Meetings organized by the Biophysical Society (2018-19)


2018 Thematic Meetings August 19-24, 2018Santa Cruz, CaliforniaGenome Biophysics: Integrating Genomics and Biophysics to Understand Structural and Functional Aspects of Genomes

2018 Thematic MeetingsSeptember 4-7, 2018Berlin, GermanyThe Heart by Numbers: Integrating Theory, Computation, and Experiment to Advance Cardiology

Biophysical Society 63rd Annual  Meeting
March 2-6, 2019
Baltimore, Maryland


2019 Thematic Meetings

March 31 – April 5, 2019
Les Houches, France
Multiscale Modeling of Chromatin: Bridging Experiment with Theory

May 6 – 10, 2019
Padova, Italy
Quantitative Aspects of Membrane Fusion and Fission

July 15 – 19, 2019
Lima, Peru
Revisiting the Central Dogma of Molecular Biology at the Single-Molecule Level


October 14 – 17, 2019
Aussois, France
Biology and Physics Confront Cell-Cell Adhesion

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

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)

Advance Notice for 21st IBC in 2023

Letters of Intent can now be lodged to host the 21st International Biophysics Congress to be held in 2023. The closing date is December 31, 2016.

The deadline for lodgement of the actual bids is May 01, 2017 and bids should be submitted in pdf. with videos, complex graphics, etc. to be available by link to a specific website for the bidding country.

As in previous years, bidding countries may arrange to host presentation functions in Edinburgh at their own cost at the congress venue.

Some information which might be helpful:

  1. There are no preferred dates, although generally the congress is held in either August or September
  2. Number of delegates varies upon location, but always more than 2000
  3. Previous congresses have been held in Amsterdam (1999), New Delhi (2002), Montpellier, France (2005); Los Angeles (2008) ; Beijing (2011); Brisbane (2014). 2017 will be in Edinburgh and Rio de Janeiro in 2020.
  4. Any venue you regard as suitable is fine, considering transport and other facilities
  5. There are usually a number of meetings of the Executive and Council held in smaller rooms, and a General Assembly to accommodate all the Adhering Bodies representatives (see listing on our website)
  6. There is usually one formal dinner, and somewhere appropriate is required for the bid presentations for the future congresses
  7. IUPAB does not itself make the choice. The location for the 2023 Congress will be decided by vote of the delegates to the Edinburgh Congress.
  8. There should be a range of accommodation to appeal to early career scientists (young post-docs, etc) as well as Council, Executive and invited speakers. As IUPAB usually pays accommodation for invited speakers if they are not covered by their own institutions, then it is desirable that there is a competitive rate, and there should be some economy of scale for such a large conference.

Voting to choose the venue for the 2023 Congress will take place at the General Assembly in Edinburgh in July.