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63rd Biophysical Society Annual Meeting to kick-off in Baltimore from March 2 -- 6, 2019

Biophysical Society

BALTIMORE, MD - As science becomes increasingly interdisciplinary, the Biophysical Society (BPS) Annual Meeting continues its long-held reputation for bringing together leading scientists from the all over the world who work at the interface of the life, physical, and computational sciences.

The dynamic five-day Meeting provides attendees with opportunities to share their latest unpublished findings and learn the newest emerging techniques and applications.

Despite its nearly 6,500 attendees, the Meeting is noted for maintaining its "small meeting" feel beginning with the Saturday subgroup symposia, which allow attendees to meet within their scientific communities. It is also known for its vitality, demonstrated by the over 900 highly interactive daily poster presentations, the more than 500 speakers selected from submitted abstracts, the many career development programs for those working in academia, industry, and agencies throughout the world, and its advocacy and education programs.

In 2015, Visit Baltimore estimated that the meeting generated over $4 million in economic activity in the Baltimore-region. The Baltimore area has a long history as a leading center for the interdisciplinary field of biophysics. BPS boasts nearly 500 members in Maryland. Johns Hopkins University long ago recognized the importance of supporting interdisciplinary researchers in biophysics and established Departments of Biophysics in both of its two main campuses in Baltimore, the first such departments in the nation. At the University of Maryland, Baltimore, biophysicists perform research at the Schools of Medicine, of Dentistry and of Pharmacy.

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The meeting will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center. For more information and for a program listing, please visit http://www.biophysics.org/2019meeting. The Society will highlight buzzworthy science presented at the meeting in its online newsroom: http://www.biophysics.org/news-room.

The Biophysical Society, founded in 1958, is a professional, scientific Society established to encourage development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics. Its 9,000 members are located throughout the U.S. and the world, where they teach and conduct research in colleges, universities, laboratories and government agencies. The Annual Meeting attracts over 6,000 attendees and features more than 900 posters and over 500 speakers. http://www.biophysics.org.

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