18th IBC in Brisbane, 2014: REGISTRATIONS & ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN!

Abstract Submission Deadline – 2 May, 2014
Earlybird Registration Deadline – 2 May, 2014

The Australian Society for Biophysics and the International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB) invite you to attend the 18th International Biophysics Congress which will be held in Brisbane, Australia on 3 – 7 August 2014. The Congress will feature outstanding scientific and social programs, and provide a unique opportunity to visit Australia. Brisbane is located in the heart of Australia’s premier tourist region, which includes outstanding beaches as well as World Heritage sites such as the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, and Fraser Island.

Click http://www.iupab2014.org/to visit the website for more details.

Registration and Abstract Submissions
Abstracts should be submitted using the conference abstract lodgement system. Please click on http://www.iupab2014.org/abstract-submissions/ for further details on submitting your abstract.

Conference Themes
·         Protein/nucleic acid structure and function
·         Membranes and Membrane proteins
·         Cell Biophysics
·         Ion Channels and Transporters
·         Imaging (from Molecules to Organisms)
·         Bioenergetics
·         Biophysical methods
·         Computational Biophysics/Systems Biophysics

Plenary Speakers
·         Brian Kobilka, Nobel Laureate, Stanford University: G-protein coupled receptors
·         Eduardo Perozo, University of Chicago: Ion channels
·         Carol Robinson, University of Oxford: Protein structure
·         Roger Tsien, Nobel Laureate, UCSD: fluorescent protein molecular engineering

30 Keynote Speakers (accepted to date)
·         Tamir Gonen, Howard Hughes Medical Institute: membrane protein structure
·         Wilfred van Gunsteren, ETH Zurich: biomolecular systems simulations
·         Mitsu Ikura, University of Toronto: small GTPase-mediated cell signalling
·         Werner Kühlbrandt, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics: cryo-EM/ET of membrane proteins
·         Keiichi Namba, Osaka University: dynamic behaviour of nanomachines
·         Daniela Nicastro, Brandeis University: cryo-ET of  macromolecular complexes
·         Hiroyuki Noji, University of Tokyo: single-molecule studies of FoF1 ATP synthase
·         Diane Papazian, UCLA: potassium channels in neurodegenerative disease
·         Michael Sheetz, Columbia University: mechanobiology
·         Henning Stahlberg, University of Basel: structure of ion channels and transporters
·         Nieng Yan, Tsinghua University:  membrane protein structure
·         Tao Xu, Chinese Academy of Sciences: secretory vesicles

Click http://www.iupab2014.org/ to see the current list of keynote speakers.

60 Invited Speakers
Click http://www.iupab2014.org/invited-speakers/ to see the current list of invited speakers.

Satellite meetings
Five satellite meetings are associated with the Congress:
·         Biocontinuous Cubic Phases Satellite  30 July – 2 August, 2014
Outrigger Resort and Spa, Noosa, QLD, Australia
·         Mechanosensory Transduction Satellite31 July – 2 August, 2014
Crowne Plaza, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
·         International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB) 201431 July – 2 August 2014
Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia
·         Molecular Modelling Satellite31 July – 2 August 2014
O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Lamington National Park, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
·         Human Heart Tissue Forum8 – 12 August, 2014
Heron Island Resort, Heron Island, QLD, Australia

Please click http://www.iupab2014.org/satellites/ to view general information on satellite meetings.

Travel Grants and Fellowships
IUPAB offers substantial financial support to young scientists (both students and postdocs) to assist with expenses to attend the 18th International Biophysics Congress. These grants are primarily intended for young researchers such as PhD candidates, usually up to 30 years of age, and preference is given to those from developing countries.

Please click http://www.iupab2014.org/assets/IUPAB/YSTA-form-18th-IBC3.pdfto download the travel grant application form.

Key Dates for your Diary!
Abstract Submission Deadline – 2 May, 2014
Earlybird Registration Deadline – 2 May, 2014

Please visit http://www.iupab2014.org for further meeting information including updated program and confirmed invited speakers.