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As the Biophysical Society continues to grow, the Society's subgroups allow members to meet and interact within more focused areas in smaller groups. Subgroups hold scientific symposia and business meetings each year on the Saturday that starts the Annual Meeting. They also sponsor several awards, including the Student Research Achievement Awards (SRAA) Poster Competition.

Membership to the Society's subgroups is open to all members. New subgroups may be formed by petition, signed by at least 100 regular members. The petition and accompanying bylaws need to be approved by Council.

Bioengineering



This subgroup was approved at the 2015 Council meeting. More than 100 regular Society members signed the petition in support of the subgroup, which was spearheaded by Chris Yip and Jonathan Rocheleau of the University of Toronto. 

The Bioengineering Subgroup provides a forum for discussion and dialogue about the application of engineering principles, approaches, tools, and techniques to biological problems. It provides a unique venue for trainees and researchers working at the interface between the engineering and biological sciences, including those interested in the application of engineering strategies to resolve biological and human health related challenges

 

Join the Bioengineering Subgroup

In order to join the Bioengineering Subgroup, you must be a member of the Society.

Amir Farnoud, Chair (2019)

Raphael C. Lee, Chair-Elect (2020)

TBD, Secretary-Treasurer (2019)

 

2018 Jonathan Rocheleau University of Toronto, Canada
2017 Christopher Yip University of Toronto, Canada

2018 Symposium

Saturday, February 17, 2018
San Francisco, California
9:00 AM–1:00 PM

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2017 Symposium

Saturday, February 11, 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana
9:00 AM–12:30 PM

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2016 Symposium

Saturday, February 27, 2016
Los Angeles, California
3:00 PM–5:00 PM

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Article 1

Purpose: The objective of the Bioengineering Subgroup is to provide a forum for discussion and dialogue about the application of engineering principles, approaches, tools, and techniques to biological problems. It will provide a unique venue for trainees and researchers working at the interface between the engineering and biological sciences, including those interested in the application of engineering strategies to resolve biological and human health related challenges.
 

Article 2

Membership: Members of the Biophysical Society may join the Bioengineering Subgroup; nonmembers of the Biophysical Society are welcome to attend Bioengineering Subgroup activities but are unable to serve as Officers of the Subgroup or vote.
 

Article 3

Dissolution: This group may be dissolved at the discretion of the Council of the Biophysical Society.
 

Article 4

Meetings: Business meetings shall be held in connection with the annual scientific meeting of the Biophysical Society. Five percent of the members of the Bioengineering Subgroup or 10 members, whichever is smaller, shall constitute a quorum. Scientific meetings shall be held in association with the annual Biophysical Society meetings, and must follow the guidelines established by the BPS Council.
 

Article 5

Dues: In addition to those requested by the Biophysical Society, subgroup dues of $20/year will be levied by the Subgroup Advisory Committee, and the dues will be reviewed each year by the Subgroup Advisory Committee.
 

Article 6

Officers: The Officers of the Subgroup will be a Chairperson, Chairperson-elect, SecretaryTreasurer, and a Program Chair. The Chairperson-elect shall serve one year as such followed by one year as Chairperson. The Secretary-Treasurer shall be elected for a term of two years and the Program Chair shall be elected for a period of 1 year. The Officers plus the Program Chair will be responsible for assembling the scientific program for the annual Subgroup Meeting, which will involve both selecting talks from submitted abstracts as well as actively inviting speakers.
 

Article 7

Advisory Committee: The Advisory Committee will be responsible for the fulfillment of the scientific and business obligations of the group. The Advisory Committee will consist of the Officers and the immediate past Chairperson. The Advisory Committee shall have the power to conduct other business by means of email vote. The affairs of the Group shall be handled by the Officers in accordance with the policies determined by the Advisory Committee and the Biophysical Society Council.
 

Article 8

Nominating Committee: The members of the Advisory Committee shall constitute the nominating committee. Nominations will also be received from the floor at the annual business meeting or by email up to two weeks prior to the annual meeting. Nominees must accept their nomination prior to being placed on a ballot.
 

Article 9

Elections: Elections shall be held at the annual meeting of the Biophysical Society or electronically. The candidate for each office receiving the highest number of votes will be elected. Officers will take office at the end of the annual business meeting held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Biophysical Society. Interim vacancies in officers or councilors will be filled in accordance with By-Law Article VII of the Biophysical Society.
 

Article 10

Amendments to the By-Laws: Amendments should arise from the members of the Bioengineering Subgroup, approved by a two-thirds majority of the Subgroup Advisory Committee, and ratified in a ballot by a majority of the members of the group voting.



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