International School of Nanomedicine, 5-11 April 2018


3rd Course: “Nanofluidics, Nanoimaging and Nanomanipulation”

The course is co-organized with the Nanomedicine Center of the University Milano-Bicocca – NANOMIB The course focuses on the state-of-the-art techniques and advanced biophysical methods related to Nanomedicine.  The Scientific Program includes the following topics:

Nanofluidics: i) Nanopores, ii) Nanofluidics, iii) Microfluidics
Nanoimaging: i) STED and PALM, ii) FLIM-STICS, iii) Light sheet microscopy
Nanomanipulation: i) AFM, ii) Magnetic Tweezers, iii) Optical Tweezers

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6th Iberian / 10th Iberoamerican Biophysics Congress

6th International Iberian Biophysics Congress and 10th Iberoamerican Congress of Biophysics.
June 20 – 22, 2018, Castellón (Spain).


  • Bursaries Application: February 20th 2018.
  • Early Registration (low fee): March 23rd 2018.
  • Abstract Submission: April 15th 2018.
  • Late Registration: June 20th 2018.

More information

Please, visit the Congress Web Site.

19th IBC and EBSA satellite meetings

Here is a list of satellite meetings which are being held in conjunction with the IUPAB and EBSA congress. For more information, visit the website at:

EBSA Young scientists networking satellite – “Biophysics in the 21st Century”
Location: Edinburgh
Dates and times: Thursday 13 July, 17:00 – Sunday 16 July, 12:00.

CCPN 2017 conference, serving the macromolecular NMR community
Location: University of Stirling, Scotland
Dates: Thursday 13 July – Saturday 15 July

Quantitative Approaches to Antimicrobial Resistance
Location: EICC, Edinburgh
Dates and times: Thursday 20 July, 14.00 – Friday 21 July, 15.00.

Biophysical Approaches to Protein Folding and Disease
Location: EICC, Edinburgh
Dates: Thursday 20 July (pm), Friday 21 July (pm)

Quantum Effects in Biological Systems
Location: University of Surrey, Surrey
Dates and times: Friday 21 July – Saturday 22 July

The Interplay Between Membrane Physics and Cell Biology
Location: Durham
Dates: Friday 21– Sunday 23 July 2017

AUC 2017 – 23th International Analytical Ultracentrifugation Workshop and Symposium
Location: Glasgow
Dates and times: Sunday 23rd – Friday 28th July

Quantitative Approaches to Antimicrobial Resistance meeting in Edinburgh

The Quantitative Approaches to Antimicrobial Resistance meeting will be held immediately following the 19th IUPAB congress and 11th EBSA congress at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre from 2pm on Thursday 20 July until 3pm on Friday 21 July.

The meeting aims to bring together microbiologists and biophysicists interested in using quantitative approaches for understanding antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

AMR is a highly topical area with a growing biophysics community across a range of areas from instrumentation for interrogating living bacteria and their interaction with the host, to the application of statistical physics to the development of resistance genes.

Contributions are invited for oral and poster presentations. Abstracts should be a maximum of 200 words and submitted online at by 8 June.

If you have any questions about the event, visit the website or email

IUPAB President visits U.K. and Switzerland

From March 26 to April 7, Professor Zihe Rao lead a delegation of Chinese scientists to visit Paul Scherrer Institute, Swiss Light Source Novartis, Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge University, Diamond Light Source, Oxford University et al. They were invited by Nobel laureate Robert Huber, Nobel laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Sir Tom Blundell, Sir Andrew McMichael et al.

During this visit in Oxford, as current President of IUPAB, Prof. Rao took time to meet with Prof. Andrew Turberfield, the co-chair of 19th IUPAB congress. Prof. Turberfield reported the progress of the preparations, and they also discussed some issues about 19th congress. Prof. Rao highly praised the achievements of the organizing committee lead by Prof. Turberfield and Prof. Watts, and sincerely appreciated their efforts during the preparation of 19th IUPAB congress. Prof. Rao is very delighted to accept the invitation to write a welcome remark in the program book.

Finally, as the President of Biophysics Society of China (BSC), Prof. Rao emphasized that BSC will continuously support the 19th IUPAB and put bigger efforts into encouraging more participants from China. Both sides agree to invite Professor Sunny Xie from Harvard University, to give the Bei Shizhang Lecture(Bei Lecture)at 19th IUPAB. BSC agreed to pay $2,000 as an award to the speaker of the Bei Lecture

Satellite Meeting to 19th IBC IUPAB-EBSA2017 in Edinburgh on Biophysical Approaches to Protein Folding and Disease

Biophysical Approaches to Protein Folding and Disease is a satellite meeting to the European biophysics congress (IUPAB-EBSA2017) in Edinburgh, UK.

It focuses on how complementary molecular-scale biophysical methods can be applied to the timely study of the biomedically-pressing issue of protein misfolding.

It is organized by the ARBRE-MOBIEU molecular biophysics European network ( and can be accessed whether or not you participate in the Congress.

It will start at 15.00 on July 20th and finish at 18.00 on the 21st, and includes keynote talks by Tuomas Knowles (Cambridge, UK), Maria Pennuto (Trento, Italy) and Sheena Radford (Leeds, UK).

Registration, abstract submission and more information at:

Organizers: Mauro Dalla Serra (Italy), Robert Gilbert (UK), André Matagne (Belgium), Patrick England (France)