Certified IUPAB accounts for 2017 first semester.

Last modified: July 16, 2017

For perusal prior to the General Assembly at the 19th IBC in Edinburgh  IUPAB Independent report for 2017.

19th IBC and EBSA satellite meetings

Last modified: June 29, 2017

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

Last modified: June 1, 2017

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

Last modified: March 4, 2017

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)
Contact :

Advance Notice for 21st IBC in 2023

Last modified: January 12, 2017

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.

Workshop on Electroporation based technologies and treatments, Ljubljana, Slovenia, November 13-19, 2016

Last modified: January 17, 2016

Cell membrane electroporation, its mechanisms and applications in biology, medicine and biotechnology; the basis of the phenomena, current applications and future prospects will be main topics of this international meeting. The topic of electroporation is an interdisciplinary one with broad potential for applications. The interdisciplinary nature of electroporation and of its applications is also reflected in the expertise of the lecturers, which ranges from biology, medicine, pharmacy, to physics, physical chemistry and electrical engineering. Similarly broad is the range of students we expect to attend the course. The course and workshop are however open also to established researchers and medical doctors entering the field of electroporation. The course is also accredited by the Medical Chamber of Slovenia. The completed course is valued 5 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and 20 Continuing Medical Education (CME) units.

A weblink to the workshop  provides more information:  OR

19th International Biophysics Congress

Last modified: October 25, 2016

19th IBC banner

The location of the next Congress will be Edinburgh, Scotland.  It will be held from July 16-20, 2017, in conjuntion with the 11th Congress of EBSA (the European Biophysical Societies Association). Preliminary information is available at

Key dates:
Abstract submission deadline:                                                      March 24, 2017
Early Registration deadline:                                                          April 14, 2017
Registration deadline:                                                                    July 5, 2017

Also, at the 18th IBC held in Brisbane, Australia in August 2014, the General Assembly voted that the location for the 20th IBC will be Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2020.

Letters of Intent deadline for 21st IBC bids:                             December 31, 2016
Deadline for Lodgement of bids to host 21st IBC:                    May 01, 2017
Bids to be submitted in pdf, with videos etc. to be available by link to a specific website for the bidding country.


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