|The Australian Society for Biophysics (ASB) represents
researchers, teachers, and others with an interest in the application of
physical and physicochemical methods to the study of biological systems.
The first meeting of the Society was held in 1975 and the 31st Annual Conference
was held in December 2008 at Newcastle, north of Sydney.
The Society has a long-standing tradition of encouraging young biophysicists,
and this is reflected in the presentation of student poster and student
travel awards at the annual conference, as well as the presentation of the
Young Biophysicist Award. The Society also strongly encourages young investigators
to make oral presentations at the annual conference. The
Society has forged strong links with foreign biophysical societies, including
the 1995 Annual Conference held in conjunction with the British Biophysical
Society, a joint meeting in Hawaii with the Japanese and US Biophysical
Societies on the Molecular Interactions of
Actin; and ASB is a founding member of the Asian Biophysics Association (ABA). ASB has played a significant role in the International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB), with several members being elected to Council, and we will host IUPAB 2014 in Brisbane. For more information on ASB, please email any member of the Executive
Professor Boris Martinac FAACardiac Research Unit, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
Boris Martinac has been elected to AAS. A leading membrane biophysicist, he is known for his pioneering studies of ion channels in microbes, particularly the discovery, cloning and structural and functional characterisation of mechanosensitive ion channels in bacteria.
Congratulations Boris on behalf of all members of the Australian Society for Biophysics.
MeetingsSee the Meetings page for details of upcoming biophysical meetings and symposia.
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