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Biophysical Society 60th Meeting, Feb. 27 - March 2, 2016, Los Angeles

Biophysical Society

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 16, 2016 -- Journalists are invited this month to a major international meeting devoted to biophysics, a field that seeks to uncover fundamental new understanding of the molecular world and find new treatments and tools for fields across medicine and materials science.

The 60th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society convenes from Feb. 27- March 2, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Free press registration information can be found below.

This is the largest gathering of the year devoted to biophysics, and many of the scientists traveling to the meeting will be unveiling new, unpublished research. Much of this work stands at the forefront of human knowledge and will reveal new understanding of the hidden molecular world of life that's too tiny to see even under a microscope -- understanding that will help to make our own macroscopic world a better place.

Free registration is offered for any professional journalist, freelance science writer or public information officer and can be obtained by contacting Ellen Weiss at <EWeiss@biophysics.org> or Jason Bardi at 240-535-4954.

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MORE MEETING INFORMATION

ABOUT THE MEETING

Each year, the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting brings together more than 6,500 researchers working in the multidisciplinary fields representing biophysics. With more than 3,600 poster presentations, over 200 exhibits, and more than 20 symposia, the BPS Annual Meeting is the largest meeting of biophysicists in the world. Despite its size, the meeting retains its small-meeting flavor through its subgroup symposia, platform sessions, social activities and committee programs. The 60th Annual Meeting will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

PRESS REGISTRATION

The Biophysical Society invites professional journalists, freelance science writers and public information officers to attend its Annual Meeting free of charge. For press registration, contact Ellen Weiss <EWeiss@biophysics.org> or the media line at the American Institute of Physics at <media@aip.org> or 301-209-3090.

NEWS RELEASES

Embargoed press releases describing in detail some of the breakthroughs to be discussed at the meeting are available on Eurekalert, Newswise and Alpha Galileo or by contacting the media line at the American Institute of Physics at <media@aip.org> or 301-209-3090.

QUICK LINKS

Main Meeting Page: http://tinyurl.com/hewekyj
Symposia: http://tinyurl.com/h7lnk4p
Itinerary planner: http://tinyurl.com/hslnx3p

ABOUT THE SOCIETY

The Biophysical Society, founded in 1958, is a professional, scientific Society established to encourage development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics. The Society promotes growth in this expanding field through its annual meeting, monthly journal, and committee and outreach activities. Its 9,000 members are located throughout the U.S. and the world, where they teach and conduct research in colleges, universities, laboratories, government agencies, and industry. For more information on the Society, or the 2016 Annual Meeting, visit http://www.biophysics.org

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