The Asian Biophysics Association—supporting biophysics in the greater Asia region

  • Danny HattersEmail author
  • Hiroyuki NojiEmail author

The Asia Biophysics Association is a loose confederacy of the national biophysics associations of countries located in the greater Asian region. Here, we describe the history and purpose of the association along with its plans for the future.

The 10th Meeting of the Asian Biophysics Association (ABA) was held in Melbourne in December of 2018 and hosted approximately 250 delegates, and the current Special Issue of Biophysical Reviews is devoted to describing the activities taking place there (Battle et al. 2019). Currently consisting of seven member countries/regions (China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India and Australia), the ABA has a long history of supporting and showcasing biophysical research conducted in the greater Asian area. The principal activity of the ABA is to hold a meeting every three years (every two years from 2009 to 2015). Initially starting in 1994 as the East Asian Biophysics Symposium (EABS), this early meeting format was principally designed to increase...



DH and HN gratefully thank Assoc. Prof. Damien Hall for his helpful comments on an early draft.

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Danny Hatters declares that he has no conflict of interest. Hiroyuki Noji declares that he has no conflict of interest.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.


  1. Battle A, Böcking T, Norton R, Kim KK, Noji H, Nagayama K (2019) Editorial for the special issue on the joint meeting of the Asian Biophysical Association and the Australian Society for Biophysics. Biophys Rev 11(3)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology InstituteThe University of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Applied Chemistry, School of EngineeringThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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