Biophysical Society Bulletin | April 2020
T H E N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E B I O P H Y S I C A L S O C I E T Y
The inaugural issue of BPS’s new fully open access education journal, The Biophysicist was released online on February 14. This journal provides a home for biophysics education research as well as evidence-based pedagogical practices. Editor-in-Chief, Samuel Safran explains, “One important goal of our journal is to provide resources and research studies that will help nurture and develop both practices and concepts to delineate the field of biophysics education.” The journal includes both academic Research Articles and informal Reports and because learning never stops, content will aim to serve all levels fromundergraduate students to practicing researchers.
The Biophysicist Volume1, Issue1,2020 www.thebiophysicist.org
Safran encourages all members to consider submitting to this new journal. “While many in the biophysics research community may not pre- viously have thought of writing about their educational experiences, your collective wisdom and knowledge of classroom teaching, mentoring students and young researchers in lab or community settings, will contribute to our journal, and to a growing awareness of best practices and research in biophysics education.” In order to encourage submissions, especially those from younger biophysicists, all papers submitted before August 31 will be granted a 50 percent reduction in publication charges. To access the issue or to submit to The Biophysicist , visit www.thebiophysicist.org.
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President’s Message Biophysicist in Profile
Public Affairs Publications Annual Meeting
Biophysics Takes Over San Diego Scientists from around the world descended on San Diego, California, for five days of learning and sharing the latest research in biophysics. The meeting kicked off with 15 Subgroup programs on Saturday, followed by 24 symposia, 4 workshops, andmore than 500 platform talks over the next four days. The Exhibit Hall was packed withmore than 600 poster presentations daily. Patricia Clark , University of Notre Dame, and William Kobertz , University of Massachusetts Medical School, were recognized at the Awards Ceremony on Monday evening for their efforts as ProgramCommittee Co-chairs. For meeting highlights, see page 10.
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