The 3rd European Biophysics Congress brings together biophysicists from all European countries. It covers all fields of Biophysics from molecular processes to cellular physiology and medical physics. Aspects of material science as well as of biological function are considered with reference to application in technology and medicine. Invited speakers are mainly from Europe. But also top scientists from the United States and Japan are invited to guarantee optimal exchange of ideas. The activity of the congress is highlighted by the titles of the 16 symposia in the area of Molecular Biophysics (Single Molecule Optics, Atomic Force Probing, Assisted Protein Folding, Protein Dynamics), in the area of Molecular Machines (Ion Channels, Ion Purnps & Transporters, Proton Transfer, Molecular Motors) in Cellular Biophysics (Lipid Bilayer, Cell Adhesion, Reception & Transduction, Biochips) and in Neurophysics (synapses, Neuronal Nets, Hearing, Medical Imaging).