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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)


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 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: 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


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.


Hatay Mustafa Kemal University 2nd Biophysics Week Events

3/26/2020
Hatay Mustafa Kemal University
Alahan, Hatay Cd. Tayfur Sökmen Kampüsü, 31060 Alahan-Antakya/Antakya/Hatay, Turkey

The Hatay Mustafa Kemal University BPS Student Chapter members will prepare and submit a scientific session with invited national scientists and a social program. 


Introducing Effective Cancer Treatment Protocols

3/27/2020
Liberty University
1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, VA 24515

Tap Cancer Out may have been born from one person’s idea, but it’s become a movement that belongs to the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community as a whole. In order to create impact beyond our tournament fundraising efforts, we depend on volunteers (like you!) around the world to host Tap Cancer Out Grapplethons to unite the grapplers in your area (and beyond) to help bring humanity another step closer to tapping cancer out. This event discusses the most effective cancer treatment protocols from the 40' to 2020.


Kent State University: Host a Guest Lecture

3/27/2020
Kent State University
800 E Summit St, Smith Hall, Room 111, Kent, OH 44240


KIHA Biophysics Conference - CANCELLED

3/27/2020
University of Denver
2101 East Wesley Ave., SGM #340, Denver, CO 80210

The University of Denver is proud to host the KIHA Biophysics Conference. The KIHA Biophysics Conference offers an oasis for biophysicists of all levels to present emerging scientific research, learn from experts, forge collaborations, and explore new technologies to advance their research.

CANCELLED


Nashville Biophysics Day

3/27/20
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
207 Plus Park Blvd., Nashville, TN 32717