Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are glad to inform you that the Regional Biophysical Conference (RBC2016) will take place in Trieste (Italy) from 25th to 28th August 2016.

RBC is a biannual scientific meeting established by biophysical societies of Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia, and open to worldwide biophysicists (see here for a historical essay).

RBC2016 will be organized by the Italian Society for Pure and Applied Biophysics (SIBPA) and co-organized by the University of Trieste and the CNR - Institute of Biophysics.

The Conference includes 7 Plenary Lectures (30 min), Oral presentations (15 min) for both Invited and Selected contributions, and posters that could stay up for all the meeting’s duration.

We also give 2-3 min to poster authors for a flash presentation.

Scientific Sessions (7):

Molecular and Cell Biophysics;
Supramolecular Assemblies and Aggregation
Synthetic Biology and Integrative Biophysics and Complex Systems;
Nanoclustering of membranes and membrane proteins;
Biophysical Medicine and Neuroscience;
Material Science and Nanobiophysics;
Emerging Methods in Biophysics: Live Imaging, Nanoscopy et al.

Authors whose Abstracts have been accepted for presentation at RBC2016 are invited to submit an article, either full-length manuscript or review paper, for consideration of publication in a special issue of European Biophysics Journal devoted to the Congress.

Details of the meeting, invited speakers, scientific programme and events are posted and continuously updated on the congress website at (or

We look forward to meeting you all in Trieste

Mauro Dalla Serra and Alex Tossi


*** the Book of Abstracts is now online ***

click here to download your pdf copy



17 May: abstract submission for short oral selection, and EBSA fellowship application (both postponed)

23 June: early registration (postponed, because of server maintenance)

31 July: late registration


Click here to download a RBC2016 flyer