Biophysical Reviews

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 265–266 | Cite as

Introduction to the Biophysical Society of Japan (BSJ)

  • Hideki KandoriEmail author
  • Yoshie Harada
  • Hiroyuki Noji

The Biophysical Society of Japan (BSJ) was founded on the 10th of December in 1960. The first annual meeting was held in Osaka over 3 days and consisted of two parallel sessions, with 50 oral presentations and four invited talks. The BSJ belongs to IUPAB, the International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics, and sends delegates to the International Biophysics Congress (IBC), held every 3 years. Many members of the Society also enthusiastically participate by presenting their work at the IBC. In 1978, the 6th IBC was held in Kyoto under the leadership of the BSJ. About 2000 biophysicists from ~ 30 countries participated in this Congress. That event greatly contributed to the future development and activities of the BSJ. Currently, the BSJ has over 3200 members, including 900 students.

BSJ currently publishes an international peer-reviewed journal “Biophysics and Physicobiology (BPPB)” (formerly known as “BIOPHYSICS”) and a review journal “SEIBUTSU BUTSURI” in Japanese. In 2004, the...


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Hideki Kandori declares that he has no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nagoya Institute of TechnologyNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.Institute for Protein ResearchOsaka UniversityOsakaJapan
  3. 3.The University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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