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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 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 of the Biological Cell: Studying the Physical Interactions of Cells with Their Environment for Better In-Vitro Models

3/23/20
Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
University City, Coyoacán, 04510 Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

The LaNSBioDyT National Lab in Mexico is aiming at developing theranostics solutions based on the synergy between basic, fundamental science and technology. In many problems that the Mexican National Healthcare Institutes are facing nowadays, new in vitro cell culture platforms are necessary to better understand the biology, physiology and cell interactions responsible for diseases or drug effectiveness. Hence, our teams have started developing technologies that can integrate all physical signals required to better mimic the natural microenvironment of the cells to improve the subjects of study and the solutions that may be offered.   In this Symposium, we aim at presenting recent process and ongoing studies in the fields of mechanotransduction, in-vitro co-culture models like organs-on chip, 3D platforms, integrated in situ biosensing and physico-mathematical models of single-cell and collective behaviors.


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.


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.


Nurturing Youths for Biophysics Studies - POSTPONED (DATE TBD)

3/23/2020
MASINDE MULIRO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES
SPD BUILDING. ROOM SPD 314

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

POSTPONED (DATE TBD)


Physical Biochemistry Fest-2020

3/23/2020
University of Tabuk
Department of Biochemistry

Physical biochemistry fest-2020 is the first event of its kind in Tabuk region, This event is focussed on generating awareness and interest of university students and the general public in the flourishing area of biophysics. The student-centered event will be comprised of workshops, activities and student interaction with invited experts.


Physics of Life at York, Early Career Forum

3/13/2020
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.


Research on the Reaction of Salmonella Typhie on Medicinal Plants - POSTPONED (DATE TBD)

3/23/2020
MASINDE MULIRO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
SPD BUILDING. ROOM SPD 314

This event will discuss the reaction of typhoid bacteria on medicinal plants, e.g. biden pilosa extracts. 

POSTPONED (DATE TBD)