ABC of Biophysics - How it Works

3/22/2021 - 3/26/2021
University of Tabuk
Saudi Arabia

Understanding biophysics for application in medicine and industry, How Biophysics can help understand diseases better and finding cure for them. Biophysics is with us in our lives, we can learn it and apply the concepts to our individual lives and also for sustainable development

Biomolecular NMR at Oregon State: A Walkthrough Tour

Oregon State University
Carvallis, OR

Members of our newly instated OSU BPS Student Chapter have put together a walkthrough tour of our NMR facility. Tune in to watch the video and learn more about NMR, our facility at Oregon State, and current research projects. The video will be published for convenient viewing, but in the spirit of celebrating Biophysics Week we invite you to view the video with us and then stick around for discussion and a general meet-up!

Biophysical Legacy of Selma Supek

Elementary school Donja Stubica, Croatia
Krapinsko-Zagorska županija, the Republic of Croatia

Students of Dr. Selma Supek who attended her Biophysics course at the Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia, are organizing an online event to mark her retirement. Invited speakers are her collaborators - Dr. Cheryl Aine (University of Mexico, retired) and Prof. Risto J. Ilmoniemi (Aalto University) while Prof. Sanja Tomić (Ruđer Bošković Institute) will present on the history of biophysics in Croatia. Event will be recorded.

Dr. Selma Supek obtained her degrees in physics. She entered the field of functional brain imaging using MEG during her doctoral research in the Biophysics Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory – LANL. After returning to Zagreb, Croatia, she continued collaborations with MEG/EEG laboratories at LANL and Mind Research Network and established new ones at ITAB in Chieti, HUCH BioMag Laboratory, Aalto University, University of Heidelberg, TU Ilmenau, and University of Jena. Research interests of Selma Supek include retinotopic organization of the visual cortex, spatiotemporal resolution of MEG, face processing, cognitive neurodynamics, auditory processing, and translational and educational neuroscience. She taught a general biophysics course between 1996 and 2020 and introduced functional brain imaging methods, in particular MEG, in Croatia both in research and education programs at diploma and doctoral levels. Selma Supek founded a series of intensive international graduate courses MIND AND BRAIN ( within the academic program of the Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik, and co-founded and co-directed the first interdisciplinary international postgraduate program “Language Communication and Cognitive Neuroscience” of the University of Zagreb. She organized and chaired Biomag 2010 ( and serves as a permanent member of the International Advisory Board for Biomag conferences which she chaired in 2010–2012.



ZOOM link:

TIME: Part I: Presentations (English): 19:00-19:50 CET (UTC+1)

            Part II: Students reminisce (Croatian/English): 19.50-20:30 CET (UTC+1)


Biophysical Society of Canada (BSC) Faculty Sessions for 6th Annual Biophysics Week

3/22/2021 - 3/26/2021
Biophysical Society of Canada

The Biophysical Society of Canada is pleased to be organizing Virtual Meet Faculty Sessions within the framework of the sixth annual Biophysics Week from March 22 - 26, 2021. Biophysics Week is a global effort aimed at encouraging connections within the biophysics community while raising awareness of the field and its impact among the general public, policy makers, students, and scientists.

The goal of these sessions is to provide undergraduate and graduate students with a chance to virtually meet and interact with faculty members of he Biophysical Society of Canada, inquire about their research, and learn more about potential training opportunities in the field of biophysics.

Organizers of Biophysics Week at BSC
Anna Panchenko, [email protected]
Mazdak Khajehpour, [email protected]
Zoya Leonenko, [email protected]

Biophysical Society of Japan - Proteins in Motion! Poster Share

3/22/2021 - 3/26/2021
Biophysical Society of Japan
Miyagi, Japan

Our body consists of many different organs, such as the muscle, heart, eye, and brain. Each organ is made up of many cells. Looking inside a magnified cell, you can see it is full of tiny proteins with sizes of only one hundred-thousandth of a millimeter.

Proteins within our body are dynamic and constantly moving as they carry out specific functions. For example, some proteins rotate to create energy, others walk along filaments to deliver cargo, or dock to transfer materials from the extracellular world. Motion of the proteins is essential to carry out cellular processes needed for life!

Share this poster with your colleagues, students, and friends.

Biophysics in and for Africa Online Conference

3/22/2021 - 3/26/2021
University of Pretoria
Pretoria, South Africa

The conference will consist of daily blocks of:

Presentations: 10h-12h and 15h – 18h (GMT+2)
Discussions : 12h30 -13h30 (GMT+2)

Topics include: Biophotonics, Biophysics and Maternal Health, Cellular Biophysics, Computational Biology, Development of the Future of Biophysics in Africa, Mathematical Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Quantum Biology, Small/Wide-Angle X-ray scattering in Biophysics, Structural biology 

Biophysics Week on Practical Work

3/22/2021 - 3/26/2021
Universitylef of Chlef, Algeria
Ouled Fares, Algeria

This week provides the student with a profile of rich training in a new discipline among the life sciences in both laboratories and ground. It aims to open up prospects for training and job profiles in which the knowledge of biological and physical problems or biophysics is important. This discipline of biophysics aims at a temporal formation having a broad spectrum of knowledge and bioscience and science skills physical allowing an opening towards sectors very varied: biomedical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, etc. This practical work plays an effective role in discovery of the experimental aspect of biophysics fundamental.

Centrality and Community Detection in Dynamic Residue Networks

Sabanci University
Istanbul, Turkey

Being a widely used centrality measure for residue networks (RNs), betweenness  centrality (BC) is informative about evolutionary and functional features of a protein  structure. Communities as close-knit amino-acid groups are detected with Girvan-  Newman algorithm, which is an edge BC based method. Hence, in the lens of  centrality and community, dynamic conformations of a protein are scrutinized to  understand the effect of mutation and/or binding. In this single day "Dialogues in the MIDST" event which is now a Biophysics Week regular, the morning session will be devoted to the theoretical aspects of centrality/community concepts in RNs and their meaning in terms of biophysical applications. In the afternoon, there will be a hands-on session with coding and applying the ideas to the favorite protein of each attendee using Python programming language along with Q&A and discussions.    

Gāṅgeya BPS Student Chapter Biophysics Week Virtual Conference

3/25/2021 - 3/27/2021
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata
East India

The Gāṅgeya BPS Student Chapter will be celebrating Biophysics Week with a 3-day virtual conference, March 25-27. 

International Biophysics Workshop: The Physics of Information Transfer in Biological Systems (Day 2)

LUMS Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering
DHA, Lahore Cantt. 54792, Lahore, Pakistan

Biophysics is a branch of Physics dedicated to the investigation of biological systems. The conference will draw together national and international speakers/researchers at the interface of Systems Biology, Quantum Physics and Materials Science around three major themes: 

  • Active matter self-organization 
  • Nanomaterials and nanodevices 
  • Signaling in biological systems

The conference aims to build a biophysics research community within Pakistan and collaborations with regional and international partners. A round table will discuss how the multi-disciplinary culture required to nurture this area can be created.