The 2018 BBS biennial meeting is being held at the University of Southampton, on 11-13th July. The meeting will feature an exciting programme of scientific seminars and poster sessions across a wide range of biophysical areas and techniques: Cell Membranes, Cell interior, The whole cell, Delivery into the Cell and Emerging Imaging Technologies. Young researchers are particularly encouraged to submit their abstracts, as approximately 50% of all talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts.

Royal Society Theo Murphy residential meeting at the Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire, 26-27 Feb 2018

This meeting brings together life and physical scientists to explore mechanisms of biological compartmentalisation and how these principles can be harnessed to develop smart technologies. We will address how repurposing of biological and synthetic components can be used to create artificial cells for development in areas such as fuel production, drug delivery and environmental remediation.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 was awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson "for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution".

The British Biophysical Society is delighted with the announcement that Richard Henderson in one of the recipients for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry this year. The revolution in cryo-electron microscopy has really excited biophysicists in the last few years, and it’s great to see it recognised by the Nobel committee. We are very happy for Richard, who has been a member of the British Biophysical Society for many years, and an Honorary Member since 2003. And we look forward to all that his innovation in the field of cryo-EM will deliver to our understanding of molecular and cellular biology at amazingly high resolutions.

University of Sheffield, Friday 30th June 2017

This free hands-on workshop facilitated by Andrew Walsh ( will examine how games and play can help us teach the more numerical parts of the bioscience curriculum. This day is aimed at everyone involved in teaching these subjects in Higher Education settings; post-docs and PhD students with an interest in teaching are also very welcome. Participants will reflect on elements of game design and on how non-digital games could be integrated into their own practice, before having the chance to prototype an educational game of their own.

PoLNet2, the second phase of an EPSRC (and now BBSRC) Grand Challenge research theme on the Physics of Life (PoL), commenced in 2017.  Its aims are to shape research programmes, new topics, and continue to grow interdisciplinary connections at the Biology-Physics interface in a sustainable way.

To apply for a bursary to attend the IUPAB/EBSA/BBS/IoP Congress in EDINBURGH 2017, (, please send to our meeting secretary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), your cv, supervisor details (name, email and web page), estimate of costs (include registration fee which will form part of the bursary award) and your abstract for the congress. Deadline for applications 24 March 2017. To join the BBS to be eligible for a bursary and get reduced registration fee, please see here ( You can apply for a Bursary if your membership application is pending.