Organization and members
The Society is open to graduates and undergraduates who share the stated purposes of the Society to encourage development and dissemination of knowledge in Biophysics. The Society’s members work in academia, research, hospitals, industry and government agencies in Romania and/or abroad.
RSPAB is organized in branches grouping members from the main Romanian academic and research cities:
- Bucuresti Branch
- Cluj Branch
- Iaşi Branch
- Timişoara Branch
- Tg. Mureş Branch
- Craiova Branch
RSPAB is run by the General Assembly which meets every two years in ordinary sessions or more frequently in exceptional sessions if needed.
RSPAB is administered by a Council elected for four years by the General Assembly.
RSPAB members are benefiting from reduced fees at scientific events organized by the Society.RSPAB offers bursaries to individual young scientists to participate in events organized by EBSA or IUPAB (calls are announced on the society website).
As adhering body to EBSA and IUPAB, RSPAB may receive support in the form of grants to the Romanian organizers of biophysical scientific events (details EBSA , details IUPAB). Furthermore, SRBPA members are eligible for EBSA working visits grants (details), they may apply for bursaries to attend scientific meetings (details EBSA , details IUPAB ), they have free access to the European Biophysics Journal with Biophysics Letters (link available by e-mail).
RSPAB is composed of individual members who pay the following fees:
|Type of member||Affiliation fee||Annual membership fee|
|Senior (over 35 years)||12 lei||60 lei|
|Junior (35 years and under)||6 lei||30 lei|
|Undergraduate student||3 lei||15 lei|
The affiliation fee has to be paid once when someone becomes member of RSPAB. If a person loses the quality of member and wants to join back the Society he/she is supposed to pay again the affiliation fee.
The fees can be paid by cash to the Branch Treasurer or by bank transfer (transfer tax is covered by deponent). For back transfer use the following information:
Societatea Română de Biofizică Pură şi Aplicată
Raiffeisen Bank, Agenţia Lujerului, Bucureşti
Cont (LEI): RO98 RZBR 0000 0600 0326 2388
Please, indicate as reason for payment the following: nume+taxa an.
Receipts and invoices are available from the Treasurer of the Society.
The title of honorary member is conferred by the Society Council to persons who render or have rendered outstanding services to RSPAB. This title bestows upon the recipient all the rights of members, without the obligation of paying annual fees.
RSPAB honorary members:
Institute of Physics and Technology of Materials
Président de la Société Française de Biophysique (2002-2006)
Institut Curie (INSERM U350), Orsay, France
Department of Chemistry
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland – Ohio, USA
Department of Chemistry
Bielefeld University, Germany
Professor of Biochemistry of London University
Oxford International Biomedical Centre, UK
Ian C.P. Smith
Institute for Biodiagnostics
Wilfred D. Stein
Dept. of Biological Chemistry
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Department of Biochemistry of Lipids
Utrecht University, Netherlands
Censors: Bogdan M. Matei