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Biophysical Sciences Institute

External Events

Thursday 19 May 2016

Chemical Biology and Bio-Organic Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium

19 May 2016 10:30-17:30, Nottingham.

This one day meeting is open to all, and is an opportunity for postgraduate students to present their work at a national level.Abstracts for oral presentations and posters are welcome from postgraduate students in the broad fields of bio-organic chemistry and chemical-biology. Prizes will be awarded for the best oral and poster presentations. The symposium will conclude with a plenary lecture from Professor Chris Moody. Registration is open and costs £15. See Link:

Sunday 29 May 2016

EMBO | EMBL Symposium: Microtubules: From Atoms to Complex Systems

29 May – 1 June 2016, Heidelberg, Germany.

The 2016 Microtubule Symposium coincides with the 50th anniversary of the discovery of tubulin. We will bring together representative members of the main domains of the microtubule field, ranging from structural biology, biochemistry and biophysics to cell biology, genetics and chemical biology.

Registration is now open.

Monday 30 May 2016

Chemistry, Life and Evolution

30 May - 3 June 2016, Prienam Chiemsee, Germany

This symposium will address the chemical processes involved in the origin, evolution, and processes of life. This is an area of research where lines of thought in chemistry, physics, biology and informatics meet and interact. We will examine not only current theories for the origin of life –pathways from simple molecules to proteins and nucleotides - but will also cover directed evolution, organic and inorganic systems, autocatalytic systems, the influence of chirality, and transfer of information and related topics. Registration deadline: 13th May 2016


Monday 27 June 2016

Membrane pores: from structure and assembly, to medicine and technology, Royal Society Discussion Meeting

27- 28th June 2016, London.

Speakers include: Helen Saibil, Rudolf Glockshuber, Dek Woolfson, Bill DeGrado, Jose Caaveiro, Ana-Jesus Garcia-Saez, Ruth Kluck, Themis Lazaridis, Doryen Bubeck, Michelle Dunstone, John Brumell, Gabriel Waksman, Susan Buchanan, Hendrik Dietz, Alex Noy, Mark Wallace, and Carol Robinson. Registration is free and now open. Poster abstract submissions are welcome. See link:

Wednesday 6 July 2016

Saturday 3 September 2016

41st FEBS Congress: Molecular and Systems Biology for a Better Life

3rd-8th September, Ephesus / Kuşadası Turkey.

Topics will include: Gene Expression and Regulation; Cell Functions at the Molecular Level; From Systems Biology to Single Molecules; Biochemical Aspects of the Immune Response; Novel Advances in Cancer Research; Molecular Basis of Cardiac Function and Regeneration; Biomaterials; Molecular Neurosciences, Aging and Oxidative Stress. Abstract Submission deadline closing: 01 May 2016. See Link:

Monday 5 September 2016

Anomalous Transport in Crowded Cells and Soft Matter

10:55am to 11:55pm

(Mini-colloquium within the 26th European Condensed Matter conference) 5-9 September 2016, Groningen, The Netherlands.

The focus of the programme is on:

  • spatio-temporal diffusion
  • scale-dependent transport coefficients
  • high-resolution microscopy and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy
  • reaction kinetics under crowding conditions

The mini-colloquium consists of 2 long sessions (3.5 hours each) featuring invited lectures and shorter contributed talks, and a poster session. The contributed talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts, and we ask you kindly to encourage graduate students and post-docs to submit an abstract.

To register, follow:

Sunday 11 September 2016

Liposomes, Exosomes, and Virosomes: From Modeling Complex Membrane Processes to Medical Diagnostics and Drug Delivery

11-16 September, 2016, Ascona, Switzerland.

The meeting will bring together experts in membrane biophysics, cell biology, synthetic biology, diagnostics, pharmacology, and pharmaceutical formulation and will appeal to academic scientists and researchers in pharmaceutical industry. Bringing together different approaches to this multidisciplinary topic will allow an intense scientific exchange of ideas and will highlight the field from different views. This will provide a basis for a molecular understanding of central questions about the use of cell-derived and model membranes, deliver the newest technical approaches, and stimulate further developments as well as future collaborations. See link:

Monday 12 September 2016

4th International Soft Matter Conference (ISMC2016)

12 -16 September 2016, Grenoble, France, Alpexpo conference centre.

This will be a good opportunity to exchange information about the latest developments in the Soft Matter field, with many exciting topics and high level invited talks. Abstract submission for oral and poster presentations is now open. See Link:

IOP Biological Physics, Physics Meets Biology 2016

Clare College, Cambridge, 12-14 September 2016.

Biologically inspired Physics is an extraordinarily wide field, covering the behaviour of systems from single molecular machines to organisms and even ecosystems. Physics Meets Biology 2016 will provide a view of the most recent and exciting research across a broad range of topics and scales: its scope includes physical probes and imaging, bionanotechnology and synthetic biology, molecular machinery, cytoskeletal mechanics, signalling, control, neural systems, development, evolution and ecology. Registration open, please see:

Saturday 11 February 2017

Biophysical Society 61st Annual Meeting: Imaging Cellular Structure and Dynamics from Molecules to Organisms

February 11-15, 2017, New Orleans, Louisiana, Abstract Submission and Registration Opens: July 1, 2016. See Link:

Sunday 16 July 2017