Task Force On Applications of Biophysics

MISSION STATEMENT

The Taskforce “Applications of Biophysics” has been established to promote the connection of biophysics to the public sectors in our society by advertising the usefulness of biophysics as application tools. Particularly, a focus is given to the biophysical methods, which include those useful not only in academic but also in public sectors.

The Biophysical Society of Japan (BSJ) has created a webpage that deals with the ‘Applications of Biophysics’. The page is available now and features articles about the technology of biophysics. The articles are the work of IUPAB’s own “Applications of Biophysics” task force.

Page URL:

http://www.biophys.jp/pub/pub-e02.html
Please see also the link to “Encyclopaedia of Biophysical Methods” under Publications on the IUPAB website.

AIMS

  • To maintain in the IUPAB members an awareness of a wide range of methods in biophysical applications.
  • To encourage specialists in biophysical methods by giving an opportunity for them to advertise their innovations both inside and outside biophysical societies.
  • To catalyze collaboration between specialists in biophysical methods and specialists in public areas such as engineering, medicine, agriculture etc.
  • To transfer the critical knowledge on biophysical applications to students and young scientists with limited access to it.

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

  • Mission I: Web publication in the IUPAB website as “Encyclopedia of Biophysical Methods-IUPAB
    ” to introduce successful examples of biophysical methods in association with articles from companies working together to develop the methods.
  • Mission II: Management of workshops or meetings related to “Applications of Biophysics”.

(Co-sponsorship between IUPAB and the Biophysical Society of Japan(BSJ) initializes the management of “Encyclopedia of Biophysical Methods”, where Mission I is pursued with a linkage between two sites of Encyclopedia of Biophysical Methods-IUPAB and Encyclopaedia of Biophysical Methods-BSJ. The co-sponsorship between IUPAB and BSJ through “Encyclopedia of Biophysical Methods” will be a role model to the other biophysical societies adhered to IUPAB. The writing style in Encyclopedia of Biophysical Methods is a combination of two articls: one from the academic sector and the other from the industrial sector, both of which are assumed to work together for the development of concerned biophysical methods.)

COMPOSITION

The Taskforce is composed of:

  • Kuniaki Nagayama (Convenor)
    National Institute for Physiological Sciences

    National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Japan

    Email: nagayama@nips.ac.jp
  • Gordon C K Roberts (IUPAB President)
    Department of Biochemistry
    University of Leicester, UK
    Email: gcr@le.ac.uk
  • N.R. Jagannathan
    All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
    Email: jagan1954@hotmail.com
  • Pingsheg Liu
    Institute of Biophysics, China,
    Email: pliu@sun5.ibp.ac.cn
  • Marcelo M. Morales
    CCS Bloco G02-48 Ilha do Fundão
    Cidade Universitária, Brazil
    Email: mmorales@biof.ufrj.br
  • Dr G. Ulrich Nienhaus
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

    Email: uli.nienhaus@kit.edu
  • Hiroyuki Noji
    Department of Applied Chemistry
    The University of Tokyo, Japan
    Email: hnoji@appchem.t.u.-tokyo.ac.jp
  • Catherine A. Royer
    Centre de Biochimie Structurale, France
    Email: catherine.royer@cbs.cnrs.fr

POSSIBLE TOPICS TO BE UPLOADED IN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BIOPHYSICAL METHODS-BSJ

Single molecule biophysics, Fluorescence bioimaging, Electron bioimaging, Mass bioimaging, Atomic force boimaging, Bionanotechnology, Biosensors

POSSIBLE TOPICS TO BE UPLOADED IN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BIOPHYSICAL METHODS-IUPAB

Drug design, Genome sequencing, Biophysical diagnostics of cancer disease, Biophysical diagnostics of brain disease, Biophysical diagnostics of cardiac disease, Clinical applications of Metabolomics, Clinical applications of MRI MRS, Clinical applications of NIR fluorescence, Optical mammography, Photoenergy conversion for new energy, Biosensors, Bionanotechnology, Proton therapy, Functional MRI for cognitive science, Molecular imaging in disease evaluation.