Biophysics and Physicobiology
Biophysics and Physicobiology (BPPB) is the official on-line journal of the Biophysical Society of Japan (BSJ). Biophysics has long been developed in a field of physics using physical methods and theories to study the structures and functions of biological systems. Biophysics now spans all scales of biological organization, from the molecular scale to whole organisms and ecosystems, and hence biophysical research demonstrates significant overlaps with biochemistry, physiology, cell biology, nanotechnology, bioengineering, computational biology, systems biology, theoretical biology and so forth. The current activity of biophysics has evidently grown over the first idea in "biophysics", the term originally introduced in the 19th century. BSJ would like to cover the current trend and the future direction of this field with a term “physicobiology” .

Biological systems are bounded by the physical principles and laws, but at the same time the systems apparently exploit these principles and laws, reaching a compromise among them. Technology in biophysics has grown to the level of single molecule and omics analyses that can approach to clarify this detail balance in biology and physics. Physicobiology is going to be driven by de novo researches that clarify how physical factors, such as force, heat, electromagnetic field, stochasticity and so forth that completely obey the physical principles and laws, play a significant role in the biological systems. BSJ believes that the next direction of the biophysics is this physicobiology and would like to lead the direction by transforming the journal to Biophysics and Physicobiology.
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(updated on June 02, 2020)
Online ISSN : 2189-4779
ISSN-L : 2189-4779
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Biophysics and Physicobiology (BPPB) is the official on-line journal of the Biophysical Society of Japan (BSJ). Biophysics has long been developed in a field of physics using physical methods and theories to study the structures and functions of biological systems. Biophysics now spans all scales of biological organization, from the molecular scale to whole organisms and ecosystems, and hence biophysical research demonstrates significant overlaps with biochemistry, physiology, cell biology, nanotechnology, bioengineering, computational biology, systems biology, theoretical biology and so forth. The current activity of biophysics has evidently grown over the first idea in "biophysics", the term originally introduced in the 19th century. BSJ would like to cover the current trend and the future direction of this field with a term “physicobiology” .

Biological systems are bounded by the physical principles and laws, but at the same time the systems apparently exploit these principles and laws, reaching a compromise among them. Technology in biophysics has grown to the level of single molecule and omics analyses that can approach to clarify this detail balance in biology and physics. Physicobiology is going to be driven by de novo researches that clarify how physical factors, such as force, heat, electromagnetic field, stochasticity and so forth that completely obey the physical principles and laws, play a significant role in the biological systems. BSJ believes that the next direction of the biophysics is this physicobiology and would like to lead the direction by transforming the journal to Biophysics and Physicobiology.

Published by The Biophysical Society of Japan   

Our Editorial team
NAKAMURA, Haruki

Editor-in-Chief
Osaka Univ.

Structural bioinformatics, Biophysical studies about protein architecture, Electrostatic properties and enzymatic functions, Protein modeling, Protein design, Structure guided drug development, and Molecular simulation (Professor Emeritus)

KOMATSUZAKI, Tamiki

Editorial Board (Vice Editor-in-Chief)
Hokkaido Univ.

http://mlns.es.hokudai.ac.jp/  Information science, Nonlinear dynamics, Single molecule biophysics, and Data science

ISHIJIMA, Akihiko

Editorial Board (Vice Editor-in-Chief)
Osaka Univ.

http://www.fbs.osaka-u.ac.jp/labs/ishijima/  Bacteria, Flagellar motor, Chemotaxis, Microscopy, Nanoscale biophysics 

YASUNAGA, Takuo

Editorial Board (Vice Editor-in-Chief)
Kyutech

http://www.yasunaga-lab.bio.kyutech.ac.jp/ja/  Structural biology, Electron microscopy, Molecular motor, Cell motility, and Image analysis

AKIYAMA, Ryo

Editorial Board
Kyushu Univ.

Statistical Mechanics, Theory of Liquid, and Crowding Effect

ARAI, Munehito

Editorial Board
Univ. Tokyo

http://folding.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index-e.html Protein folding and stability, Protein engineering and design, Protein interactions, Intrinsically disordered proteins, Enzymes, Bioenergy, Structural biology, NMR, X-ray scattering, and Bioinformatics

HIROSE, Keiko

Editorial Board
AIST

Molecular motors (dynein, kinesin), Microtubules, and Electron microscopy

KAMIKUBO, Hironari

Editorial Board
NAIST

Structural protein, Protein folding, Photobiology, and X-ray scattering

KANDORI, Hideki

Editorial Board
Nagoya Institute of Technology

KATAOKA, Mikio

Editorial Board
NAIST

Protein physics, Protein folding and stability, Protein dynamics, Light-absorbing protein, Photobiology, Neutron scattering and diffraction, and X-ray scattering and diffraction

KITAO, Akio

Editorial Board
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Protein Dynamics, and Association of biomolecules

MIZUTANI, Yasuhisa

Editorial Board
Osaka Univ.

