The Indian Biophysical Society
The Society was founded in 1965. It has over a thousand members. The interdisciplinary nature of the society attracts scientists from various sub-disciplines of Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Materials Science (including nanoscience and nanotechnology) as well as allied disciplines such as Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Medicine and Biomedical Engineering.
The main activities of the IBS are the Annual Symposium, meetings of its local chapters, and participation in international bodies and meetings relating to biophysics.
The last two Annual Symposia of the society took place at the Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, in 2015, and at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 2016.
The Annual meetings tend to vary in attendance, organization, content and format, depending on the institution at which they are organized and the plans of the local organizers. Typically, however, there are several hundred attendees each year, and about 35 talks are held (and several hundred posters presented) over a three or four days-long period; sometimes with parallel sessions, and occasionally with a one-day workshop preceding the symposium.
The Annual Symposium is generally held in one of the first three months of the year, each year.