Biophysical Society Bulletin | May 2019

May 2019

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

Biophysics Week, which started in 2016 and is held annually, is a global effort to spread awareness of the field of biophysics. The goal is to raise the visibility of biophysics around the world and to bring together the worldwide community of biophysicists. With today’s changing science environment, it is important that researchers stay connected globally and be on the forefront of the latest develop- ments and breakthroughs in biophysics. The importance of collaboration across boundaries is critical in science, especially in a highly interdisciplinary field such as biophysics.

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The Fourth Annual Biophysics Week, March 25–29, 2019, was a huge success! Thank you to our members and communities all over the world who supported and partici- pated in Biophysics Week. BPS kicked-off Biophysics Week once again with the Johns Hopkins University Biophysics Program and high-school students from the Science Department at the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (Poly). Poly students got to do hands on experiments, tour the JHU facilities, and be immersed in a day of biophysical sciences. We want to thank Bertrand García-Moreno , Department Chair; Carolyn Fitch ,

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Publications 16 Member Corner & Important Dates 17 Student Spotlight 17 Thematic Meetings 18 Upcoming Events 20

Laboratory Director; Greg Bowman , Associate Professor; Juliette Lecomte , Professor; and Adam Wishart , Baltimore Polytechnic Institute chemistry teacher, for all of their efforts in hosting and planning such an impactful event for our future generation of scientists. BPS would like to recognize our Biophysics Week Partners: the European Biophysi- cal Societies’ Association (EBSA), the Italian Society of Pure and Applied Biophysics (SIBPA), and the British Biophysical Society (BBS) for all of their efforts in sharing Bio- physics Week around the world. BPS would also like to thank all of the Affiliate Event Organizers. Affiliate Event Organizers across the globe embraced the week and hosted 68 events in 26 different countries throughout 6 continents. Biophysics Week was effective and successful because of their efforts!

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