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Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) on the Deutsches Elektromen-Synchrotron (DESY) Campus
Notkestraße 85, 22607 Hamburg, Germany
We are anticipating approximately 100 attendees.
To obtain a letter of invitation you must first register for the meeting and pay any registration fees in full.  Submit request for Letter of Invitation. 
An online program will be available one month prior to the meeting for registered attendees to upload or print..  

Registration FAQ

Registration includes admission to all scientific sessions and poster area, lunch, and coffee breaks. 
Meeting registrations are non-transferable. Requests for registration cancellations and refunds must be submitted in writing to the BPS Office and postmarked by February 7, 2020. No refund requests will be granted after that date.  A $30 fee will be deducted from all registrations cancellation refunds. 
If you or your institution requires a receipt for registration, please send your request via email to [email protected]  Be prepared to provide your name or Membership ID number and any information your institution requires (i.e. method of Payment, verification name or signature).
You can receive a Certificate of Attendance at on-site registration.

Presenter FAQ

A member ID is not required for abstract submissions. However, you will need to create a myBPS account and password, if you haven’t already done so.
The abstract submission deadline is January 20, 2020, 11:59 PM (Eastern USA).
The Biophysical Society Office will email abstract scheduling notices only to Presenting Authors no later than February 7, 2020. The Presenting Author holds the responsibility of notifying all authors on the abstract of the scheduling.
No, you do not need to be a member of the Society to submit an abstract. 
Revisions for regular abstract submissions must be received by Monday, January 20, 2020, 11:59 PM (Eastern USA).
The deadline for withdrawals is January 20, 2020, 11:59 PM (Eastern USA). Requests for abstract withdrawal must have been received in writing by the Biophysical Society via email: [email protected] from the presenting author’s email address. The presenting author's full name and abstract number must be included in the withdrawal request.
You must bring your own laptop, power supplies, and adaptors.  We also suggest you bring a back-up of your presentation on a USB drive, in care of any unforeseen problems.

Housing FAQ

You may contact the hotel directly to make your reservation. For a list of area hotels, click here.