6th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society of Canada

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Biophysical Society of Canada (BSC), in my capacity as President I would like to acknowledge wonderful contribution of Organizing Committee of the BSC 2020 led by Dr. David Langelaan.

The Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society of Canada was supposed to have taken place in Halifax, May 19-22, 2020 at Dalhousie. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this conference has been postponed for a year. David and his co-organizers Danielle Tokarz, Jan Rainey and Valerie Booth have done fantastic work to plan this conference, secured outstanding invited speakers (Professor John Rubenstein, University of Toronto as the 2020 National Speaker; as well as other keynote luminaries in Biophysics: Professor Sabrina Leslie (McGill), Professor Catherine Royer (Rensselaer Polytechnic), Professor Michelle Wang (Cornell), Professor Albert Stolow (Ottawa) and Peter Tielmann (Calgary)). In addition, David and his team also planned an exciting session for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. This would have been a top-notch, exciting and creative conference program. We are extremely disappointed that we could not see the fruition of this great effort.

Even though our 2020 BSC conference did not proceed, we wanted to emphasize that David and his team have provided great acclaim to Dalhousie University. The BSC executive has made the decision to return with our conference to Halifax in 2021 and we look forward to the future hospitality of both Halifax and that of Dalhousie University next spring!

Sincerely,
Zoya Leonenko
President of the BSC

David Langelaan, Valerie Booth, Jan Rainey, and Danielle Tokarz
BSC 2020 Organizing Committee

May 19, 2021 - May 22, 2021 in Dalhousie University

LIST OF TOPICS

BSC 2021 will focus on:

  • Biomolecule Structure & Function
  • Biomolecular Dynamics
  • Nanoscale Assembly
  • Lipids & Membranes
  • Membrane Proteins
  • Single Molecule Biophysics
  • Fluorescence Spectroscopy & Imaging
  • Emerging Imaging Technologies
  • Outside of the Box

2020 NATIONAL LECTURER

DR. JOHN RUBINSTEIN

2020 YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD

DR. SABRINA LESLIE

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Albert Stolow
University of Ottawa (ON)
Catherine Royer
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)
Michelle Wang
Cornell University (NY)
Peter Tieleman
University of Calgary (AB)