Top 10 Reasons to Submit an Abstract

1. Constructive Feedback
Get insightful feedback from colleagues on the ideas and approaches in your research methods through questions and discussions.

2. Collaboration
Find opportunities to collaborate with other labs and leading researchers related to your topic.

3. Strategic Networking
Increase your visibility and leadership potential by connecting with new contacts and colleagues in this interdisciplinary environment.

4. Transfer of Ideas
Bring the ideas and methods you learn back to your home institution, along with valuable, constructive feedback on the research you presented.

5. Professional Development.
Enhance your CV as a presenting author.

6. Your Publications
All accepted abstracts are published and fully citeable in Biophysical Journal.

7. Personal Development
Increase confidence through the presentation of your research.

8. Increased Visibility for Your Institution
Gain exposure for your organization and funding institutions.

9. Contribution to the Biophysics Community
Enrich the experience of attendees and contribute to the sharing of ideas that is the basis of the biophysics community.

10. A Visible Platform
Submitting your abstract by the October 1 deadline grants you the opportunity to be considered for one of the 500 oral platform session speaking slots.

The Program Committee reviews each abstract that is submitted. The high scientific quality of each presented abstract is what makes the BPS Annual Meeting the leading international forum for interdisciplinary research focused on solving biological problems. Submit an abstract by October 1 by going to

Revised Abstract Categories

The abstract topic categories have been revised for 2014 to better reflect the growth and evolution of biophysics.
When submitting an abstract, be sure to choose the category that best represents your research.

BPS Celebrates 100 Years of Crystallography

The General Assembly of the United Nations has declared 2014 the International Year of Crystallography, 100 years after the Nobel Prize was awarded for the discovery of X-ray diffraction by crystals. The Biophysical Society 58th Annual Meeting will celebrate this milestone with a symposium dedicated to the occasion: Celebrating 100 Years of Crystallography: X-Rays Are Photons Too. The session will be co-chaired by Jane Richardson, Duke University, and Gregory Petsko, Brandeis University. Other speakers include John Spence, Arizona State University, William Weis, Stanford University, Thomas Terwillinger, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Jamie Cate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Crystallography is the study of the inner structure and properties of crystals in the solid state, defined as “crystalline state.”