Biophysics Week 2024 Affiliate Events will be updated weekly. Please submit your Affiliate Event above.

"Learn Some Dam Biophysics" with the OSU BPS Student Chapter

Oregon State University, Memorial Union Quad
Oregon, United States

The average college student has likely never heard of the field of biophysics, and those that have may not have a good grasp on what it means to do biophysics and how it is important in expanding our knowledge of medicine, disease, and so much more.

Join the Oregon State University BPS Student Chapter on April 5th from 12-3:30pm to engage with fun, hands-on activities designed to give theaverage person an idea of what biophysics is, and how it impacts our daily lives. Activities include DNA and viral particle origami, demonstrating viral self-assembly with magnetic models, demonstrations with fluorescent proteins and much more!

2024 UB Biophysics Day

University at Buffalo, North Campus. Davis Hall, 2nd floor
New York, United States

On March 29, 2024, the University of Buffalo Biophysics Club along with students, staff, and faculty with expertise or interest in biophysical research will exchange research ideas around posters at Davis Hall, North campus from 1:30-4pm. At 5pm, Past BPS President Taekjip Ha from Harvard Medical School will hold the Wu lecture, hosted by physics, in the Natural Sciences Complex. All are welcome!

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Art & Science Day

Institute of Molecular Biosciences (IMB) - Humboldtstraße 48, Ground Floor, 8010 Graz
Graz, Austria

Science meets Art. Art meets Science. Join us for our Art&Science Day during the international Biophysics Week on 21.03.2024 at the Institute of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Graz, where we present innovative ways to engage with Biophysics and its related research domains.

During this immersive one-day event, you'll encounter interactive hands-on stations and captivating lectures. Chemist and science illustrator, Dr. Verena Resch (, will explore the realm of "Science illustration and beyond," while science communicator and comic author, Dr. Ariane Pessentheiner (, will delve into "Science in comics – a means to tackle complexity." We extend a warm invitation to all, particularly children and young adults, for an afternoon of exploration and discovery. Immerse yourself in the world of comics, microscopy art, and protein modeling, among other activities, or unleash your creativity by crafting a unique biomembrane design.

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Awareness Creation Among Young People Regarding Biophysics in Sierra Leone

3/21/24 - 3/22/2024
University of Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone, Africa

To visit the various diagnostic centers and other facilities so that students will be briefed about the activities of Biophysical Society in Africa.

Bahcesehir University Student Chapter of the Biophysical Society

Bahcesehir University
Istanbul, Turkey

Join Us at BAU Biophysics Day

Dive into the world of biophysics with us! BAU Biophysics Day is an event for anyone interested in biophysics. Whether you're a student, professional, or just curious, there's something for everyone:

  • Oral Presentations: Discover the latest in biophysics research from leading experts.
  • Rapid Fire Talk Competition: Watch students compete with their innovative ideas in biophysics.
  • Lab Tour: Get an exclusive look inside a working biophysics labs.

This is a fantastic opportunity to explore biophysics, network with peers, and see cutting-edge science in action. Don't miss out! 

Event starts at 10:00 (UTC +3) and ends at 16:00 (UTC +3).

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Be a Biophysicist!

University of Yaoundé I, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, Laboratory of Nuclear Physics
Cameroon, Africa

During Biophysics Week in Cameroon, biophysics as a discipline will be introduced to undergraduate students at the University of Yaoundé I. A presentation on the role of a biophysicist, doing research in biophysics, availability of scholarships as well as various career options shall be given.

Event starts at 11:00 AM Central Africa Time and ends at 4:00 PM Central Africa Time.

Bioelectrodynamics Webinar - Effects of Electric Fields on Proteins

Prague, Czechia

We celebrate Biophysics Week on the occasion of this Bioelectrodynamics webinar! Our guest speaker, Rui Rodrigues from Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal, will talk about the effects of electric fields on proteins. 

Event starts at 10:00 CET and ends at 11:15 CET.

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Biomolecular Simulations: Could They Work for Me?

University of Glasgow
Scotland, United Kingdom

Professor Sarah Harris (Professor of Biological Physics, University of Sheffield) will deliver as special edition of the Glasgow Protein Interest Group (GPIG) sponsored by the British Biophysical Society (BBS) in which she will give a whirlwind overview of the current capabilities of biomolecular simulations, using illustrative examples from her own research on the importance of DNA supercoiling and the mechanics of molecular machines. Participants will then discuss how biomolecular simulations might be applied to their research questions, and explore the future computational developments that would be most useful to experimental biophysicists and structural biologists. At 16:00 GMT participants will network over free drinks and pizza in the ARC atrium. All welcome!

