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COVID-19 Update

There will be numerous Biophysics Week Affiliate Events taking place around the world. Due to concerns around the Coronavirus (COVID-19), BPS urges you to take the necessary health related precautionary measures and recommendations as given in the respective countries. If you have specific concerns or questions, we encourage you to reach out to the event organizers. In the case of an event cancellation and BPS is notified, BPS will update this page.

 

 

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ASU Biophysics Day - POSTPONED (DATE TBD)

3/27/2020
Arizona State University
Arizona State University, Tempe Campus, PSF 186

If you have an engineering mind, an interest in biology, chemistry, mathematics or physics, and a desire to be a part of one of the fastest-growing scientific fields today, join us for the ASU BioPhysics Day!

Hosted by Arizona State University's Center for Biological Physics, the event will feature lab tours, faculty talks, a Q&A session with graduate students, and a mentorship dinner with faculty, grad students, and staff!

From clinical medicine and biological research to inventing devices to measure new properties and systems, Biophysics has everything you need to prepare for a 21st-century scientific career combined with the flexibility offered by a liberal arts education.

POSTPONED (DATE TBD)


Biophysical Society Student Chapter: Biophysics Week

3/25/2020
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Dr W, Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4, Canada

This is an outreach event aimed at raising awareness of biophysics to grade school students. 


Biophysics Centered Student Research Symposium

3/27/2020
The City University of New York, Graduate Center (CUNY)
85 St. Nicholas Terrace, New York, NY 10031

CUNY is a large university system with faculty from diverse scientific backgrounds conducting research across all disciplines of the life sciences. Our event will present a series of talks from graduate students conducting research with an emphasis on molecular biophysics. This will include recent publications or progress made towards their thesis research.


Biophysics in Drug Discovery - Not Just a Black Box

3/27/2020
AstraZeneca
The Darwin Building, 310 Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WG, United Kingdom

The workshop will deal with challenges in quantitative Biophysics when applied in small and large molecule drug discovery. It is supposed to open up a discussion of challenging data and how to improve them. It is not supposed to be an introduction to the techniques but rather a discussion of persisting problems from a user’s perspective when applying the techniques (such as SPR, ITC, NMR, etc) and recognizing them.


Biophysics in the Campus

3/25/2020
Biofisika Institute (UPV/EHU, CSIC)
Lugar Barrio Santsoena, 6A, 48940 Leioa, Bizkaia, Spain

Open doors at Biofisika Institute, get together, conference. This event is part of The Biophyzza Connection, sponsored by Domino’s Pizza and the Sociedad de Biofísica de España (SBE).


Biophysics in the Classroom - POSTPONED (DATE TBD)

TBD
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Molecular Science Bldg., Sector 5 Carr. #1 Esquina Carr. #8838, San Juan, PR 000926

POSTPONED (DATE TBD)


Biophysics Key to Research and Innovation - POSTPONED (DATE TBD)

3/23/2020
MASINDE MULIRO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya

POSTPONED (DATE TBD)


Biophysics of the Biological Cell: Studying the Physical Interactions of Cells with Their Environment for Better In-Vitro Models

3/23/20
Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
University City, Coyoacán, 04510 Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

The LaNSBioDyT National Lab in Mexico is aiming at developing theranostics solutions based on the synergy between basic, fundamental science and technology. In many problems that the Mexican National Healthcare Institutes are facing nowadays, new in vitro cell culture platforms are necessary to better understand the biology, physiology and cell interactions responsible for diseases or drug effectiveness. Hence, our teams have started developing technologies that can integrate all physical signals required to better mimic the natural microenvironment of the cells to improve the subjects of study and the solutions that may be offered.   In this Symposium, we aim at presenting recent process and ongoing studies in the fields of mechanotransduction, in-vitro co-culture models like organs-on chip, 3D platforms, integrated in situ biosensing and physico-mathematical models of single-cell and collective behaviors.


Biophysics Week Events @ Biophysics Pashchim Student Chapter - POSTPONED (DATE TBD)

3/12/20
CSIR National Chemical Laboratory
Curie Lab, MSM Building, Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan, Pune, Maharashtra, 411008, India

The event will feature a discussion/interactive session with faculties at the conference.

POSTPONED (DATE TBD)


Biophysics: From Bacteria to Humans

3/23/2020
University of Belgrade
Studentski trg 1, Beograd, Serbia

The Program will feature 1. Fractal analysis studies of morphology and dynamics of fungi in vitro  Lecturers: Dr. Nebojša Milošević, Dr. Katarina Rajković, Medical school, University of Belgrade    2. EPR spectroscopy and imaging in studies of neurodegenerative diseases  Lecturer: Dr. Aleksandra Pavićević, assistant Faculty of physical chemistry    3. CRISPR / Cas: fundamental microbiology (and bioinformatics), genome editing, fight with patents, and back  Lecturer: Dr. Bojan Božić, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade    4. Mechanical stimuli and woody plants: cell walls or mechanical engineers  Lecturers: Dr. Jasna Simonović Radosavljević, Dr. Aleksandra Mitrović, Institute for multidisciplinary research, University of Belgrade    5. Electrophysiology of ion channels in filamentous fungi: a story with many beginnings  Lecturer: Dr. Miroslav Živić, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade


BPS-UWM at Spring Org Fair

2/11/20
University of Wisconsin-Madison
433 Babcock Drive, Room 435, Madison, WI 53706

BPS-UWM will be at UW-Madison Spring 2020 Org Fair. Stop by and say hi!


Bridgewater State University Biophysics Week Activity - CANCELLED

TBD
Bridgewater State University

CANCELLED


Clemson Physics Colloquium: Priya Banerjee

3/26/2020
Clemson University
Physics and Astronomy, Clemson, SC 29634

Dr. Priya Banerjee from the Department of Physics at the University at Buffalo will give an hour-long colloquium specifying how proteins with intrinsically disorders region come to form biomolecular condensates by liquid-liquid phase separation.


Cytoskeletal Brew - CANCELLED

3/24/2020
Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Vinicna 7, Room 311

CANCELLED


Dialogues in the MIDST - Programming Biological Time Machines

3/25/2020
Sabanci University
Orta Mahalle, Üniversite Caddesi No:27 Tuzla, 34956 İstanbul

Suppose we have a population of bacteria and for each bacterium of a given genotype, an antibiotic alters it to another type with some probability. We ask if it is possible to apply a set of antibiotics (K in number) with a specified precedence (in N steps) so as to maximize the fraction of bacteria (with d number of distinct genotypes) becoming again the wild type. A straightforward approach would be to explicitly enumerate all the permutations with repetitions, and then compute the probability of returning to the wild type. This procedure examines a total number of KN alternatives, in each of which we need to multiply d-by-d matrices with d-vectors N many times. It has been proved that such a plan, which may be referred to as antibiotic time machine, is NP-hard to compute. While transforming the time machine problem to an empirically tractable optimization problem, we will perform hands-on experiments including reinforced random-walks on rugged fitness landscapes to demonstrate the accessibility percolation. We will also discuss how higher order epistasis alters the adaptive evolution and will evaluate the robustness of the optimized solutions.


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