DutchBiophysics

  • Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 October 2021

DutchBiophysics is the annual two-day conference on molecular and cellular biophysics. The aim of this conference is to bring together all Dutch research groups in these two fields of biophysics. The next edition of DutchBiophysics takes place on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 October 2021.

DutchBiophysics programme

The programme of DutchBiophysics consists of a keynote presentation, various plenary sessions with invited national and international speakers, parallel sessions and poster presentations on various specific themes. During the conference, the BioPM Thesis Prize and the BioPM Poster Prize will be awarded by the Association for Biophysics and Biomedical Technology (BioPM).

Topics

Topics include the biophysics of living cells and their membranes, the cytoskeleton, molecular motors, DNA and RNA protein interactions, theoretical biophysics, systems biology and networks, photosynthesis, and new developments in light and electron microscopy, imaging and spectroscopy, force probes, (bio)chemical synthesis, nanotechnology, biomedical engineering and applications.

Organisation

Dutch Biophysics is organised and sponsored by the NWO domain Exact and Natural Sciences (ENW), in collaboration with the Dutch Society for Microscopy (NVvM), the Association for Biophysics and Biomedical Technology (BioPM), and the Dutch Society for Cell Biology (DSCB).

Contact

You can contact the organisers by email at biophysics@nwo.nl.

  • Programme committee

    Programme committee 2021

    Dr. Tineke Lenstra (chair) NKI
    Prof. dr. Patrick van der Wel (chair) RUG
    Prof. dr. Alexandra Cambi Radboud UMC
    Dr. Ben Giepmans UMC Groningen
    Dr. Jeffrey van Haren Erasmus MC
    Dr.ir. Jacob Hoogenboom TUD
    Dr. Daniela Kraft LEI
    Dr. Tineke Lenstra NKI
    Dr. Tim Marcus VUMC (chair
    Dr. Naomi Chrispijn-Steenbeek NWO

     

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  • Programme

    Invited speakers 2020

    Keynote speaker

    Carolyn Larabell (University of California San Francisco & Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)

    International speakers

    Lisa Manning (Syracuse University)
    Nils Gauthier (IFOM, Milan)
    Elizabeth Hillman (Columbia University)

    National speakers

    Jeroen van Zon (AMOLF)
    Sjoerd Stallinga (Delft University of Technology)
    Lukas Kapitein (Utrecht University)
    Ellen Nollen (University Medical Center Groningen)
    Nynke Dekker (Delft University of Technology)

    Check the website with all the abstracts here.

  • Abstracts

    Abstract submission

    When the call for abstracts for DutchBiophysics 2021 opens, it will be published on this page.

  • Registration

    Register for DutchBiophysics 2021

    When the registration for DutchBiophysics 2021 opens, it will be published on this page.

  • Awards

    DutchBiophysics BIOPM thesis award

    The thesis award of the Netherlands' Society for Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering is granted each year for the best PhD thesis in the area of biophysics and biomedical engineering. The award consists of a certificate and a money prize.

    The BioPM Thesis Prize 2020 has been awarded to João Medeiros Silva (MIT).

    Judgement

    The research will be judged on the basis of:

    • New insights obtained by this work
    • Scientific quality
    • Presentation
    • Accessibility for non-specialists

    The jury will be appointed by the board of the Society.

    Candidacy

    Candidates have obtained their PhD degree at a Dutch university, on research in the area of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering. The PhD ceremony must be between 1 August 2020 and 1 August 2021. The candidate, or his/her (co)–promotor, must be a member of the Society. The candidate is willing to present his/her work at the DutchBiophysics conference.

    A submission consists of a link to a pdf version of the thesis, to be sent by email to: secretarisbiopm@gmail.com

    In addition, the candidate must submit a motivation letter of at most one A4, describing why his/her work is important, and why it deserves this award. The list of candidates will not be made public.

    Time schedule

    Candidates must submit their thesis before 5 July 2021. The winner will be notified before 1 September 2021.

    Award ceremony

    To be announced

     

    DutchBiophysics Poster Prize

    The DutchBiophysics Poster Prize is granted each year for the best PhD poster in the area of biophysics and biomedical engineering.

    Evaluation criteria

    Please judge the posters based on the following aspects:

    • The quality of the scientific content
    • The way in which the research and the results are explained on the poster
    • The lay-out and design of the poster

    Jury members

    To be announced.

    Award ceremony

    To be announced

  • Companies

    Companies@DutchBiophysics 2020

    We are grateful to our sponsors who also made DutchBiophysics 2020 possible.

    Sponsors DutchBiophysics 2020

    More information

    For more information about the companies and/or sponsoring possibilities, please contact Hans Peter van der Lit at biophysics@nwo.nl.

  • Photo impression 2020 - photo credits Bram Saeys

    De Roskam, Houten
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    Presenter and moderator Marloes ten Kate
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    Arian Steenbruggen, director of NWO Domain Science, opens DutchBiophysics 2020
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