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ASRC IlluminationSpace Field Trips

3/25/2019 & 3/27/2019
New York, New York
Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY

At the ASRC IlluminationSpace, located at the Advanced Science Research Center of The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, visitors explore five exciting and interconnected areas of science — nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences — in a fun and supportive environment to encourage a deeper understanding of how science shapes our everyday lives. Through interactive motion and touchscreen games and engaging conversations with researchers, visitors learn about the ASRC’s initiatives, inspiring them to search for science in the world around them. During Biophysics Week, we will highlight the role of biophysics in the ASRC's nanoscience, structural biology, and environmental sciences initiatives.

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Biophysical Innovations The Solution to Current Challenges in Africa and the World

Kakamega, Kenya

Biophysics is the least exploited and emphasized field of study in Kenya and Africa as a whole. It is on this basis that we would like to make maximum use of the 2019 Biophysics week to reach out to potential Biophysical scholars in Kenya who are still at the university and high school. Lack of exposure and mentorship has been the cause of thwarted dreams among youths or misplacement of the scholars in fields. Achievements in Biophysics will be highlighted in the most interesting way possible. These activities are seen as an inspiration and a boost to enrolment in the new biophysics curriculum (Bsc. Biophysics) which is to be introduced in a number of universities which are members of the Biophysical Society Kenya chapter (BPS (K))in the year 2019. The Biophysicists will use this opportunity to share experiences, network, bond and disseminate their skills and knowledge to youthful scholars and peers. The occasion shall involve planery presentations, nature walk in Kakamega Forest in which Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) is located, High school Community Outreach in Mbale Boys High School, discussions and shows. Successes exhibited internationally will be shared. Finally, the attendees will be exposed to the importance of being members of the Biophysical Society and Biophysical Society (Kenya). This will also boost enrolment. The event will involve and not limited to Universities and schools around Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST).

CIPCB Biohackathon

Mexico City, Mexico
Cerro del Agua 274, Copilco Universidad, 04360 Coyoacan, CDMX, Mexico

CIPCB Biohackathon is a one-week event related to Molecular Biophysics and Computational Biology. The goal is the development of an open-source infrastructure for biological data integration and analysis in order to accelerate scientific innovation focusing on protein modification for industrial applications

Epithelial Stem Cells in Cell and Gene Therapy Event

Genoa, Italy
Saloni delle Feste, Piazza Campetto

This is the opening lecture of the Nanoengineering for Mechanobiology symposium that will span the first three days of the Biophysics Week. 

IBB Biophysics Week 2019 (IBW2019), Biophysical approaches to address regional problems across Iran

Tehran, Iran
Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Tehran

“IBB Biophysics Week 2019 (IBW2019), Biophysical approaches to address regional problems across Iran, March 25–29, 2019” The World Biophysics Week 2019 (March 25–29), coincides with the Iranian New Year academic holiday (21 March- 5 April), when most of the academics and students leave their institutions for their home towns. Accordingly, we are going to use this opportunity to identify biophysical related problems in different cities and regions of Iran, gather the required data and information, and to make a list of responsible officials in charge as well as the local graduates and ordinary people who can participate in defining and implementing possible solution. During the IBW2019, when non-academic governmental offices are reopened, the involved member of academics and students of IBB, will communicate with the corresponding people, arrange meetings, give talks, discuss the matter and form local network of people, organizations and identify possible sources of expertise and funds to conduct the survey and implement the approved solution. The group will try to arrange talks and meetings podcast through Internet so that the interested members of IBB and other institution enjoy remote participation. Furthermore, they will produce a report at the end of the IBW2019 event. Each day of the IBW2019 will be named after the most significant activity of that day. The reports will be distributed through the IBB network. The collected reports will be discussed at IBB once the academic activities was started in the New Year and form the basis for the ongoing research activities and might be considered as the project to be conducted through MSc or PhD thesis in Biophysics.

Locked in the Law Library: Biophysics Escape the Room

Longmeadow, MA
Bay Path University, Hatch Learning Commons

You are studying in the Hatch Learning Commons law library late one night.  As you close your textbook you realize how quiet it is. In fact, it is eerily quiet.  As you start putting your books in your backpack you look through the law room windows and realize the rest of the lower floor is dark.  Checking your watch you discover that it is 20 minutes past the closing time. As you wonder to yourself if somehow you were overlooked, you go to the closed door only to discover that it is locked!  You quickly check the other door and it, too, is locked! You call out, but there is no answer. Slowly the reality of the situation sinks and you realize you are... Locked in the Library!


You calm down and decide to call public safety.  Unfortunately, cell reception in the basement of Hatch is spotty at best, but with the thunderstorm outside it is nonexistent. Still, you don't panic because you decide to try to use the computer to get a message out.  Somewhere in the back of your mind you are wondering how both doors became locked.  Fortunately, the computer emits a comforting glow when you touch the keyboard and you sigh in relief.  Unfortunately, instead of seeing the familiar screen that asks you to enter your ID and password, you see this:

Welcome, guest.  Since you were so involved in your studies that you didn't notice the building was closing, I thought perhaps we could play a game.  If you can solve all the puzzles, I will unlock the doors. Good luck.

Trento Biophysics Day

Via Sommarive 14, 38123 Povo-Trento

We will present two seminars, by Luca Maragliano (IIT) and Cristiano Viappiani (UniPR), followed by a coffee break and a students corner, where students will talk directly to members of the research groups about specific opportunities in biophysics