Membrane Biophysics:

Impact of Lipids on Health, Disease and Therapy 


24-28 July 2017 | Oporto | Portugal



You are invited to attend MemBiophysics 2017, the Membrane Biophysics: Impact of Lipids on Health, Disease and Therapy, to be held from 24 to 28 July 2017 in FFUP/ICBAS complex, Oporto, Portugal.

The training program will combine theoretical-pratical lectures (Seminars and Case studies) with pratical-laboratorial sessions (Biophysical techniques). For more information please check Program.


The contribution of chemists, physicists, biochemists and pharmacists with ample expertise in membrane biophysics and advanced spectroscopic techniques will ensure the success and quality of MemBiophysics 2017.


The University of Porto has designated this summer course as a Continuing Educational Activity with equivalence to 3 ECTS, according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).


We look forward to seeing you and welcoming you at MemBiophysics 2017.

This summer course in membrane biophysics and advanced spectroscopic techniques is designed in an unprecedented and innovative way at the University of Porto. Thus, this course is a unique opportunity of excellence training in interesting, current and relevant subjects for graduates, masters and doctoral students.

The course is focused on the role of membrane lipids on the biophysical properties of cell membranes, their involvement in various physiological and pathological processes and their contribution to the rational development of new therapeutic strategies in an interdisciplinary environment.

This first edition will bring together the theoretical concepts of membrane biophysics and its application to plan and perform experiments and critically analyze the data obtained with complementary biophysical techniques.