The ASB Meeting is turning 40

>>> Posted by Admin - 30/01/2015

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Australian Society for Biophysics' annual meeting . The first meeting of the Society was held in 1975 and the ASB meeting is now among the largest gathering of Biophysicists in Australia and New Zealand.
The 2015 ASB meeting will be held at the University of New England from November 22 – 25.


Alan Mark is awarded the Bob Robertson Award

>>> Posted by Admin - 22/08/2014

At the recent IUPAB 2014 in Brisbane, Prof. Alan Mark from the University of Queensland was awarded the 2014 Bob Robertson Award for his contribution to the field of computational chemistry. His work has significantly advanced our understanding of the macromolecular properties of biomolecular systems. In particular his efforts in the development of improved force fields and the application of free energy calculations have made a lasting impact on the field of computational chemistry.
Alan was warded his PhD from the Australian National University, which was followed by postdoctoral positions at the University of Groningen and ETH Zurich. In 1998 he was appointed Professor of Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Groningen. In 1998, Alan Mark returned to Australia on a Australian Research Council (ARC) Federation Fellowship. Since 2005, Alan is the head of the Molecular Dynamics group at the University of Queensland . The work of his group includes structure prediction, protein and peptide folding, the self-assembly of protein/lipid complexes, modelling of cell receptors and other membrane proteins and the calculation of thermodynamic properties such as ligand binding affinities. Congratulations on behalf of all members of the Australian Society for Biophysics. Photos of Alan Mark's presentation can be found here


Frances Separovic is elected Secretary of the US Biophysical Society

>>> Posted by Admin - 20/08/2014

Frances Separovic, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne and immediate past president of the Australian Society for Biophysics, has been elected Secretary of the US Biophysical Society . She will begin her four-year term on July 1, 2015. She has been a member of the Society since 1985. Congratulations to Frances on behalf of all members of the ASB.