The joint 19th International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB) and 11th European Biophysical Societies' Association (EBSA) Congress met in Edinburgh, Scotland in July 2017.
The event, the first IUPAB-affiliated congress to be held in the UK for 33 years and the second joint congress to be held with the EBSA, was hosted by the British Biophysical Society and the Biological Physics Group of the Institute of Physics (IOP). They assembled an outstanding scientific programme including all areas of contemporary biophysics in a varied programme from single molecule studies to complex machineries, new methodologies and theory, and applied across all biological systems. The programme of plenary lectures, invited talks and selected oral presentations from younger scientists attracted a truly international participation.
The venue was the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) which hosted just over 1300 registered participants from 52 nations across the world. Speakers ranged from Nobel Prizewinners to young students. The pictures below give a flavour of the Congress.