Oral Presentation 2014 International Biophysics Congress

The Future of Biophysics (#696)

Martin (Bill) Williams 1
  1. Institute Fundamental Sciences, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Biological physics has experienced something of a renaissance in recent years. Key to maintaining its success is its ability to attract not only students, but new researchers, at all stages of their careers, into the field.

In this informal open discussion we aim to address:

·         How do we inspire young scientists to take an interest in biophysics? Bring along a single image that inspires you!

·         What 10 Top-tips can we give Physicists embarking on studying Biology and Biologists embarking on Studying Physics? Seasoned biophysicists bring along your  nuggets of wisdom!

·         How can freely available web resources be best used to educate both budding biophysicists and the general public? Bring along your favourite URL!

·         How do we get the balance right between the breadth and depth of the physics and the biology? Bring along your favorite anecdote!