IUPAB organizes an International Congress every three years. The XIVth International Congress on Biophysics has taken place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in May 2002. The XVth International Congress will be in Montpellier, France in 2005, organized together with the EBSA (European Biophysical Societies Association). In 2008 there will be a joint meeting with “The Biophysical Society” in the USA. At the General Assembly in Buenos Aires the executive and the council members to serve for the next three years have been elected. More information can be found at http://www.iupap.org. It should be mentioned that a report of the Inter-Union Bioinformatics Group (IUBG) is also available in the Internet.
Besides the International Congresses, IUPAB supports also smaller conferences and workshops. Special important topics are promoted by “Task Forces.” At Buenos Aires the following groups have been established: Task Force on Bioinformatics (Convenor: J. Garnier), Task Force on Capacity Building and Education in Biophysics (Convenor: J.R. Grigeria), Task Force on NMR in Biological Sciences (Convenor: G. Govil), Task Force on Biomedical Spectroscopy (Convenor: I.C.P. Smith).
The official journal of the IUPAB is the “Quarterly Reviews of Biophysics”.