Event starts at 14:30 GMT and ends at 17:30 GMT.

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Arizona State University, Physical Science Building F Wing
Arizona, United States


This annual event allows scientists from Arizona with an interest in biological physics to meet for a day of short talks, posters and lively discussion. We especially welcome presentations from graduate students and postdocs, and also from researchers from biology and bioengineering whose interests overlap with biological physics. BioPhest is alternatingly organized and held at Arizona State University and University of Arizona, with participants from Northern Arizona University in attendance as well.

Biophysical Peer Discussion Club

3/18/2024 and 3/21/2024
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

University of Toronto chapter will be having a peer discussion club together with Wayne State University chapter about HOT topics in biophysics & interdisciplinary biology. Participants will find interesting articles from science news aggregator such as and bring them to the table!


Biophysical Week in the University of Sonora

3/20/2024 - 3/22/2024
Universidad de Sonora
Hermosillo, Sonora, México

Posters of research works by professors and students from the physics department of the University of Sonora will be presented. There will also be lectures by special guests.

Biophysics Seminar: Relaxing Under Stress: Developing a Generalized Material Model for Highly Compressed Lipid Monolayers

Minnesota, United States

Anna Gaffney, University of Chicago graduate student, will share a seminar with Augsburg University undergraduates.

ABSTRACT: Lipid monolayers are membranes that self-assemble at the air-water interface and are found biologically in the ears, eyes, and lungs. Studying their responses to mechanical forces and stress can supply information to both the lipid and thin sheet fields. Mechanically, highly compressed lipid monolayers can be represented as elastic sheets. In this sense, at some critical stress, these sheets must undergo instabilities. Some do this through out-of-plane collapse, while others relax in-plane. This in-plane relaxation is experimentally observed with fluorescence microscopy (FM) and is characterized as reorganization of condensed domainswithin a softer matrix. These different modes of instability are accessible by tuning lipid monolayer softness, inspiring our search for a generalized material model with similar tunability. The elastic models that are currently used to describe out-of-plane collapse have been unsuccessful in capturing in-plane relaxation. We hypothesize this is because the matrix is relaxing through strain localization in the form of shear banding. Utilizing computational modeling at the continuum mechanics scale, we have developed a material model that can tune for shear banding. Simulation results from models that incorporate FM-derived condensed domain morphology show that if we trigger shear banding in the matrix around domains, the domains can reorganize and reproduce the experimental in-plane relaxation morphology. Our findings expand understanding of lipid monolayer mechanical response and can be applied to broader research in other thin sheet systems as well.

Event starts at 11:20 AM CST and ends at 12:00 PM CST.

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Biophysics Week in Lithuania

3/18//2024 to 3/22/24
Life Sciences Center, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Vilnius, Lithuania

We present a number of lectures, laboratory activities and excursions at the Life Sciences Centre and Faculty of Physics of Vilnius University, as well as at the National Cancer Institute.We will explore Biophysics from different perspectives, inviting to participate high-school students, students and existing community members.


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Biophysics: The Hidden Physics of Living Things.

Gulu University
Uganda, Africa

Biophysics: The Hidden Physics of Living Things is an engaging and interactive event designed to introduce secondary school students to the fascinating field of biophysics. Through captivating presentations and interactive demonstrations, students will discover how the principles of physics apply to living organisms. From the microscopic world of cells to the complexities of human physiology, students will uncover the hidden connections between physics and biology.

This event aims to ignite curiosity, inspire scientific inquiry, and demonstrate the relevance of biophysics in understanding the natural world. Join us for an eye-opening journey into the hidden physics of living things.

This event takes place on Saturday, March 23, 2024.

This event begins at 2:00 PM East African Time and ends at 5:00 PM East African Time.

Biophyzza Connection - Biophyzza Zaragoza

University of Zaragoza
Aragon, Spain

On March 22 at 12:30 a scientific dissemination event will take place at the San Francisco Campus of the University of Zaragoza to give visibility to the Biophysics knowledge area. The event will consist of two informal talks by two researchers from the Institute of Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI), one on toxic proteins involved in the development of neurodegenerative diseases, given by Dr. Nunilo Cremades, and another on drug discovery using electron microscopy, given by Dr. Javier García-Nafría. The talks will be enlivened with pizza.

The event is part of 'The Biophyzza Connection' activity coordinated by the Spanish Biophysical Society (SBE,, with the sponsorship of Domino's Pizza, that will take place simultanously at different cities in Spain during the Biophysics Week 2024.