Biophysical Society to Hold 55th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, March 5-9, 2011
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Biophysical Society’s 55th Annual Meeting takes place from March 5-9, 2011 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. There, more than 6,500 scientists will gather to discuss the latest advances in understanding and breakthroughs in technology at every level of biophysics — from atoms and molecules to cells, organisms, and environments.
The Biophysical Society is the largest association in the world devoted to this multidisciplinary field, which lies at the crossroads of the physical and life sciences and is at the heart of modern biomedical research. The 55th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society will be the largest meeting of its type in 2011.
Journalists are invited to attend the meeting for free. Registration information appears below. Embargoed news releases in February will highlight presentations of interest to reporters.
MORE MEETING INFORMATION
Each year, the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting brings together more than 6,000 scientists and hosts more than 4,000 poster presentations, 200 exhibits, and more than 20 symposia. The largest meeting of its type in the world, the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting retains its small-meeting flavor through its subgroup meetings, platform sessions, social activities, and committee programs.
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General Meeting Information:
- U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu will present a scientific talk, “Biophysics in a New Light” (Sunday, March 6, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.)
- The New & Notable Symposium will showcase the hottest late-breaking discoveries at the meeting. (Sunday, March 6, from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.) See: http://www.biophysics.org/Program/ScientificSessions/nbspnbspnbspNewNotable/tabid/2749/Default.aspx.
- The Future of Biophysics Symposium, sponsored by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, will highlight the work of rising young stars whose research is at the interface of the physical and life sciences. (Monday, March 7, from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.) See: http://www.biophysics.org/Program/ScientificSessions/nbspnbspnbspFutureofBiophysics/tabid/2748/Default.aspx.
ABOUT THE BIOPHYSICAL SOCIETY
The Biophysical Society, founded in 1956, is a professional, scientific society established to encourage development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics. The society promotes growth in this expanding field through its annual meeting, monthly journal, and committee and outreach activities. Its over 9,000 members are located throughout the U.S. and the world, where they teach and conduct research in colleges, universities, laboratories, government agencies, and industry. For more information on the society or the 2011 Annual Meeting, visit www.biophysics.org.
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