Past News & Announcements

Current news and announcements as well as upcoming workshops and meetings
are listed on the homepage.

Center for Biological Physics Website Goes Live!

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 9:00am to Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 2:45pm

The CBP website will post announcements and news items of interest to the Biophysics community at UMass. To see your event posted, email

Upcoming in the Physics Department Colloquium!!! Ned Seeman's Unique Perspective on DNA

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 2:45pm to Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 6:45pm

DNA: Not Merely the Secret of Life
Nadrian Seeman, NYU

Wednesday, April 1 at 4:00 pm in the Integrative Learning Center Room S131.  
Refreshments at 3:40 in Hasbrouck Lobby.

Upcoming seminar in the MCB series!!! Susan Marqusee of Berkeley

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 4:00pm to Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 6:00pm

Sequence and Environmental Determinants of a Protein's Energy Landscape
Susan Marqusee MD, PhD
Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology

Tuesday, April 14 at 4:00 pm in ISB Room 221.

Parsegian Named APS Fellow!

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 3:30pm to Friday, October 23, 2015 - 3:30pm

Center director Adrian Parsegian, long-time fellow and past president of the BPS, was recently named a fellow of the American Physical Society. His citation reads:" For seminal contributions to biological physics by formulating and measuring forces organizing biological molecules and driving transitions in ionic channels and macromolecules to connect molecular structure, conformation, and function."

Five College Biophysics Network Launched!

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 10:45am to Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 10:45am

The CBP thanks the UMass Center for Teaching and Faculty Development for the award of a Mellon Mutual Mentoring Grant to form a new Five College Biophysics Network (FCBN). The grant will provide for biweekly lunch meetings to engender collaboration and interaction between researchers who are often separated by disciplinary, departmental, and college boundaries. Funds are also available to start a biophysics seminar series, and to bring in professional mentors, writers, or program managers to run workshops on topics of particular interest to early-career biophysicists. If you would like to join the network, or if you have ideas for workshops or scientific speakers, please contact