Biology, University of Padova (Italy) and Istituto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti (Venezia)
Lifetime-based super-resolution microscopy and its application to a model of oncogene activation
Luca Lanzanò, Department of Physics and Astronomy “Ettore Majorana”, University of Catania, Catania, Italy and Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy
Biophysics consistency in the landscape of biogenic nanoparticles
Mauro Manno, National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Institute of Biophysics (IBF), Palermo Italy
Exactitude, visibility, and consistency of biophysical models of neurons and brain circuits.
Michele Migliore, Institute of Biophysics, National Research Council, Palermo, Italy
Simulations meet experiments.
Velia Minicozzi, Department of Physics and INFN - University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy
The unexpected diagnostic potential of 3D nano-disorder: epigenetic effects and cancer alterations.
Valentina Mussi, Institute of Microelectronics and Microsystems, National Research Council, IMM-CNR, Rome Italy
Observing the not-visible biological details: a challenge between quickness, and consistency
Maria Grazia Ortore, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
The neurobiology of number cognition
Giorgio Vallortigara, Centre for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento, Italy
Investigating cellular mechanosensing with fluidic force microscopy
Massimo Vassalli, James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK
… and now for something completely different: is AI coming of age?
Alessandro Verri, Universita’ degli Studi di Genova, Italy
Multiplicity and visibility in the study of amyloid superstructures.
Valeria Vetri, Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimica & ATeN Center, Università di Palermo , Palermo, Italy
Light-triggers visualize quick biomolecular processes
Cristiano Viappiani, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
The importance of water in membrane receptor function – Implications for optogenetics
Anthony Watts, Biochemistry Department, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, UK