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The European umbrella organization

European Biophysical Societies' Association

The European Biophysical Societies' Association (EBSA) was formed in 1984 as a non-profit making organisation, with the objectives "to advance and disseminate knowledge of the principles, recent developments and applications of biophysics, and to foster the exchange of scientific information among European biophysicists and biophysicists in general".

It is composed of the Biophysical Societies in the European area, and is managed by an Executive Committee. Click here for a full list of member Societies and their presidents/chairs and secretaries.

EBSA is associated with the international organizations International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB) and Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE). EBSA maintains close links with Springer Verlag, the publishers of the European Biophysics Journal. The European Biophysics Journal, owned by EBSA, is free of charge for EBSA members.

The purpose of EBSA is to promote Biophysics in Europe. Every two years EBSA organizes the European Biophysics Conference. The next Conference will be held in Dresden, Germany. In addition, EBSA offers sponsorships to organisers of meetings and schools that promote biophysics in Europe. Support can come in the form of grants to the organisers or bursaries to participants. EBSA also offers bursaries to individual young scientists to participate in the Biophysics Conference. Furthermore, new initiatives have been generated, such as support for working visits or bursaries to attend scientific meetings.


For further information please follow the link to the organizations website.

The Austrian organization

Biophysics Austria

Biophysics Austria is a non-profit making scientific society with the aim to encourage development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics. The society, founded in 1961, provides a platform for all academia and industry related to the study of biological phenomena at the molecular level in all life forms using approaches that interface mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, pharmacology and medicine.The society provides information assisting recruitment of personnel and offers industry to act as sponsors.

Biophysics Austria is affiliated with the European Biophysical Societiesā€˜ Association (EBSA).


For further information please follow the link to the organizations website.