Attending the Biophysical Society Virtual Annual Meeting is a rich networking and professional development opportunity for researchers in the field of biophysics. The breadth of research represented by attendees and to the personal interactions that take place are enhanced by the career, education, policy, and social programs scheduled throughout the Meeting.

 Networking Event           Professional Development

 Live Q & A: Careers in Industry 

Tuesday, February 23, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, USA Eastern

Have you wondered what your scientific career options are if you don't go into academia? The Biophysical Society invites you to attend an exclusive career session exploring science careers outside of academia. The session will feature several industry panelists who will answer questions and share their experiences including the steps they took and the decisions they made throughout their careers. This is a great opportunity for attendees to hear from industry professionals and get tangible advice for identifying and pursuing various careers outside of academic research.

Chair: Erin Dueber, Genetech, USA


Muneera Beach, Malvern Panalytical, USA

Jeff Hirsch, Confluence Discovery Technologies, USA

Aysegul Ozen, Scorpion Therapeutics, USA

Jeremy Wilbur, Relay Therapeutics, USA


 Global Pandemic Response: Charting a Path Forward Using Guides from the Past and Present

Wednesday, February 24, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, USA Eastern

A candid look at the global challenges facing a successful pandemic strategy. Can the lessons from other pandemics provide a framework for international cooperation? Can a strategy be developed that addresses both public health concerns and doubts in the general populace about the safety/efficacy of new interventions? Hear from global experts in science and policy as they weigh in on the challenge ahead. 

Chair: Ranajeet Ghose, The City College of New York, USA


Thurka Sangaramoorthy, University of Maryland, USA

Patrick McTamney, AstraZeneca, USA


  Virtual Education & Career Fair

Wednesday, February 24, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, USA Eastern
This virtual fair will provide opportunities for candidates to meet with representatives from educational institutions as well as industry companies. Students and postdoctoral candidates will be able to meet with representatives from colleges and universities with leading programs in biophysics. Attendees can connect with representatives from companies who will provide information about employment opportunities. 

Stop by the fair to learn about the variety of opportunities available and to talk one-on-one with representatives from participating organizations. It is free to attend the fair, but attendees must pre-register here

Representatives interested in reserving a virtual booth at this fair to share information about their institution/company’s biophysics-related opportunities must complete registration at this link. All those attending the Annual Meeting are encouraged to attend. Register for a table today! Please contact the Society at [email protected] with questions.


 Meet the Editors 

Thursday, February 25, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, USA Eastern
Take this opportunity to meet editors of the Society's three Journals: Biophysical Journal, Biophysical Reports, and The Biophysicist. Editors will be available to discuss their respective journals and to answer questions about where you should submit your work, what will help to get your work published, and what you can expect when you submit to these Society journal. 


 Responding to the Coronavirus Threat Through Investments in Fundamental Biomedical Research

Friday, February 26, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, USA Eastern
Effectively containing and limiting the spread of COVID-19, as well as responding to future pandemics by emerging, as yet unknown, infectious diseases will require substantial increases in our knowledge of how this virus and other pathogens infect humans, how the human immune system responds to infection, and how to leverage this understanding to develop new vaccines and drugs. These needs can only be addressed by substantial increased funding for fundamental biomedical research, as supported through congressional appropriations to federal agencies such as the NIH, NSF, and DOE.

Chair: Eric Sundberg, Emory University, USA


Michael Lauer, National Institutes of Health, USA

Katherine Clark (D-MA), United States Congress, USA  

Victoria McGovernn, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, USA