Biophysical Society of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
The Taiwan Biophysical Society (Biophysical Society of Taiwan, R.O.C.) started operation in 1995 with the understanding that enhancement of biophysical knowledge benefits the development of life science and biotechnology-based research in Taiwan. Thus, one of the principal aims of the Biophysical Society of Taiwan is to help facilitate the introduction and promotion of the most recent advances in biophysical research to the Taiwan scientific community. Toward this purpose, the society stages conferences, assists scientists to communicate their results, and runs workshops to educate scientists in outside fields about biophysics. To date, the Biophysical Society of Taiwan has successfully affiliated the local biophysical scientists and, in the process of doing so, has become one of the largest scientific societies in Taiwan. Currently, we have over 400 members, made up of principal investigators, professors, junior scholars, students, and industrial partners. The key activity of the Taiwan Biophysical Society is the annual conference, where we invite local and international speakers to present their cutting-edge research in a wide range of biophysical fields. The conference is international and friendly to foreigner participants, with all lectures presented in English. The annual conference provides opportunities for the participants to share their research results and to establish collaborations. The conference also serves as a platform for students and junior scholars to publish their results. Typically, the number of participants is more than 250.