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Biophysical Society selects Biophysical Journal paper of the year for 2018

Biophysical Society

ROCKVILLE, MD - The Biophysical Society is pleased to announce that Bin Xu and Alexandra Jilkine, University of Notre Dame, have been selected as the winners of the Biophysical Journal Paper of the Year Award for 2018. Their winning paper is titled Modeling the Dynamics of Cdc42 Oscillation in Fission Yeast. The paper was published in the February 6, 2018, issue of Biophysical Journal.

This award was established to recognize young investigators that publish an outstanding paper in the Journal within the previous 12 months. Papers are nominated for the award by the Associate Editors of the Biophysical Journal. Dr. Jilkine is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied & Computational Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Notre Dame where Dr. Xu is a Lumpkins Postdoctoral Research Associate.

"It is critical that the research community continue to promote young scientists as they grow into their careers," said Drs. Jilkine and Xu. "We are honored to accept the Paper of the Year award from the Biophysical Journal and look forward to sharing our research at the upcoming BPS Annual Meeting."

Although the award is usually given to the corresponding author, in this case Drs. Xu and Jilkine were co-corresponding authors and will share the monetary prize. In addition each will receive a plaque and Dr. Xu will present a short talk at the Award Symposium, during the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland.


The Biophysical Society, founded in 1958, is a professional, scientific Society established to encourage the 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 9000 members are located throughout the U.S. and the world, where they teach and conduct research in colleges, universities, laboratories, government agencies, and industry.

Biophysical Journal (BJ) is the leading international journal for original research in molecular, cellular, and systems biophysics. Modern biophysics is a broad and rapidly advancing field encompassing the study of biological structures with a focus on mechanisms at the molecular, cellular, and systems level using the concepts and methods of physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, and computational science. Research on a broad range of biological problems is unified when approached with this common set of intellectual tools.

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