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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


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

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


Biophysics, Past, Present and Future Perspectives - And Some Recent Insights Into Water in Receptor

3/23/2021
Vilnius University
Lithuania

Lithuanian Biophysical Society for the first time celebrarates International Biophysics Week. We are very proud to invite you to a lecture “Biophysics, past, present and future perspectives - and some recent insights into water in receptor action“ by the past president of EBSA (European Biophysical Societies' Association) Prof. Anthony Watts (University of Oxford).    Biophysics is called the “bridging science”; bridging physics, theory and modelling to biology. It could be argued that as far back as the early civilizations, any physical phenomenon that has been applied to investigate or exploit biology, is biophysics. Hooke’s development of microscopes or Newton’s primitive spectroscopy, and much more, cannot be ignored, any more than 20th century contemporary molecular biophysics. A brief history of biophysics and some crystal ball gazing for the development of the field, will be followed by a description of water involvement in receptor activation/desensitization from recent high resolution structural studies.    

The event will be moderated by the Chair of Lithuanian Biophysical Society Prof. Saulius Šatkauskas. The lecture will be held in English on March 23rd 12:00 EET on Microsoft Teams.    

All are welcome!


CPB Mechanics of Epithelia Symposium

3/23/2021
University of Cambridge, UK, Dept. Applied Mathematics &Theoretical Physics
University of Cambridge, UK, Dept. Applied Mathematics &Theoretical Physics

This half-day symposium, organised by Dr Stephanie Höhn (DAMPT), will bring together scientists using biophysical, molecular and theoretical approaches to study the dynamics and mechanics of epithelial morphogenesis. There will be a poster session via slack and an award for the best poster (see further info on the event webpage).

This Symposium is free and open to all. Please circulate this Information to whom it may be of interest. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2IZWoUDaS7mK4IAcZm7pSg


Harbor Scripting for Dynamics Single Molecule Experiments Presentations and Competition

3/23/2021
Lumicks
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Harbor is an interactive community initiated by LUMICKS, where researchers share the latest open-source scripts for dynamic single-molecule studies.

In this webinar, the authors of these scripts will give a short introduction of their method and why it can be useful for other scientists to use as well. Here we will also announce the 3 winners of the scripting competition, based on its impact and scope, technical quality of the code as well their theoretical basis.

This will be a webinar for anyone that is interested in applying scripting to their research and get more out of their experiments.


Live Experiment on Visualizing and Manipulating DNA–Protein Interactions

3/23/2021
Lumicks
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Have you ever wondered how you can visualize your proteins interacting with DNA in real-time?

Join us in this labinar to meet one of LUMICKS' application scientists perform a hands-on experiment for you. This will be a live 20-minute instrument demonstration showing hands-on experiments on DNA-protein interactions using C-Trap Optical Tweezers ― Fluorescence & Label-free Microscopy.

After the labinar, we'll have a live Q&A session where our application scientist will answer your questions. Don’t miss out on the opportunity and register below!


The Role of the Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel KV10.1 in Cell Division and Tumor Progression

3/23/2021
Istituto di Biofisica
Genova, Italy

The PRIN project LIONESS (Leveraging basic knowledge of ion channel network in cancer for innovative therapeutic strategies) promotes the following Guest Lecture within the Biophysics Week:

Prof. Luis Pardo, Max-Planck-Institute for Experimental Biology, Göttingen, Germany

All cells are surrounded by a lipid membrane. Special proteins are present in the membrane to assure communication between the inside of a cell with its surroundings. For example ion channels allow the passage of potassium, sodium, chloride or other ions. The importance of ion channels in cancer is increasingly recognized and the Italian research consortium LIONESS (Leveraging basic knowledge of ion channel network in cancer for innovative therapeutic strategies) is currently investigating the role of ion channels in pancreatic cancer. In order to bring this research topic to a more general public, we take advantage of the Biophysics Week to invite one of the world leaders in cancer ion channel research, Prof. Luis Pardo from the Max-Planck-Institute in Gottingen (Germany).

This particular ion channel, KV10.1, has been extensively studied by Dr. Pardo and colleagues, and the lecture will provide a glimpse on what the current state of the art is in this emergent field.