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The Dutch Society for Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering is the most important national organization of biophysicists and biomedical scientists in the Netherlands. The Society has 450 members (1-1-2005).

The goal of the Dutch Society for Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering is (article 3 of its constitution): "to promote the Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering in the Netherlands". The society is organizing activities to develop and strengthen the physical and engineering aspects of medical and biological research. The main means are to bring together researchers working in a common area, and to stimulate the scientific discussion and exchange. Precursors of the present Society were the Dutch Foundation for Biophysics (founded 4 March 1933) and the Dutch Society for Biophysics. Since March 2000 the Society has its present name.

The Society covers a wide field of scientific interests. It is divided into 4 'departments', which are further subdivided into 'sections'. In the sections many workgroups participate.

Download here the flyer of the Society (in Dutch, in pdf format).


Board

President:
Dr. Raymond van Ee
Helmholtz Instituut, Universiteit Utrecht
Faculteit Natuur- en Sterrenkunde
Buys Ballot Laboratorium, Fysica van de Mens
Princetonplein 5, room 358
NL-3584 CC Utrecht
Tel. 030-2532829 / 2533985 (secretariaat)
Fax: 030-2522664
E-mail: r.vanee@phys.uu.nl or voorzitter@vvb-bmt.nl
URL: www.phys.uu.nl/~vanee/
Secretary: bestuur
dr. R. Krams
Dept Biomedical Engineering
Thoraxcenter; Erasmusmc
P.O. Box 1738, NL-3000 DR Rotterdam
Tel. +31104087308
Fax +31104089494
e-mail: r.krams@erasmusmc.nl of secretaris@vvb-bmt.nl
Treasurer:
dr. ir. Ton Verbraak
Zwaluwenburg 73
3328 CR Dordrecht
Tel. +31-10-4633158
Email: penningmeester@vvb-bmt.nl or afmverbraak@chello.nl 
Bank account (Postbank) of "Vereniging voor Biofysica en Biomedische Technologie", Amsterdam: 121373
Board members:
dr. J. Tim Marcus
Vrije Universiteit Medisch Centrum
Afdeling Klinische Fysica en Informatica
Postbus 7057
1007 MB Amsterdam
Tel. 020-4440179
Fax: 020-4444147
Email: jt.marcus@vumc.nl 
 
dr. R. Krams
Dept Biomedical Engineering
Thoraxcenter; Erasmusmc
P.O. Box 1738, NL-3000 DR Rotterdam
Tel. +31104087308
Fax +31104089494
e-mail: r.krams@erasmusmc.nl

Secretariat

The adress of the secretariat of the Netherland's Society for Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering is: 

dr. R. Krams
Dept Biomedical Engineering
Thoraxcenter; Erasmusmc
P.O. Box 1738, NL-3000 DR Rotterdam
Tel. +31104087308
Fax +31104089494
e-mail: r.krams@erasmusmc.nl or secretaris@vvb-bmt.nl

Annual reports (all in Dutch):
Secretary's Annual Report 1995
Secretary's Annual Report 1996
Secretary's Annual Report 1997
Secretary's Annual Report 1998
Secretary's Annual Report 1999
Secretary's Annual Report 2000
Secretary's Annual Report 2001

Commission of financial supervision 2001: dr. J.A. Hazelzet (Sophia Hospital R'dam) and ir. W.P.J. Holland (Erasmus University R'dam).


Membership

The annual contribution is: 18,- (members of the Dutch Society for Physics NNV get 9,- reduction on the fee of NNV in a combined membership). For PhD students are member at no cost during the first 2 years. This membership is transferred into a regular membership without notice.

The amount of the contribution can be modified by the board and/or the society's Council. The Board can give complete or partial release of contribution in special cases. See article 6.2 of the constitution. Members of the Society receive the Newsletter at no cost..

Registration for membership is through the treasurer, Dr. Ir. A. Verbraak, Dordrecht
fax 084-750 3960, penningmeester@vvb-bmt.nl. Registration can be done through signing and posting the registrationform.

Payment of the contribution is done by check sent by the treasurer. The bank account (PostBank) is: 121373. Use as name the Dutch name: Vereniging voor Biofysica en Biomedische Technologie, Amsterdam.


