ASU Biophysics Day 2023

Arizona State University - Center for Biological Physics
Arizona, United States

If you have an interest in physics, chemistry, math, biology and a desire to be part of the fastest growing scientific field of today, come and join us at our virtual Biophysics Day! From clinical medicine and biological research to inventing devices and measuring new properties and systems.

Biophysics has everything you need to prepare for a cutting edge 21st century career combined with the flexibility offered by a liberal arts education. There will be:

  • Lab Tours
  • Faculty Talks
  • Q & A with a group of BioPhysics Grad Students and Post-Doctoral Associates

Big Data and Machine Learning Era: Modeling of Cells and Systems

School of Chemical and Biotechnology, SASTRA Deemed to be University
Thanjavur, India

This one day mini-symposia will be held by the Department of Bioinformatics, School of Chemical and Biotechnology, SASTRA Deemed to be University, Thanjavur, India. The event will be on March 23, 2023, from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Indian Standard Time. 

As a majorly undergraduate-focused institution SASTRA aims to showcase or highlight the computational modeling of cells and systems in terms of advancements happening with new computational methods/techniques such as Machine learning, Big Data analytics, cloud computing, multiscale approach, etc. The minisymposia is aimed to bring a nationally and internationally known speaker to share the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches in this Big Data Era of Cells and Systems modeling. Also, students and postdocs will share their latest work in the same and overlapping research areas. The audience will be undergraduate, postgraduate, graduate students, and postdocs at SASTRA and institutions in districts such as Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Madurai and others.

This event is organized by BPS member Dr. Ragothaman M. Yennamalli, SASTRA.

Event Speakers:

Keynote speaker: Dr. Shruthi Vishwanath from National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru

Other speakers: Ms. Soundarya P. Alexander, Research Scholar (PhD) at SASTRA Deemed to be University.

Mr. Aruldoss Immanuel, Research Scholar (PhD) at SASTRA Deemed to be University.

Ms. Sangeetha Muthamilselvan, Research Scholar (PhD) at SASTRA Deemed to be University.

Ms. Aathithya Diaz, Research Scholar (PhD) at SASTRA Deemed to be University.

Mr. Sureshan Muthusamy, Research Scholar (PhD) at SASTRA Deemed to be University.

Ms. Menaka Thambiraja, Research Scholar (PhD) at SASTRA Deemed to be University.

Two Masters students, SASTRA Deemed to be University

Two students from other institutions located in Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, and Madurai.

Biofizzって?Biofizzと平滑筋研究の第一人者、小林先生によるワクワク弾けるような対談 What is Biofizz? An exciting fizzy conversation between Biofizz and Dr. Kobayashi, a leading expert in smooth muscle research

Sanyo-Onodo City University
Yamaguchi, Japan

We are the first BPS chapter in Japan under the name “Biofizz”, and at this Biophysics week, we would like to delve into the conversation between Dr. Kobayashi, a leading expert in smooth muscle research, and Biofizz.

We are planning to following topics.

1. About Biofizz

2. Introduction of Dr. Kobayashi

3. How he became a doctor

4. His research

5. The differences in education he felt while teaching in the U.S. and Japan

6. Discussion on 5

 1) Students' positive attitude toward class

 2) Differences in curriculum

 3) Class format

 4) Volunteer activities, etc.

 5)About homework

 6)Approach to class

7. messages from Mr.Kobayashi to students

Event Date: March 24th

Event Time (shown in different time zones):    

8:00a.m.-9:40 a.m.EST     



9:00p.m. -10:40p.m.JST

Language : English

Location : Zoom meeting.

If you would like to join the event, please contact Akari Morishita at [email protected] for the meeting link. 

Biophysical Society of Canada - Guest Lecture & Trivia Night

Biophysical Society of Canada

The BSC Trainees organized a guest lecture from Dr. Wesley Wong, followed by a Trivia during this year's Biophysics Week. 

Registration is open now, and the deadline to register for the event is March 10, 2023. Please be sure to let your colleagues know about this exciting upcoming event:

Biophysical solutions through interdisciplinary approaches, addressed In the frame of the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development

University of Tehran
Tehran, Iran

University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
23 March 2023

Virtual sessions: and/or

Live broadcast from Internet TV of the University of Tehran 

Dr. Hamid Mobasheri

Executive members:
Ziaei, S., Edrisi, M., Rezaei, M., Akbari, M., Mohsenimehr, A., Rezaee. S.

Due to coincidence of World Biophysics Week 20-24 March 2023 with the Iranian New Year eve and holidays, the combined in-person and virtual programs will be conducted from 26-28 February 2023 and their corresponding virtual representation will be podcasted during World Biophysics Week time on March 23.

