Australian Society for Biophysics

24th Annual Scientific Meeting

ASB 2000

University of Melbourne

November 24 2000

The ASB annual conference will be held at the University of Melbourne on Friday 24th November 2000. The format of ASB 2000 will be that of a one day symposium followed by the AGM and dinner at a local restaurant.

Scientific Program

Click here for the FINAL detailed program.

We have invited the following scientists to participate as guest speakers at our meeting:

Tony Watts (Oxford) Membrane proteins

Christa Critchley (Queensland) Photosynthesis

Cris dos Remedios (Sydney) Muscle proteins

Peter Gage (ANU) Ion channels

Bill Sawyer (Melbourne) Membrane peptides

Leann Tilley (LaTrobe) Malaria parasites

The symposium will consist of a plenary lecture by Professor Watts followed by the invited talks and a limited number of contributed talks from young biophysicists.


Abstracts for invited or contributed papers are due on October 1 2000.

Abstracts (original and 1 copy) should be printed on A4 paper in high quality 12 pt font.

Postgraduate Student Travel Grants

Postgraduate students (full time) who are members of the Society are invited to apply for a travel grant by contacting the ASB treasurer <>.

Young Biophysicist 2000 Award

From participants at ASB 2000 a postgraduate student or young postdoctoral researcher will be chosen for the Young Biophysicist 2000 Award. If you wish to be considered for this Award, an application should be sent to the ASB Secretary <>

Consult ASB web page for details.

Please consult the ASB web page for further information:

All enquiries to either:

Dr Frances Separovic Dr Ray Norton
School of Chemistry Biomolecular Research Institute
University of Melbourne 381 Royal Parade
Melbourne VIC 3010 Parkville VIC 3052
ph: 03 8344 6464 fax: 03 9347 5180 ph: 03 9903 9650 fax: 03 9903 9655
email: email:


The registration package includes morning and afternoon tea and a light lunch. The conference dinner will take place at a local restaurant. Non-member registrants may elect to use the extra registration charge towards payment of Society membership.

Please send registration form, abstracts and payments to the ASB Treasurer:

Dr Paul Pallaghy

Biomolecular Research Institute

381 Royal Parade

Parkville VIC 3052

ph: 03 9903 9658 fax: 03 9903 9655 email:

Registrations are due on 1 October 2000

Title: ____ Name:________________________________________

Institution: ________________________________________

Postal address:




phone: _________________ fax: _________________

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Full Member $ 25
I am a member of ASB

Student Member or Retiree $ 15
I have applied for a student travel grant

I have applied for a Young Biophysicist Award

Non-Member $ 60
Please tick box if you wish to join ASB

Student Non-Member $ 29
Dinner on Friday night (Nov 24th 2000) $ 40
Surcharge for late registration (after 1 October) $ 10
Total Payment (included): ____

Make cheques payable to Australian Society for Biophysics OR

Please debit my Bankcard Mastercard Visacard

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There are several hotels and some budget accommodation within walking distance of the meeting. The prices quoted below are per night for visitors to the University of Melbourne.

Arden Motel ph: 03 9329 7211 double room: $75 + GST

15 Arden St, North Melbourne fax: 03 9329 5574


Rydges Carlton ph: 03 9347 7811 or 1800 333 001 double room: $110 + GST

701 Swanston St, Carlton fax: 03 9347 8225


Elizabeth Towers Motel ph: 03 9347 9211 or 1800 804 202 double room: $95 + GST

792 Elizabeth St, Melbourne fax: 03 9347 0396


Hotel BakPak ph: 03 9329 7525 or 1800 645 200 double room: $35 + GST

167 Franklin St, Melbourne fax: 03 9326 7667


Please make your own arrangements.