Conferences

‘Biomolecules and Nanostructures’ conference May 10-14, 2017 in Poland

Last modified: January 31, 2017

This is the 6th interdisciplinary conference as above, to be held in Podlesice in the Polish Jura, in the very picturesque Krakow-Czestochowa Upland, part of the Jurassic System of south-central Poland and surrounded by dramatic vistas and  a chain of majestic medieval castles.

Key topics covering current subjects at the crossroads of molecular biology, physics and chemistry, include:
protein folding, aggregation and disorder;  single-molecule manipulation;  biomolecular complexes;  biomembranes;  nucleic acids;  polysaccharides;  phenomena at bio-nano interfaces; and other issues related to molecular biophysics and biochemistry, both experimental and theoretical.

Invited speakers are listed at http://www.nanofun.edu.pl/bionano6/invited-speakers.html.  Also, a few short talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts.  The book of abstracts will be issued within the Europhysics Conference Abstracts series, published by the European Physical Society. Two best-presentation awards of 350 euro each will be funded to young participants by Europhysics Letters.

The deadline for registration, abstract submission, and payment for lodging and the conference fee is March 1, 2017. The conference fee includes all local expenses: admission to the conference, conference materials, coffee breaks, meals and accommodation.  We shall provide transportation to Podlesice from Krakow Airport, Katowice Airport, and
from Zawiercie railway station on May 10 and back on May 14.

The conference is organized by the Institute of Physics of Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, the Committee of Physics of Polish Academy of Sciences and the Pro Physica Foundation, under the auspices of the Division of Physics in Life Science of the European Physical Society.

The conference poster is available at: http://www.nanofun.edu.pl/bionano6/conference-poster.html.

Young Scientist Travel Awards CHANGE OF DATE

Last modified: January 24, 2017

The closing date for Applications for these Awards has been moved forward to Friday, March 10, 2017.

All other requirements remain the same.

19th IBC Young Scientist Travel Awards

Last modified: January 24, 2017

Early Career Travel Grants are to assist young biophysicists, especially from developing countries, and applications will open from Monday, January 09, 2017.

These IUPAB awards are intended to supplement, rather than to fully pay travel expenses.

Maximum award is $1000 Euros and minimum is $250 Euros.  The awards are not intended to cover the cost of registration to the Congress.

Application Form will soon be available in pdf on the IUPAB website  under “Forms” in “ABOUT US”.  This will give you all the information necessary to complete an application.

Closing date for applications is Friday, March 10, 2017.

After that date, a lengthy evaluation process by the IUPAB Executive takes place,  and all applicants will then be advised of the outcome of their applications.

Applicants must present a poster or platform contribution to the Congress, and it is required  that  supervisors approve of their attendance.

The funds will be paid in cash in Euros at the actual congress, and it is a condition that recipients attend the whole congress.  They must register on Day 1 at the YSTA booth, and the location will be posted near the Registration area.

Passport or similar photoID must be provided, together with a photocopy to be left with us for attachment to an official receipt form.

Payments will be made on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 19, and a receipt must be signed by each recipient.

This is a requirement of our Auditors, and payments cannot be made without compliance with this condition.

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.

IX POSLATAM COURSE, November 21-25, 2016

Last modified: November 22, 2016

This course will be held at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina, and will be closely related to the XLV Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society of Argentina.

This course will introduce key concepts in fluorescence microscopy.  It’s goal is to provide a solid background in both the theoretical concepts and practical skills in quantitative fluorescence microscopy with applications in biological research.  It is designed to update the students in modern topics of biophysics and to give them the opportunity to interact with professors and students from other countries.
The aim is to provide an environment of collaborations in order to provide the better development of biophysics in the South American Region.  The proposed structure of the meeting will have the dynamics of conferences and workshops to discuss and recognize the central role of experimental activity, presenting and discussing examples developed in the region (particularly Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile) where the knowledge of the biophysical basis of the processes have led to successful applications in the field of biotechnology.
Topics will be introduced in lectures, and computer labs will give the students hands-on practice on different image analysis strategies.
The weblink to the course is http://biofisica.org.ar/posgrado-latinoamericano-de-biofisica/cursoactual/

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: http://2016.ebtt.org/index.php?id=0.  OR www.ebtt.org

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 http://www.iupab2017.org/home

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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