Biophysical Society Bulletin | May 2020

May 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

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Biophysics Week, started in 2016 and is held annually, is a global effort to increase awareness of the field of biophysics, raise the visibility of biophysicists around the world, including those who are not members of BPS, and to connect them with the global biophysics community. The importance of collaboration across boundaries is critical in science, especially in a highly interdisciplinary field such as biophysics. The Fifth Annual Biophysics Week, March 22–27, 2020, was recognized in a much different manner due to spread of COVID-19. As most countries around the world practiced social distancing, events and activities that were originally planned for Biophysics Week had to be cancelled. There were 62 registered Affiliate Events across 6 continents and 22 countries. BPS would like to acknowledge their efforts in planning these events, and would like to applaud and thank members and communities all over the world who virtually supported and participated in Biophysics Week. BPS offered several resources such as webinars, profiles, lesson plans, and more throughout the week. It has never been more important in science than today to work together and share information. In addition, BPS members and others banded together to share teaching and distance learning tools and stories about how COVID-19 has affected them, professionally and personally.

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BPS would like to recognize our 2020 BiophysicsWeek Partners:

Biophysical Society of Serbia

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