EBSA : The European Biophysical Societies’ Association
The European Biophysical Societies’ Association (EBSA) was formed in 1984 as a non-profit making organisation, with the objectives “to advance and disseminate knowledge of the principles, recent developments and applications of biophysics, and to foster the exchange of scientific information among European biophysicists and biophysicists in general”. It is composed of the Biophysical Societies in the European area, and is managed by an Executive Committee.
EBSA is associated with the international organizations International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB) and Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE). EBSA maintains close links with Springer Verlag, the publishers of the European Biophysics Journal. The European Biophysics Journal, owned by EBSA, is free of charge for EBSA members.
The purpose of EBSA is to promote Biophysics in Europe. Every two years EBSA organizes the European Biophysics Congress. The next Congress will be held in Stockholm, Sweden. In addition, EBSA offers sponsorships to organisers of meetings and schools that promote biophysics in Europe. Support can come in the form of grants to the organisers or bursaries to participants. EBSA also offers bursaries to individual young scientists to participate in the Biophysics Congress. Furthermore, new initiatives have been generated, such as support for working visits or bursaries to attend scientific meetings.
The SFB is part of the EBSA, and all its members are members of the EBSA and eligible for the various EBSA opportunities.