During the 20th century, biophysicists have made important contributions in the development of Biophysical techniques like X-ray crystallography, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Mass Spectrometry, Electron Spin Resonance, Fluorescence, Raman and UV-visible spectroscopies for the study of biomolecules and in the establishment of diagnostic tools viz. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine (CAT, SPECT, PET), Ultrasound Imaging, Electrocardiography which are already playing noticeable role for mankind.

Despite this, the outreach growth of Biophysics discipline in the Indian Academia is inadequate as compared to other disciplines like Physics, Biology, and Chemistry, at the school, college and university level. This might be due to a lack of appreciation by the physical scientists of the biological aspects and the bio-scientists of the physical aspects.

Present conference is being organized with the objective of increasing the outreach of Biophysics in Academia and Industry. The topics to be covered are:

1. Molecular Biophysics (encompassing structure determination using spectroscopy, crystallography, molecular modeling, and bioinformatics).
2. Biomedical Imaging
3. Gene and protein engineering
4. Teaching at undergraduate and graduate level (theory and practical).
5. Industrial relevance and collaboration for biophysics.

The students and the faculty from the colleges and universities, scientists working in R&D
laboratories who are applying Biophysical tools for research; professionals from Pharmaceutical, Medical Diagnostics, and instrumentation, spectroscopic instrumentation; start-ups; Pharmacovigilance and health care providers and any other related area are invited to join in presenting their work and develop a network.

Schedule Overview

Day one (12th October 2017)
10:00 AM Inaugural Ceremony
10:30 AM-1:00 PM Invited Talks
1:00 AM-3:00 PM Poster Session & Lunch
3:00 PM-6:00 PM Invited Talks & Oral Presentation

Day Two (13th October 2017)
10:00 AM 1:00 PM Biophysics curriculum discussion for Medical, Pharmaceutical, Biomedical/Life Sciences Institutes and Degree Colleges.
1:00 AM-3:00 PM Poster Session & Lunch
3:00 PM-5:00 PM Presentations from Industrial Partners
5:00 PM-6:00 PM Valedictory Function and Concluding Remarks

Registration Fee

Students and Research Scholars ₹1000/- (Lodging & Boarding as per actuals)
Faculty Members & Scientists ₹2000/- (Lodging & Boarding as per actuals)
Industry Representatives ₹2000/- (Lodging & Boarding as per actuals)
Foreign Delegates $250/- (Lodging & Boarding as per actuals)

*Participation in the conference is open to all Scientists, Persons from Industry, Faculty Members, Research Scholars and Students (UG/PG).

Abstract Submission

Abstracts can be submitted to bphsympoct2017@gmail.com.

hard copy to:

Dr. Mohan Lal Garg, Chairperson, Department of Biophysics, South Campus
Basic Medical Science, Block II, Panjab University, Sector 25
Chandigarh, U.T. – 160014, India

For any queries, Contact:-

Prof. M. L. Garg,  Coordinator UGC-SAP DSA Phase-1 Programme and
Chairperson, Biophysics Department, BMS Block II,
South Campus, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
bphsympoct2017@gmail.com, chairpersonbiophysics@pu.ac.in
+91-8054028839, +91-9872336001

for more info see the notification HERE.

Registration Form