12-15 July 2011
Saint George Hotel
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
BIOPHYSICS AT SAIP2011

We would like to bring your attention to biophysics sessions at this year SAIP2011 annual conference.
  1. Workshop on Biophysics 12 July 2011
  2. Biophysics focused papers/talks – Applied Physics Parallel Session 13-15 July

Background

In assessing the needs of our country and current physics education SAIP identified a challenge posed by the poor state of biophysics education and research in South Africa.  In order to strengthen BioPhysics in South Africa, SAIP established the South African Biophysics Initiative Working Group. 
The SA Biophysics Working Group will arrange the following events at SAIP2011.

1) Workshop on Biophysics 12 July 2011

The workshop has the following aims
  • To stimulate awareness of Biophysics in South Africa
  • To bring together individuals who can contribute and develop the biophysics discipline.
  • To plan and co-ordinate the growth of Biophysics into the main stream scientific arena and funding streams within South Africa
The workshop will also have talks on Bio-energetics, Photosynthesis, Neutral networks, Computational modelling and Structural biology.

Click here to register for biophysics workshop 12 July 2011

2)Biophysics focused papers/talks – Applied Physics 13-15 July

During the conference there will be biophysics focused talks and posters under the applied physics session.   Prof Garab will give a plenary talk in biophysics. Professor Garab is the Head of the Laboratory of the Photosynthetic Membranes research group at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Biological Research Centre in Szeged, Hungary. More details on his research can be found here:
http://www.szbk.hu/plant_laboratory_of_photosynthetic_membranes.php

Please note that in order to attend the biophysics parallel session you must be registered for the main SAIP Conference SAIP2011 Annual Conference 12 - 15 July 2011

Click here to register for biophysics workshop 12 July 2011