Austria has a long-standing tradition in biophysics: in 2021, the Austrian Biophysical Society will celebrate its 60th birthday. Founded in 1961, Biophysics Austria is among the oldest biophysical societies in Europe and hosted the first European meeting in Biophysics in Baden by Vienna in 1971. The 2021 congress will be held under the umbrella and with the support of the European Biophysical Societies Association (EBSA). Many well-known companies will support this meeting.
The outstanding scientific programme covers most biophysical research directions, including single-molecule biophysics, high resolution optical and force microscopy, ion channels and transporters, lipids and membranes, structural biology, theoretical biophysics, cell mechanics, and many other subjects.
The event features cross-disciplinary plenary lectures that foster discussions at or beyond the frontiers of current biophysical research. For the first time, a public lecture will start the congress. Nobel laureate Ada Yonath is honoring the contribution of Erwin Schrödinger to life sciences by outlining her view on the old question "What is life?". The lecture will be open to any person interested in science.
More than 60 invited speakers have already agreed to share their latest exciting results. More than 70 slots are planned for the junior researchers to present their results.
Please pay attention to many bursaries and awards provided by EBSA, Biophysics Austria, and the Biophysical Society of America.
Child care will be available to facilitate the participation of young parents struggling to combine science and family.