The 2017 annual meeting of the Australian Society for Biophysics will take place on Monday 27 – Wednesday 29 November 2017. This annual event brings together biophysicists and related scholars from across Australia and is the peak biophysics conference in Australasia.

This year’s conference will be hosted by the University of Technology Sydney in the award-winning Chau Chak Wing Building – home to the UTS Business School. This impressive structure was designed by the renowned architect Frank Gehry and has quickly become a Sydney landmark for its swerving, whimsical form. Located in close proximity to major attractions, hotels, restaurants and transport, this year’s conference will ensure delegates have a stimulating experience both inside and outside the conference theatre.

More information, including program, speakers and registration will be available on this website in the near future.

Gender Equity and Diversity

The Australian Society for Biophysics strives to achieve balance across gender, geography and experience in all aspects of their annual meeting. The ASB executive council endeavours to achieve this balance through equal female and male representation on the local organizing committees and session chairs as well as through invitation of high-quality male and female speakers and the selection of speakers from the submitted abstracts from across Australia in line with the gender balance in our research community.

As part of this gender equity policy the ASB will use data collected during registration and abstract submission and data from the conference program to determine the gender balance at our annual meetings. The statistics will be availalbe on the ASB website.

Statistics for ASB meeting 2015
     Male      Female
 Registrations (Total = 106)   72%   28%
 Abstracts submitted (Total = 71)   72%   28%
 Invited speakers   61%   39%
 Speakers selected from abstracts   84%   16%
 Session chairs   60%   40%

Statistics for ASB meeting 2013
     Male      Female
 Invited speakers   77%   23%
 Speakers selected from abstracts   72%   28%
 Session chairs   80%   20%

For more information on gender equity at conferences, read these articles by Prof. Jenny Martin and science writer Carrie Arnold

Past ASB meetings