Biophysical Society announces winners of 2010 Minority Travel Awards

December 16, 2009

The Biophysical Society has announced the winner of its Minority Travel Awards to attend the Biophysical Society's 54th Annual Meeting at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California, February 20-24, 2010. The awards are meant to encourage participation at the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting by minority students currently studying biophysics. Recipients will be honored at a reception on Saturday February 20.

The 2010 recipients of the Minority Travel Award are:
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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 Biophysical Society's Annual Meeting is the world's largest meeting of biophysicists -over 6,000 attendees are expected. Over 4000 scientific abstracts have already been submitted for presentation at this event. For more information about the Meeting or the Society's awards, visit http:/www.biophysics.org or contact Ellen R. Weiss at (301) 634-7176 or eweiss@biophysics.org.

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