2015 was an exciting year for the Biophysical Society of Canada (BSC). The BSC offered trainee travel awards to the 2015 US Biophysical Society meeting in Baltimore, where we sponsored a well-attended (~75 members) mixer at a local pub. The BSC also held its first 1st Annual Biophysical Society of Canada meeting June 17th - 19th at the University of Waterloo, which was well attended and boasted exciting talks from national and international speakers. I am particularly proud that the executive has awarded “Fellows of the BSC” to Drs. Ian C.P. Smith and Drs. Richard M. Epand for their outstanding contributions to biophysics. Looking to the future, the BSC has already raised considerable funds to support student travel to both the 2016 Biophysical Society in Los Angeles and the 2nd annual BSC meeting, which will be held in Winnipeg with tentative dates from June 1 – 3, 2016. We look forward to seeing you in Winnipeg! Finally, we have also added a new section on the website for job advertisements from PI and trainees looking for jobs. Please do not hesitate to send me your thoughts and suggestions at John.Baenziger@uottawa.ca.
And please join us in creating a vibrant Biophysical Society of Canada.
John E. Baenziger, President
The first annual Biophysical Society of Canada (BSC) meeting was held June 17-19 in Waterloo, Ontario. The meeting included plenary and poster sessions covering all areas of biophysics, with particular attention to novel developments in biophysics, single molecule biophysics, and the applications of biophysics to medicine, pharmaceutical sciences, and both bio- and nano-technology.
The BSC has supported student travel to the meeting in Waterloo. More information on the awardees can be found here.
The list of best oral and poster presentations can be found here.
For more information, please go to bsc-2015.uwaterloo.ca.
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The Biophysical Society executive has worked hard to move the Society forward on many fronts in 2014 (see recent updates). But we have only just begun! In the next couple of years, the executive hopes to implement many other changes that will enhance the role of the Society in promoting both Biophysics and Biophysicists in Canada. We hope that you will consider either becoming a member or renewing your membership in the BSC for 2015. Please join us in facilitating a vibrant, strong, active, and connected biophysical research community in Canada.
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