The 2018 BBS biennial meeting is being held at the University of Southampton, on 11-13th July.

Meeting website now live.

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.

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.

10 NEW STUDENT BURSARIES FROM THE WELLCOME TRUST/BBS HAVE BECOME AVAILABLE FOR THE 2017 EDINBURGH CONGRESS. Please contact our meeting secretary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to apply. Deadline for applications 24 March 2017.