The 2021 annual meeting of the Australian Society for Biophysics will take place from Monday November 29 to Thursday, December 01.

We are looking forward to welcoming you both in person at the University of Melbourne, and on Zoom to hear about the latest biophysics research at this year’s ASB meeting that will be hybrid in delivery. The meeting will bring together biophysicists and related scholars from across Australia and is the peak biophysics conference in Australasia. The organising committee is looking forward to putting together an exciting program that will include a plenary session from Professor Warwick Bowen, (University of Queensland), who will talk about his recently developed quantum microscope that can see the impossible, invited international and national lectures, several talks selected from abstract submissions.

Download the 2021 Program

For a comprehensive list of all our speakers, abstracts, and awards head over to the conference website!


Keynote and Invited Speakers

We have an exciting lineup of speakers at the cutting edge of experimental and theoretical biophysics who are developing tools based on optical and electron microscopy, as well as different types of spectroscopies, to investigate biology from the whole organism to a single molecule.

  • PLENARY: Warwick Bowen (University of Queensland) – ‘Using quantum technologies to improve biological imaging: Raman microscopy beyond the shot noise limit’
  • Gail McConnell (University of Strathclyde, Scotland) – ‘Optical mesoscopy with the Mesolens’
  • Donna Whelan (Latrobe University) – ‘Applications of a multi-modal microscope in human anatomy, genomic structure, and art’
  • Andrew Clayton (Swinburne University) – ‘Dynamics of molecules and cells revealed with periodic forcing’
  • Shelley Wickham (University of Sydney) – ‘DNA Origami – building hierarchical complexity and lipid-interactions’
  • Scott Berry (University of New South Wales) – ‘Analog and digital modes of gene regulation’
  • Nam-Trung Nguyen (Griffith University) – ‘Cell stretching for early disease diagnosis’
  • Kate Poole (University of New South Wales) – ‘Force sensing via ion channels in mammalian cells’
  • Nick Ariotti (University of New South Wales) – The application of cryo-correlative light and electron microscopy to model HIV disassembly during infection’
  • Matthew Simpson (Queensland University of Technology) – Understanding tumour spheroid experiments using techniques from data science and mathematical modelling


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Key Dates

Abstract submissions closed October 22nd. Registration will close on November 15th 2021. If you have any questions or concerns about these dates please contact us.

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