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A Biophysicist in the Kitchen

3/27/2019-3/29/2019
Córdoba, Argentina
School of Chemical Sciences Ciudad Universitaria, Haya de la Torre y Medina Allende, X5000HUA Córdoba, Argentina

The activity is presented as a gallery of stands where each one develops a fundamental concept of Biophysics, approached with several examples of common life in the kitchen. Reflective questions will be proposed about the biophysical properties of food and the processes that they experience in the kitchen and the knowledge or popular intuition will be compared with the scientific concepts of the discipline. (Translated)

La actividad se plantea como una galería de stands donde se desarrolle en cada uno un concepto fundamental de la Biofísica, abordados con varios ejemplos de la vida común en la cocina. Se propondrán preguntas reflexivas sobre las propiedades biofísicas de los alimentos y de los procesos que experimentan en la cocina y se cotejará el conocimiento o intuición popular con los conceptos científicos de la disciplina. (Original) 


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.

If you would like to attend we require visitors to register before they visit using our online booking platform. (https://www.explorableplaces.com/places/advanced-science-research-center-illuminationspace)

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

3/25/2019-3/29/2019
Kakamega, Kenya
MASINDE MULIRO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, MEA AUDITORIUM AND SPD SCIENCE LABORATORIES 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).


Cellular Membrane: Modern Biophysic Activities for High Schoolers

TBD
Chiavari, Italy
High School Marconi, Chiavari, Italy

Innovative Interactive seminary about modern aspects of cellular membrane.


CIPCB Biohackathon

3/25/2019-3/29/2019
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


Dialogues in the MIDST

3/27/2019
Istanbul, Turkey
Sabanci University, Universite Cad. Tuzla 34956 Istanbul Turkey

Protein-protein interaction (PPI) prediction is directly related to an in depth understanding of many biological processes. The morning session of this event covers theoretical information on the importance of PPIs, details about their role on binding, signaling, regulation as well the effect of mutations on these mechanisms. Since experimental procedures are expensive and hard to apply on a large scale, computational approaches have become important in detecting PPIs in large amounts of sequence and structural data. Thus, the approaches towards predicting PPIs with computational tools will be explained. The afternoon will be devoted to a hands-on session on a template-based protein-protein interaction tool, Protein Interactions by Structural Matching (PRISM).


Epithelial Stem Cells in Cell and Gene Therapy Event

3/24/2019
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. 


First Biophysical Meeting in Egypt

3/27/2019
Mansoura, Egypt
Mansoura University, Faculty of science, Mansoura, Egypt


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

3/25/2019-3/29/2019
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.


Study of Biomolecules Using Molecular Dynamics Simulation

3/27/2019
Bagmati,Nepal
Department of Physics, Siddhartha Multiple College Bagmati,Nepal

Molecular dynamics simulation is a powerful technique which can be used to study the structure and dynamics of biomolecules by providing atomistic details of molecular motions. On this event, we will examine and present our application of molecular dynamics simulation to study biological function.


UCL IPLS Meet-Up

3/27/2019
London, England
University College London, MRC Building, Room 2.30 (2nd Floor Seminar Room)

The IPLS Meet-ups are regular afternoon meetings where students and postdocs working at the interface of physics and biology at UCL and neighbouring institutions present their work. They are a great opportunity to learn about the newest research at the interface of biology and physics, chemistry, mathematics and engineering, and meet other researchers interested in similar topics. The talks are followed by an informal drinks reception to promote interdisciplinary networking.