Biophysical Week Celebration in the University of Sonora

3/23/2023 - 3/24/23
CONACYT-University of Sonora
Sonora, México

A series of posters with University of Sonora students will be presented. Gift cards will be given to best poster. We also plan talks with researchers to arouse the interest of students in topics related to biophysics.

Biophysics day at SNIoE

Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence
Uttar Pradesh, India

Biophysics day celebration at "Soft Matter Physics (SMP) lab". Our lab works on soft materials and biomembranes to understand them from a microscopic to a macroscopic view. Curious to develop a relationship between molecular arrangement using X-ray scattering to applications.

Biophysics of Water in Algeria

3/20/2023 - 3/24/34
Université Hassiba Ben Bouali de Chlef
Algeria, Africa

The objective of the Biophysics Week is to identify the biophysical components of water intended for human consumption in several regions of Algeria. Excess minerals in drinking water. Including magnesium, calcium, sulfate, chloride and fluoride play an essential role in the prevention of urinary tract stones, which are mainly composed of calcium oxalate. The results to be known are the concentrations of the most important components of drinking water in Algeria, especially the positive and negative ions.

Biophysics Seminar: Fatty acid self-assembly within plausible early Earth environments constrains the origin of cells

Augsburg University
Minnesota, United States

Augsburg's Society of Physics Students will host a seminar by University of Washington grad student Zachary Cohen to celebrate Biophysics Week:

Title: Fatty acid self-assembly within plausible early Earth environments constrains the origin of cells

Abstract: The membranes of the earliest cells may have been composed of fatty acids. Unlike phospholipids which are produced via cellular biosynthesis, fatty acids could have been supplied to Earth by abiotic sources before the first cells formed. I will describe the physical principles that determine whether fatty acids will assemble into membranes, some experimental techniques that can be used to investigate these membranes, and what these experiments can tell us about the origin of cells on Earth. Specifically, I will discuss research on the behavior of these membranes in salty lakes and cold environments below the membrane melting temperature.

Biophysics Week

3/20/2023 - 3/24/2023
DST-IASST Guwahati
Assam, India

During Biophysics Week, we will conduct the following activities:

1. We will host a guest lecture by a famous Biophysicist

2. We will also arrange a school teaching program (3 schools near our Institute) by conducting experiments relevant to the "Introduction of Biophysics" to class 10-12 students of Guwahati, Assam in their respective schools.

Biophysics Week in Bucharest

University of Bucharest
Bucharest, Romania

Biophysics week in Bucharest 2023 is an online event organized by the Romanian Society of Pure and Applied Biophysics, Bucharest’s Branch. This virtual workshop is dedicated to raise awareness of the importance of biophysics in the academic community of Bucharest.

The most relevant master programs in this field will be presented: Master of Biophysics and Cellular Biotechnology, Master of Medical Bioinformatics, Master of Medical Physics, Master of Neurobiology. Moreover, representatives of the employers in the biophysics research field from Bucharest accepted to present their offer. The official language will be Romanian. We welcome undergraduate and graduate students from the faculties of biology, physics and medicine to register. Students from other faculties such as chemistry or polytechnics are also expected to join us.

Registration. To register please use the Google Forms link. Only registered participants will receive the link of the meeting on the Zoom platform. Deadline for registration March 20th, 2023.

Biophysics Week Lecture at UEA

University of East Anglia, SCI 0.31
Norfolk, United Kingdom

Prof Anthony Watts will present a talk entitled "The importance of water in receptor function".

Career Conversations Over Coffee

Arizona State University
Arizona, United States

Career Conversations over Coffee is an informal event to promote networking and discussion among attendees. We hope attendees will learn from each other and gain new perspectives on scientific careers.

The event will consist of 20-minute speaker presentations from our panel followed by a Q&A session, during which attendees can ask questions and seek advice from our panel of speakers. Finally, the event will conclude with a networking session over coffee.

Coffee and Contemplation

University of California, Riverside
California, United States

This event will be designed to stimulate thought and conversation regarding research and philosophy in a casual setting over coffee. Some students will be presenting posters of their research, and we will further have 'conversation starter' cards with fascinating ideas and questions in the field of Biophysics (and related fields) to catalyze conversations. The primary goal is to give students the opportunity to communicate their research and to get a sense of what it means to collaborate with others on 'big ideas'.

Dialogues in the MIDST Workshop: How to Analyze the Evolutionary Conservation of Amino Acids

Sabanci University
Istanbul, Turkey

Evolutionary conservation is an important metric in assessing the functional importance of amino acids in proteins. However, calculating evolutionary conservation in a proper way is a challenge. This skill requires knowledge of databases, tools, and particular knowledge in the genomics domain. In this workshop, the basics of homology and phylogenetics will be taught. A pipeline of evolutionary conservation starting from a single sequence to overall conservation measurement for an amino acid of interest will also be shown.