Biophysical chemistry, Protein dynamics, and Spectroscopy

OTA, Motonori

Editorial Board
Nagoya Univ.

Structural bioinformatics, Computational biology, and Systems biology

SAKO, Yasushi

Editorial Board
RIKEN

Cellular biophysics, Cell signaling, and Single-cell single-molecule analysis

YURA, Kei

Editorial Board
Ochanomizu Univ. / Waseda Univ.

http://www-p.sci.ocha.ac.jp/yuralab-en/  Computational biology, Protein structure, Structural bioinformatics, Biological data simulation, and Computational biophysics
  • CHANG, Donald C.

    Associate Editor
    Hong Kong Univ. Sci. Tech.

  • FUJIYOSHI, Yoshinori

    Associate Editor
    Tokyo Med. Dent. Univ.

  • GOTO, Yuji

    Associate Editor
    Osaka Univ.

  • HAYASHI, Shigehiko

    Associate Editor
    Kyoto Univ.

  • HOHNG, Sungchul

    Associate Editor
    Seoul Natl. Univ.

  • ISHIMORI, Koichiro

    Associate Editor
    Hokkaido Univ,

  • ITO, Etsuro

    Associate Editor
    Waseda Univ.

  • JAGANNATHAN, N.R.

    Associate Editor
    AIIMS

  • KAMO, Naoki

    Associate Editor
    Hokkaido Univ.

  • KANEKO, Kunihiko

    Associate Editor
    Univ. Tokyo

  • KANG, Sa-Ouk

    Associate Editor
    Seoul Natl. Univ.

  • KAWATO, Suguru

    Associate Editor
    Juntendo Univ. / Univ. Tokyo

  • KINJO, Masataka

    Associate Editor
    Hokkaido Univ.

  • KOHDA, Daisuke

    Associate Editor
    Kyushu Univ.

  • KURIHARA, Kazue

    Associate Editor
    Tohoku Univ.

  • KUSUMI, Akihiro

    Associate Editor
    Kyoto Univ.

  • MATSUDAIRA, Paul

    Associate Editor
    Nat. Univ. Singapore

  • MITAKU, Shigeki

    Associate Editor
    Toyota Phys. Chem. Res. Inst.

  • MIZUGAMI, Taku

    Associate Editor
    JAIST

  • MURAKAMI, Midori

    Associate Editor
    Nagoya Univ.

  • NAGAI, Takeharu

    Associate Editor
    Osaka Univ.

  • NAGAYAMA, Kuniaki

    Associate Editor
    Tokyo Tech

  • NAMBA, Keiichi

    Associate Editor
    Osaka Univ.

  • NOJI, Hiroyuki

    Associate Editor
    Univ. Tokyo

  • NORTON, Raymond S.

    Associate Editor
    Monash Univ.

  • OIKI, Shigetoshi

    Associate Editor
    Univ. Fukui

  • OKAMOTO, Yuko

    Associate Editor
    Nagoya Univ.

  • SEPAROVIC, Frances

    Associate Editor
    Univ. Melbourne

  • SHEN, Jian-Ren

    Associate Editor
    Okayama Univ.

  • SHICHIDA, Yoshinori

    Associate Editor
    Kyoto Univ.

  • SOKABE, Masahiro

    Associate Editor
    Nagoya Univ.

  • TAMA, Florence

    Associate Editor
    Nagoya Univ.

  • TAME, Jeremy R.H.

    Associate Editor
    Yokohama City Univ.

  • TOYOSHIMA, Yoko

    Associate Editor
    Univ. Tokyo

  • WANG, Andrew H.J.

    Associate Editor
    Natl. Taiwan Univ.

  • XIAO, Jie

    Associate Editor
    Johns Hopkins Univ.

  • YOSHIKAWA, Kenichi

    Associate Editor
    Doshisha Univ.

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  • Biology, Life Sciences and Basic Medicine
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  • TitleBiophysics and Physicobiology
  • PublisherThe Biophysical Society of Japan
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