We are a student chapter of the nationally recognized Biophysical Society (BPS). The BPS is a professional society formed on the common interest of biophysical research. The goal of our chapter is to promote cross-talk and collaboration of the departments and labs on campus that are participating in biophysical research. Some of the benefits of membership include networking, access to meetings and materials of the national society as well as participation in our annual biophysical research symposium.
We host two meetings a semester which include biophysics related faculty talks as well as student research talks. These meetings provide a venue to learn more about the biophysical research going on at Texas A&M. Every spring we also hold a biophysical research symposium and Biophysics Week.
Symposium Informational Meeting
February 28th, 4:00 pm in ILSB 3147
In the first meeting of the spring semester we will host an informational meeting about our upcoming spring symposium.
Biochemistry and Biophysics Research and Technologies Symposium
March 29th, 2019 in the ILSB Atrium
The Biochemistry and Biophysical Research and Technologies Symposium is a great opportunity for graduate students and researchers of all departments to show chase their research. This symposium will be for all researchers doing any kind of biochemistry , biophysics, or biological research or technology development. This is a unique event for Texas A&M which will encourage research from all across campus to be put on display instead of focusing on one specific college or department. This symposium will feature a poster session and two oral presentation sessions. The first oral session will feature junior graduate students, giving them the rare opportunity to give a research talk early in their careers, while the second oral session will feature full research stories by senior graduate students. Finally, the event will close with a keynote from a prominent biophysicist (TBA) for all researchers to enjoy.
There will be prize money for the top two oral presentations in each session and for the top three presenters in the poster session. Payouts will be as follows:
Poster Presentations 1st – $150, 2nd – $100, 3rd – $50
Oral Presentations 1st – $200, 2nd $100
Registration Opens February 15th – March 8th
Register for the Biochemistry and Biophysics Research and Technologies Symposium here. Registration is for all talks and posters. There are 6 openings for a 15-minute talk. To be considered for a talk an abstract must be submitted (under 400 words). Registration is open to all researchers, however preference will be given to graduate students. As mentioned above there will be two sessions for talks: the early session being for junior-level graduate students (years 1-3) and the later session being for senior-level graduate students (years 4+).
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General Meeting and Chapter Elections
April 25th, 4:00 pm in ILSB 3147
This will be the last general meeting of the semester and will include a talk from Dr. Pushkar Lele from chemical engineering. Following this talk, elections will take place for officer positions within the chapter.