BPS sponsored the second biophysics networking event in Wisconsin on March 29 at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). BPS student member, Michelle Hasse, and other students at MSOE, organized the event, bringing together over 55 scientists from MSOE, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Concordia University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and Rosalind Franklin University. The attendees included undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors.
The topic of the day was the structural determination of proteins. Speakers included Jason Kowalski, MSOE; Sheeri Biendarra, MSOE; Marious Schmidt, University Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Daniel Sem, Concordia University. The event also featured three graduate student posters presentations from IUPUI and Rosalind Franklin University. Because of the intimate atmosphere of the event, attendees were able to have in depth conversations with the speakers and poster presenters about their research and make connections with those at other institutions.
Through the talks and poster presentations, the organizer hoped biophysicists from the area would be able to build relationships by sharing their research. With the jump in attendance and increase in popularity of this year’s event, students at MSEO plan on hosting another event next spring!
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