President’s welcome

Welcome to the Biophysical Society of Canada (BSC) web site. The year 2014 marks a new beginning for the Biophysical Society of Canada, with several new members of the executive team and several recent updates. Together, we will continue the work of previous executive committees to improve the organization to serve you better. My priorities for the Society are to 1) foster biophysics research in Canada, 2) promote the career development of young biophysicists, and 3) serve as a strong advocate for biophysics research in Canada. I am honored to be the new President, and would very much appreciate hearing from you with your thoughts and suggestions at Please join us in creating a vibrant Biophysical Society of Canada.

John E. Baenziger, President

2015 Society mixer and travel awards

Please join us for the Biophysical Society of Canada mixer at the US Biophysical Society meeting in Baltimore from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 8, 2015. The mixer will be held at the Pratt Street Ale House.

Our society is pleased to announce the travel award winners for the Biophysical Society meeting. At the M.Sc. level, our winner is Jessica Besaw from the labs of Dr. Christopher Rowley and Dr. Valerie Booth at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. At the Ph.D level, we have two award winners: Kevin Courtney from the lab of Dr. Xiaohui Zha at the University of Ottawa and Souryvanh Nirasay from the lab of Dr. Isabelle Marcotte at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Congratulations to our travel awardees!

The travel awards were sponsored by Fisher Scientific and TA Instruments. We are grateful to both companies for supporting our BSC trainees!

If your are interested in sponsoring awards for the 2016 Biophysical Society meeting, please contact John Baenziger. Hope to see you at the mixer in Baltimore!

  • icon 1About BSC

    We are an organization that promotes the interests and science of Biophysics in Canada, as well as the training and career development of young scientists who have interests in the area of biophysics. We also serve as the official link with International Biophysicists through our involvement in the International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB). What unites all of us is the use of sophisticated physical methods to study complex biological processes. Biophysics spans an ever growing array of disciplines, with important contributions to both life sciences and human health. If you have an interest in biophysics and would like to learn more, please join the Society and get connected!

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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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