Biophysical Society announces winners of 2011 Student Travel Awards

December 21, 2010

The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its student travel award to attend the Biophysical Society's 55th Annual Meeting at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland, March 5-9, 2011. The recipients of this competitive award are selected based on scientific merit, with priority given to those who will present a paper at the conference. Each awardee receives a travel grant and will be recognized at a reception on Saturday, March 5.

The 2011 recipients of the Student 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 3700 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 (240) 290-5606 or eweiss@biophysics.org.

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