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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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.


Biophysics Centered Student Research Symposium

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 the Campus

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)

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya


Biophysics: From Bacteria to Humans

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

Bridgewater State University


Clemson Physics Colloquium: Priya Banerjee

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

Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Vinicna 7, Room 311


Dialogues in the MIDST - Programming Biological Time Machines

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

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

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.

Nurturing Youths for Biophysics Studies - POSTPONED (DATE TBD)


The week's activities will include guest speakers, lectures, presentations, nature walks, and more. 


Physics of Life at York, Early Career Forum

University of York
Department of Physics University of York Heslington York YO10 5DD UK

Are you a finalist PhD in Physics considering your academic career options, a postdoc in Biology looking to become more independent in your research direction, or an early career researcher in Electronics looking for fellowship funding?

Please join us for insights into the preparation, pitfalls and outcomes of a first funding proposal. We will hear from experienced early career researchers in the life and physical sciences, followed by an invaluable opportunity for open discussion.

Scottish Structural Biology Meeting

University of Glasgow
Sir Graeme Davies Building, 120 University Place, Glasgow G12 8TA, UK

This event will bring together the Scottish structural biology and biophysics community for a stand-alone, day-long programme of research presentations, posters, informal discussions and networking opportunities. A key part of the event is hearing from each other what we do and how we can collaborate. Participants are invited to present posters to facilitate discussion over a networking pizza lunch.

Seminar - David Stone (University of Illinois at Chicago)

University of Notre Dame
B01 McCourtney Hall, University of Notre Dame

Please join us for this interdisciplinary research seminar!