2005 Press Releases

Student Travel Awards Announced - Sunday, January 06, 2008
The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its student travel award to attend the 49th annual meeting of the society in Long Beach, CA, February 12-16, 2005. The recipients of this competitive award are selected based on scientific merit, with priority given to those who will present a paper at the conference. Each awardee receives a travel grant and will be recognized at an award ceremony on Saturday, February 12, 2005. read more ...

 

Biophysical Society Announces 2006 Award Recipients - Tuesday, August 22, 2006
The Biophysical Society is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2007 Society awards. The twelve recipients will receive their awards at the Biophysical Society’s 51st Annual Meeting on Monday March 5, 2007 at the Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. The awardees are: read more ...

 

BPS Announces Recipients of 2006 International Travel Awards - Thursday, December 29, 2005
The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its international travel grants to attend the 50th annual meeting of the society in Salt Lake City, February 18-22, 2005. The purpose of these awards is to foster and initiate further interaction between American biophysicists and scientists working in countries experiencing financial difficulties. read more ...

 

BPS Announces Recipients of 2006 MARC Travel Awards - Thursday, December 29, 2005
The Biophysical Society has announced the winner of its Marc Travel Awards to attend the 50th annual meeting of the society in Salt Lake City Utah, February 18-22, 2006. The awards, provided by the FASEB MARC Program, are meant to encourage participation at the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting from minority students and minority scientists that are currently studying and working in the field of biophysics read more ...

 

BPS Announces Recipients of 2006 Student Travel Awards - Thursday, December 29, 2005
The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its student travel award to attend the 49th annual meeting of the society in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 18-22, 2006. The recipients of this competitive award are selected based on scientific merit, with priority given to those who will present a paper at the conference. read more ...

 

BPS Releases Statement Opposing the Teaching of Alternatives to Evolution - Saturday, November 05, 2005
The Biophysical Society is deeply troubled by attempts in the United States to suppress the teaching of evolution in K-12 public schools, or to temper the teaching with disclaimers, or to present evolution as only one of several alternative theories about the origin of human life on earth. read more ...

 

Biophysical Society Announces Newly Elected Officers - Friday, September 02, 2005
The 7,500-member Biophysical Society is pleased to announce the result of its 2006 elections. read more ...

 

BPS Signs Amicus Brief opposing disclaimers on education in Georgia textbooks - Friday, June 10, 2005
The Biophysical Society signed an Amicus brief opposing the placement of evolution disclaimers in Cobb, County, Georgia textbooks. The brief asserts that there is no valid scientific or pedagogical reason that a disclaimer regarding the "theory" of evolution be placed inside of biology textbooks. read more ...

 

Recommendations for Enhancing the US VISA System to Advance America's Scientific ... - Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. government put in place new safeguards in the nation’s visa system that made it extremely challenging for bona fide international students, scholars, scientists, and engineers to enter this country. While intended to correct weaknesses exposed by the attacks, the changes proved to be significant barriers for legitimate travelers and created a misperception that these visitors were no longer welcome here. read more ...

 

Read the AAU Press Release on the VISA statement - Wednesday, May 18, 2005
A group of 40 leading academic, science and engineering associations today urged the U.S. government to accelerate its effort to reform the visa process for international students, scholars, and researchers. read more ...

 

U.S. Genomics Sponsors Award for Outstanding Investigator in the Field of Single Molecule Biology - Monday, February 14, 2005
U.S. Genomics announced today its sponsorship of the Biophysical Society Outstanding Investigator Award in the Field of Single Molecule Biology. The sponsorship announcement coincides with the Biophysical Society 49th Annual Meeting, held this week in Long Beach, California. The Biophysical Society Awards Program honors its members by recognizing excellence in biophysics and promoting greater interaction among life scientists throughout the world. read more ...

 

International Travel Awards Announced - Tuesday, January 11, 2005
The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its international travel grants to attend the 49th annual meeting of the society in Long Beach, CA, February 12-16, 2005. The purpose of these awards is to foster and initiate further interaction between American biophysicists and scientists working in countries experiencing financial difficulties. Recipients of this competitive award are chosen based on scientific merit and their proposed presentation at the meeting. read more ...