Australian Society for Biophysics
22nd Annual Conference
December 4 - 6, 1998
The 22nd Annual Conference was held in the Robertson Theatre, Research
School of Biological Sciences, The Australian National University Canberra
from the 4th to 6th December, 1998. There were 90 registrants who witnessed
an exciting and varied program of 51 talks and 19 posters in 2.5 days!
The plenary lecture was given by Professor G. Babcock, Department of Chemistry,
University of Michigan.
Many thanks must go to the program organisers Dr Robyn Cleland and Dr
Fred Chow and, in particular, the Conference Chairman, Dr Tom Wydrynski,
for putting together such an excellent program that ran so smoothly. Thanks
also to the numerous overseas participants who joined us in Canberra for
The standard of talks and posters by graduate students and young postdoctoral
researchers was extremely high, which made judging the student and Young
Biophysicist Awards very difficult. After much deliberation, the judges
made the following awards:
The Young Biophysicist Award was won by Warwick Hillier of the Research
School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University who presented
a talk entitled "Substrate water exchange kinetics during photosynthetic
oxygen evolution reaction". Warwick will receive $1000 to attend a scientific
conference of his choice.
The award for the Best Student Poster was won by Louise Brown of the Department
of Pathology, University of Sydney for her poster, "Microsecond rotational
dynamics of the catalytic and regulatory domains of myosin".
The award for the Best Student Talk was won by Paul Warden-Hutton of the
John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University
for this talk on "Biophysical studies of the prion protein N-terminal repeat
Scientific topics that were covered at the conference included:
|Spectroscopy & Energy Transfer
|Structure & Recognition
|Water in Biological Systems
The program contained six international
and 12 national invited speakers as well as an ample contribution oral
and poster presentations.
Registration and Abstract forms for ASB98.
For more information, please contact Tom Wydrzynski:
FAX: (02) 6279 8056 or EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org