The Indian Biophysical Society (IBS), founded in 1965 and registered under the Act XXVI of 1961 at Kolkata with its office at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP), has grown over the years. Presently, it is holding over 1000 Life-members from all parts of the country. The interdisciplinary nature of the society attracted scientists from not only Phyiscs, Chemistry and Biology, but also from other related areas too such as Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Medicine.
To brief on the historical evolution of this august body, the first IBS Executive Council (EC) comprised of Dr. D. M. Bose as its first President, N. N. Dasgupta and B. Mukherjee as Vice-Presidents, N. N. Saha as the Secretary, B. D. Nagchaudhuri as the Treasurer, and A. K. Saha, M. N. Rao and S. N. Chatterjee as Members of the Council.
IBS gives many awards to young and established scientists to promote biophysics in India. In addition to eight poster awards and one young scientist award (please see details on the abstract page), IBS gives two travel awards to cover partial expenses for attending the IUPAB International Biophysics Congress held once every three years and the Asian Biophysics Association (ABA) meeting, which is held once in two years. These awards are: Prof. J. C. Bose award for senior scientists above 35 years of age and Prof. G. N. Ramachandran award for younger scientists below 35 years of age.
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata) was established in 2006 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. IISER Kolkata is designed to reach the prestigious position in the global setting that IISc, IIMs and IITs presently enjoy. IISER Kolkata is an autonomous institution awarding its own degrees. The central theme of the IISER Kolkata is to integrate education with research so that undergraduate teaching as well as doctoral and postdoctoral research work could be carried out in symbiosis.
Local Organizing Institutes:
IISER Kolkata, SINP, IACS, etc.