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

Advanced Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy for Measuring Molecular Conformation and Dynamics

University Göttingen
Wilhelmsplatz 1, 37073 Göttingen, Germany

Jörg Enderlein

III. Institute of Physics - Biophysics, Georg-August-University Göttingen

This webinar is co-organized by Dr. Gilad Haran, Chair of the Biophysical Society’s Biological Fluorescence Subgroup.

The development of single molecule spectroscopy (SMS) had an enormous impact on many biophysical studies by allowing to measure full distributions of molecular parameters, instead of only average values as usually determined by ensemble measurements. One specific technique of SMS is fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) which evaluates the fluorescence intensity fluctuations observed out of a femotliter-sized confocal detection volume. Thus allows to measure molecular size and concentration of fluorescently tagged molecule at pico- to nanomolar concentrations, but also to resolve conformational dynamics and conformational transitions with a temporal resolution down to a few nanoseconds. I will present a general introduction into FCS and will then focus on several of its advanced variants. In particular, I will introduce dual-focus or 2fFCS, which allows for precise calibration-free molecular sizing. Next, fluorescence lifetime correlation spectroscopy (FLCS) will be presented which is a powerful tool for resolving intramolecular conformational fluctuations. Then, I will discuss photoelectron transfer or PET-FCS, which is a simple but powerful complement to single-molecule Förster resonance energy transfer (smFRET) when studying conformational fluctuations in intrinsically disordered proteins. Finally, I will discuss FCS on a pico- to nanosecond timescale, where it provide valuable information about molecular rotational diffusion and molecular stoichiometry (fluorescence antibunching).

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.

Event 1: International Virtual Conference on Biophysics of Life on Earth and the Covid-19 Pandemic (World Biophysics Week 2021) (IBB-BW2021)

Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics (IBB), University of Tehran

March 14-16, 2021

Director: Prof. Hamid Mobasheri

The Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics (IBB) of University of Tehran, along with the Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN), and UNESCO/UNITWIN network in Biophysics, Biotechnology and Environmental health, is dedicated to Biophysics and like previous years collaborates with the ABS to hold the event during a three-day virtual conference on March 14-16, 2021 followed by a one day International Symposium during announced World Biophysics Week, on March 25th aiming to further insist and elaborate on the importance of biophysical education and research to save the life in the world.

During the above meetings, in addition to scientific lectures and discussions, the latest achievements, though biophysical approaches in various fields including medicine, basic sciences, engineering, environmental and agricultural sciences, etc., will be presented. Furthermore, the potential opportunities as well as indigenous needs for research and possible curriculum modification in this area will be discussed. A poster session to present, elaborate and justify "Novel Biophysical Ideas" will also be held, as part of the Biophysics Week event in order to create a suitable environment for the birth of innovative ideas in students and young researchers active in the field. We try to pave the path for international cooperation to meet global challenges through biophysical approaches and also to establish a unique platform for scientific networking to facilitate the national as well as international collaborations with researchers who have brilliant track records in the field.   

SBBC Inaugural Symposium

Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana

(BPS Student Chapter) Purdue University - Structural Biology and Biophysics Club 

March 18, 2021

Inaugural symposium to showcase biophysics research being done at Purdue. Nine different labs are represented during this symposium, with techniques ranging from computational docking, spectroscopy, microscopy, mass spectrometry, NMR, X-ray Crystallography, and cryoEM.