Physical Bioscience

Our Research

Physical bioscience is the application of physical principles to the study of biological systems and processes.  Research in biophysics covers a wide range of scales and approaches, from macroscopic to nanoscopic, and from theoretical to experimental. The field is highly multi-disciplinary with interactions across physics, biology, chemistry, engineering and medicine.

Researchers in the School of Physics work in a number of different areas, from understanding how the structure of single bio-molecules can be imaged using quantum sensors or intense synchrotron X-ray sources, the development of nano-magnetic resonance techniques, to the collective and emergent behavior in bird flocking. We are also actively engaged in the development of new technologies for bio-sensors, systems for remote-location oxygen delivery, diamond-based implant devices, and quantum imaging systems for bio-magnetic processes.