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16th SBE Congress

Annual Meeting of the Spanish Biophysical Society
Sevilla June 6 – 8, 2017
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Nomination for Prizes: Jan. 30th
Image contest: Feb. 19th
Bursaries: Feb. 19th
Registration: Mar. 19th
Abstracts: Apr. 15th



Spanish science funding:
Low and inefficient

The team of Editors

In 2010, the Science magazine published an article stating, “Times are changing in España”, announcing that “there is a feeling of excitement that Spain is on its way to take a place on the world stage of science” [Levine 2010]. This optimistic prediction was based on solid ground: The investment of the Spanish Government in science had grown to reach a historical maximum in 2008, which in 2010 was still maintained, with only a slight decay. Novel, regionally driven and funded initiatives had led to the creation… Full text

beyond Biophysics

Immunology and Biophysics
A conversation with Francisco Sanchez-Madrid

Jorge Bernardino de la Serna
STFC – Harwell-Oxford (UK)

Although Karl Popper in his Philosophy of Science already questioned whether one scientific discipline can be reduced to the terms of another, sometimes, defining and naming cross-disciplinary fields set our minds in common ground and helps stablishing a fluent communication to eventually produce ground-breaking beautiful pieces of science. Immunophysics. According to the English Oxford Dictionary Immunology is… Full text

cool Biophysics

Mechanobiology of collective cell systems

Raimon Sunyera & Xavier Trepatb
aIBEC, Barcelona & CIBER-BBN, Madrid
bICREA, IBEC, UB, Barcelona & CIBER-BBN, Madrid

The concept of physical force is deeply integrated in our daily life. We experience it routinely with every heartbeat, walking step, or deep breath. As such, it may seem inconceivable to think that forces are not an integral part of the mechanisms that drive biological function. However, for a long time, modern biology attempted to explain life solely on the basis of the biochemistry of genes and proteins… Full text


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Biofísica #6 in PDF



Jesús Salgado
Jorge Alegre-Cebollada
Xavier Daura
Teresa Giráldez

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