MEETINGS

Annual Meetings

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ASB Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the ASB is the largest annual conference in Australia and New Zealand dedicated to biophysics. The ASB meeting provides an excellent opportunity to present your work, exchange ideas, learn about the latest research, stay connected with your biophysics colleagues and meet potential collaborators.

The meeting is usually held in the first week of December in a state capital city or a regional city in Australia. Every few years, we hold joint meetings with other societies, including the  Australian Physiological Society, the Physiological Society of New Zealand or the RACI Physical Chemistry.

If you are interested in organising a symposium on a special topic or an EMCR networking event, please contact the ASB president.

Information on the 2021 Annual Meeting

Meeting Highlights

Meeting highlights include

There are student bursaries available to support the cost of attendance.

Read the Minutes from Past Meetings

Gender Equity and Diversity

The Australian Society for Biophysics strives to achieve balance across gender, geography and experience in all aspects of their annual meeting. The ASB executive council endeavours to achieve this balance through equal female and male representation on the local organizing committees and session chairs as well as through invitation of high-quality male and female speakers and the selection of speakers from the submitted abstracts from across Australia in line with the gender balance in our research community. As part of this gender equity policy the ASB will use data collected during registration and abstract submission and data from the conference program to determine the gender balance at our annual meetings. The statistics will be availalbe on the ASB website.

Statistics for ASB meeting 2018, held in conjunction with the Asian Biophysics Association

Male Female
Invited speakers (Total = 46) 48% 52%
Speakers selected from abstracts (Total = 40 ) 65% 35%
Session chairs (Total = 30) 57% 43%

Statistics for ASB meeting 2017

Registrations (Total = 102)

Male Female
Abstracts submitted (Total = 66) 65% 35%
 Invited speakers (Total = 9) 55% 45%
Speakers selected from abstracts (Total = 32) 68% 32%
Poster presentations (Total = 33) 60% 40%
Session chairs 70% 30%

Statistics for ASB meeting 2015

Male Female
Registrations (Total = 106) 72% 28%
Abstracts submitted (Total = 71) 72% 28%
Invited speakers 61% 39%
Speakers selected from abstracts 84% 16%
Session chairs 60% 40%

 

Statistics for ASB meeting 2013

Male Female
Invited speakers 77% 23%
Speakers selected from abstracts 72% 28%
Session chairs 80% 20%

 

Past Annual Meetings

29th November 2021

45th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Held both virtually and at the University of Melbourne, VIC

2nd December 2020

44th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the 44th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics was held as a virtual meeting.

1st December 2019

43rd Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Held at the Australian National University, Canberra, ACT.

2nd December 2018

42nd Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Held as a joint meeting with the Asian Biophysical Association Symposium at RMIT University.

23rd June 2017

41st Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Held at the University of Technology Sydney, NSW

4th December 2016

40th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Held at the University of South Australia

22nd November 2015

39th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Held at the University of New England, NSW

3rd August 2014

38th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Part of the International Biophysics Congress (IUPAB)

27th November 2013

37th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Held at RMIT, Melbourne, VIC

2nd December 2012

36th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Held jointly with the Australian Physiological Society  and PSNZ at UNSW, NSW

3rd December 2011

35th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Held jointly with the RACI Physical Chemistry division in Wollongong, NSW

28th November 2010

34th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Held in conjunction with the Australian Physiological Society in Adelaide, SA

2nd December 2009

33rd Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Held in Ballarat, VIC

1st October 2008

32nd Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Held at ANU in Canberra, ACT

2nd December 2007

31st Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Held in jointly with the Australian Physiological Society in Newcastle, NSW

11th December, 2006

30th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Held in Sydney, NSW

27th September 2005

29th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Held in conjunction with the Australian Physiological Society in Canberra, ACT

29th September 2004

28th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Held in Fremantle, WA

19th September 2003

27th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Held in Adelaide, SA

29th November 2002

26th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Held in Melbourne, VIC

5th September 2001

25th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Held at the Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, NSW

24th November 2000

24th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Held at the University of Melbourne, VIC

30th September 1999

23rd Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Held at the Grand Mercure, Broadbeach QLD,

4th December 1998

22nd Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Held at the Australian National University, Canberra, ACT

3rd October 1997

21st Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Held at the University of Melbourne, VIC

4th July 1996

20th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Held in Hobart, TAS

21st July 1995

19th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics

Held in conjunction with the British Biophysical Society

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