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Biophysical Society 59th Meeting, Feb. 7-11, 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center

Biophysical Society

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 26, 2015 -- In the 21st century, the field of biophysics stands at the forefront of human knowledge as one of several scientific disciplines helping to unravel the hidden molecular world of life, where chemicals, DNA and proteins reign supreme and where the future of medicine and materials science is being written.

There -- in that tiny, microscopic world where molecules bond and break, interfere and interact, regulate and run amok -- is where many of the answers about the natural world, human health and all the diseases that plague humankind lay hidden. Along with many other modern scientific disciplines, biophysics seeks to understand this timeless, teeming molecular world in order to help make our everyday macroscopic world a better place.

Journalists are invited to discover the world of biophysics next month in Maryland, when the largest gathering of biophysicists in the world convenes from Feb. 7-11 at the Baltimore Convention Center for the 59th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society.

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.

Embargoed press releases describing in detail some of the breakthroughs to be discussed at the meeting will be available on EurekAlert, Newswise and AlphaGalileo or by contacting Jason Bardi at jbardi@aip.org.

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 59th Annual Meeting will be held at the Baltimore 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 at EWeiss@biophysics.org or Jason Bardi at 240-535-4954.

QUICK LINKS

Main Meeting Page: http://tinyurl.com/k8yfvyq

Symposia: http://tinyurl.com/lrahzbu

Itinerary planner: http://tinyurl.com/kxpe272

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, bi-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 2015 Annual Meeting, visit http://www.biophysics.org

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