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As the Biophysical Society continues to grow, the Society's subgroups allow members to meet and interact within more focused areas in smaller groups. Subgroups hold scientific symposia and business meetings each year on the Saturday that starts the Annual Meeting. They also sponsor several awards, including the Student Research Achievement Awards (SRAA) Poster Competition.

Membership to the Society's subgroups is open to all members. New subgroups may be formed by petition, signed by at least 100 regular members. The petition and accompanying bylaws need to be approved by Council.

Mechanobiology



Mechanobiology is an emerging area of biophysics that focuses on the role of mechanical cues that alter cellular responses and their transduction by cells. Topics ranging from rigidity sensing by stem cells to osmosensing in bacteria are all based upon mechanochemical processes. This new subgroup will call attention to how mechanical aspects of biological functions are critical for shaping organisms and influencing cellular processes at the molecular level. Cellular properties are not merely defined by their components, but how these components interact physically with one another and the cellular microenvironment over time.

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In order to join the Mechanobiology Subgroup, you must be a member of the Society.

Kristian Franze, Chair (2019)

2018 Symposium

Saturday, February 17, 2018
San Francisco, California
9:30 AM–5:00 PM

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2017 Symposium

Saturday, February 11, 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana
9:00 AM–6:30 PM

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2016 Symposium

Saturday, February 27, 2016
Los Angeles, California
9:00 AM–7:00 PM

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2015 Symposium

Saturday, February 27, 2015
Baltimore, Maryland
10:00 AM–5:15 PM

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2014 Symposium

Saturday, February 15, 2014
San Francisco, California
1:00 PM–5:05 PM

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2013 Symposium

Saturday, February 2, 2013
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1:00 PM–5:00 PM

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