Biophysical Society Bulletin | January 2018
T H E N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E B I O P H Y S I C A L S O C I E T Y
AMessage from the President
Biophysical Society Creates Roadmap into the Future Biophysics as a discipline has experienced incredible growth in the last 15 years, which is reflected in the growth of the Biophysical Society membership and Annual Meeting. With that growth, an increasing number of disciplines now use biophysical approaches to conduct their research, and elements of biophysics can be found in nearly every aspect of contemporary life sciences. But biophysics as a field is still not well understood by those who do not identify themselves as biophysicists. It is at this juncture that the Society Council undertook a year-long strategic planning effort to ensure that the Society’s activities, programs, and direction continue to best promote the field as a cohesive, unique discipline, and that the Society continues to provide a home and support network for the breadth of current and future biophysicists to showcase their research and the advancement of the field. Continued on Page 2
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Nominations NowBeing Accepted for 2019 Society Awards The Biophysical Society is accepting nominations for its 2019 awards now through May 1, 2018. In addition to those offered previously, there are three newly established awards: The BPS Innovation Award, The BPS Award in the Biophysics of Health and Disease, and The Ignacio “Nacho” Tinoco Award of the Biophysical Society. The BPS Innovation Award will be presented to a BPS member who advances our fundamental understanding of biological systems through the development of novel theory, models, concepts, techniques, or applications. The BPS Award in the Biophysics of Health and Disease will honor a BPS member who has made a significant contribution to understanding the fundamental cause or pathogenesis of disease, or to enabling the treatment or prevention of a disease. The Ignacio “Nacho” Tinoco Award of the Biophysical Society recognizes the scientific contributions, work, and life of an outstanding biophysical chemist, educator, and mentor. It is intended to acknowledge meritorious investigators who make fundamental and/or seminal contributions to the physical chemistry of biopolymers and/or who actively promote and sustain a collaborative, inclusive, and engaging research environment in the field.
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Awards will be presented at the 2019 Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. For information and to submit a nomination, visit www.biophysics.org/awards.
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