Chikashi Toyoshima to present National Lecture at the Biophysical Society 51st Annual Meeting

December 12, 2006

The 7,800-member Biophysical Society is pleased to announce that Chikashi Toyoshima will deliver the National Lecture at the Biophysical Society 51st Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, March 3-7, 2007. Being named the National Lecturer is the Society's highest honor. Dr. Toyoshima is a professor at the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences at the University of Tokyo in Japan and was elected a Foreign Associate to the National Academy of Sciences in 2005.

Dr. Toyoshima's presentation, "Ion Pumping by Ca-ATPase of the Sarcoplasmic Reticulum--A Structural View," will take place on Monday, March 5th at 8:00 PM in the Baltimore Convention Center.

The registration fee for the Annual Meeting includes entrance to the National Lecture. Those not registered for the Annual Meeting can buy tickets for the lecture onsite for $25.

The Biophysical Society's Annual Meeting is the world's largest meeting of biophysicists -- over 6,000 attendees are expected to converge on Baltimore to review the 3000+ posters and scientific talks scheduled to take place during the five-day event. Complete information about the Meeting can be found at http://www.biophysics.org/meetings/2007/.

For further information and press registration, contact: Ellen R. Weiss.
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The Biophysical Society, founded in 1956, is a professional, scientific society established to encourage development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics. The Society promotes growth in this expanding field through its annual meeting, monthly journal, and committee and outreach activities. Its members are located throughout the U.S. and the world, where they teach and conduct research in colleges, universities, laboratories, government agencies, and industry.

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