Activities

  • Scientific meetings The Society organizes many scientific meetings with in the departments and the sections. These meetings form the core business of the Society. This webpage contains the up-to-date calender of events.
  • Day of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering. Once every two years the Day of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering is organized. This meeting, for all Society members, features parallel sessions for each department in the morning, and a plenary session in the afternoon.
  • Prize for the best PhD thesis. The Society has established a bi-annual prize for the best PhD thesis in the field of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering of  2250.-. This prize is awarded on the Day of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering in a festive setting. For this prize rules have been established.
  • suitcase.gif (1735 bytes)Travel grant. The Society supports partial travel costs for PhD students and postdocs for laboratory visits in favour of their biophysical and/or biomedical engineering research, to a maximum of 750,- per half year. For this travel grant rules apply. Report of trips made (in Dutch): Piet Lommers, visit to the Meeting of the Biophysical Society in San Francisco, US (23-27 February 2002), combined with a visit to the laboratory of prof. Ronald Vale.
  • Financial support. The Society supports and can partly finance the organization of scientific symposia and conferences, typically through the departments and sections.

Representations

The Society for Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering is represented and cooperates with a number of national ans international organizations:

EBSA (European Biophysical Societies Association) is a regional organization of the IUPAB (International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics), IUPAB is a member ('scientific union member') of the ICSU (International Council of Scientific Unions), KNAW (Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences) is an 'adhering body' of the IUPAB.


Newsletter of the Netherland's Society for Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering

All members of the Society automatically receive the Email Newsletter, with announcements and messages for the Biophysical and Biomedical Engineering community in the Netherlands. The Newsletter appears approximately twenty times per year. The paper version is since May 2001 no longer distributed.

The "Email Newsletter" are periodical short announcements per email to the members. If you do not receive these, please send your email address to the secretary or treasurer of the Society.

Send your contributions for this member service to Newsletter@vvb-bmt.nl.

Paper Newsletters that have appeared (in Dutch):

 

2005

18-01-2004
02-02-2005
14-02-2005
01-03-2005

16-03-2005
06-04-2005
26-04-2005
30-05-2005

24-06-2005
22-07-2005
11-08-2005
27-08-2005
 

2004

13-01-2004
14-02-2004

28-02-2004
12-03-2004

31-03-2004
27-04-2004
18-05-2004

10-06-2004
09-07-2004
08-09-2004
01-10-2004

16-10-2004
23-10-2004
17-11-2004
30-11-2004
18-12-2004

2003

19-02-2003
26-02-2003
10-03-2003
15-03-2003

18-03-2003

09-04-2003
16-04-2003
01-07-2003
08-07-2003
10-07-2003

10-07-2003
15-09-2003
18-09-2003
22-09-2003
24-09-2003
01-10-2003
03-10-2003

2002

31-01-2002
27-02-2002
11-03-2002
12-03-2002
30-03-2002
08-04-2002
16-04-2002
23-04-2002
21-05-2002
30-05-2002
10-06-2002
25-06-2002
26-06-2002
08-07-2002
23-07-2002
15-09-2002
16-09-2002
24-09-2002
23-10-2002
30-10-2002
01-11-2002
11-11-2002
14-11-2002
02-12-2002

2001

papieren versies

#118, januari 2001
#119, maart 2001

#120, mei 2001 
electronische versies

22-01-2001
26-01-2001
16-02-2001
20-02-2001
05-03-2001

09-03-2001
12-03-2001
15-03-2001
29-03-2001
17-09-2001
24-09-2001
26-09-2001
08-10-2001
12-10-2001
25-10-2001
30-10-2001
19-11-2001

2000

papieren versies
#114, februari 2000
#115, april 2000

#116, september 2000
#117, november 2000
electronische versies
24-01-2000
09-02-2000
02-03-2000
10-03-2000
22-03-2000
05-04-2000
18-04-2000
28-04-2000
24-05-2000
31-05-2000
26-06-2000
30-06-2000
07-07-2000
11-07-2000
15-07-2000
11-09-2000
22-09-2000
25-09-2000
26-09-2000
09-11-2000
17-11-2000
08-12-2000

1999

papieren versies

#110, februari 1999
#111, mei 1999

#112, september 1999
#113, november 1999
electronische versies
07-04-1999
27-04-1999
19-05-1999
28-05-1999
17-06-1999
08-07-1999
03-08-1999
13-09-1999
11-10-1999
25-10-1999
12-11-1999
06-12-1999
08-12-1999

1998

papieren versies
#106, maart 1998
#107, mei 1998

#108, september 1998
#109, december 1998

 


Divisions and sections

Boards of departments and sections:

Every member can indicate with the payment of the annual fee to which section he or she likes to belong, so relevant information can be distributed.


Interesting links for Biophysics and BME on the internet:


Webmaster: Geert de Vos 
Last updated: October 25 2004.