2-6 December 2018
University of Melbourne
Australia/Melbourne timezone
Detailed information will be available in December 2017

This is a joint meeting combining the Asian Biophysics Association (ABA) and Australian Society for Biophysics (ASB). Speakers who have confirmed are:

Plenary Speaker
Zihe Rao - Tsinghua University (Structural Biology)

Invited Speakers
Quan Hao – University of Hong Kong (Structural Biology)
Pingbo Huang – Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Neuroscience)
Ichio Shimada – University of Tokyo (Structural Biology)
N.R. Jagannathan – All India Institue of Medical Sciences (MRI)
Shrishti Dar – Tata Institute for Fundamental Research (Super resolution imaging)

The ABA grew out of the East Asian Biophysics Symposium (EABS) and was founded in 2006 to promote Biophysics research and collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region. Member societies currently include the Biophysical Societies of Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.

The President of the ABA is Professor Xiyun Yan from the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Every 2-3 years since 2006, one of the member countries has hosted a major symposium that brings together Biophysical researchers from the region and beyond. The next meeting will be held in conjuction with the Australian Socity for Biophysics in Melbourne, Australia on December 2nd – 6th, 2018.

Symposium themes include

  • Biophysics and Medicine;
  • Membrane Biophysics;
  • Structural Biology;
  • Nanobiophysics;
  • Bioinformatics;
  • Neuroscience;
  • Imaging and Super-resolution Microscopy.

There will be a particular focus on Early Career Researchers with dedicated ECR sessions and opportunities to present posters and to be selected for short talks.

We warmly welcome Biophysicists and IUPAB members from around the world to join us in Melbourne, 2018 for stimulating scientific sessions and an opportunity to network and socialise with colleagues.



Starts 2 Dec 2018 08:00
Ends 6 Dec 2018 18:00
University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Organizing Committee

  • Renae Ryan
  • Danny Hattersc
  • Ray Norton
  • Pierre Moens
  • Adelle Coster
  • Ron Clarke
  • Gary Bryant
  • Till Boecking
  • Kate Poole
  • Evelyne Deplazes


Program Committee

  • Margaret Sunde
  • Marc Kvansakul
  • Boris Martinac
  • Glenn King
  • Jamie Vandenberg
  • Meghan O'Meara
  • Lindy Ray
  • Frances Separovic
  • Gavin Reid