It is our great pleasure to present the 8th International Iberian Biophysics Congress that will take place in Bilbao, on the 20th-21st of June 2022, in an in-person format. The meeting is being organised as a joint effort by the Portuguese and Spanish Biophysical Societies and brings together researchers and students based in the Iberian Peninsula and Europe, who are interested in and working on the most recent advances in the field of Biophysics. 

As members of the Scientific Committe, we would like to take this opportunity to extend an invitation to you to present your most recent work at the congress in Bilbao. It will be an excellent opportunity to meet again around the most exciting biophysical work and discuss opportunities to collaborate in a genuinely multidisciplinary environment. We have prepared an inspiring event that will provide plenty of opportunities for interaction and networking.

The scientific programme is still not finalised; however, a large number of invited speakers are already confirmed. The programme is organised into 9 symposia, eight of which are thematic, including Biophysics and Health, Protein Structure and Dynamics, Nucleic Acids and Supramolecular Complexes, Receptors, Channels and Transporters, Cell and Tissue Biophysics, Membrane Structure and Function, System Biophysics and Biological Physics. A ninth symposia is focused on the most notable results published recently in Biophysics. In addition to the traditional areas of Biophysics, there will also be a series of plenary talks by some of the leading lights in Biophysics. Please see the congress website for further details.
We look forward to seeing all of you in Bilbao!

Iban Ubarretxena, Director of Instituto Biofisika (IBF), President of the Organising Committee
Jesús Pérez-Gil, President of the Spanish Society of Biophysics (SBE)
Armindo Salvador, President of the Portuguese Biophysical Society (SBfP) 
On behalf of the Organising Committee