Center for Biological Physics

The Center for Biological Physics at ASU conducts research into biological phenomena using the tools and methodologies of physics. Our interests span biomolecules, systems biology, and cellular dynamics. Our faculty have expertise in a wide range of experimental, theoretical, and computational methods. We collaborate widely on both basic and applied research questions - from the fundamental principles of life, to translational research in biomedicine. We have a vibrant interdisciplinary environment, centered in a dedicated and interactive physical space in the physical sciences building.

We run weekly Biophysics seminars and host workshops each year. Our Center comprises 17 core faculty members with home appointments in physics, chemistry, and engineering, many graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, a program manager, Deanna Clark. We welcome inquiries from prospective graduate students. Please contact Deanna Clark, or the Center Director, Robert Ros.

Recent News

March 1, 2016
Graduate student Sean Seyler was selected to attend the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany. At the annual Lindau meetings, about 30–40 Nobel Laureates convene to meet the next generation of leading scientists: undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings foster the exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines. The theme of the 66th meeting in 2016 is Physics. In a
February 22, 2016
Peter Rez was interviewed by FOX10 news regarding the controversy surrounding EMF exposure:  Do wireless devices pose dangers? Link to watch: FEB 22 2016 09:36PM MST By Danielle Miller: PHOENIX (KSAZ) - We're living in the age of wireless everything -- and it's being debated whether devices, such as cell phones, wi-fi routers and even baby monitors could be harmful to us. "I started to get headaches and
December 14, 2015
The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its Education Committee Travel Awards to attend the Biophysical Society’s 60th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California, February 27-March 2, 2016. The recipients of this competitive award, all of whom are students and postdoctoral fellows, are selected based on scientific merit. Each awardee will be presenting their research during the meeting, will receive a travel grant, and will be recognized at a reception on Saturday, February 27
October 9, 2015
Varda Faghir Hagh has been awarded computing time from ASU's Advanced Computing Center.  Varda is a PhD student at Prof. Michael Thorpe’s research group and she works on percolation theory. Recently ASU Advanced Computing Center (A2C2) has generously extended a grant of 70,000 core hours to her to pursue research on rigidity percolation in jammed systems.  They have also featured her research in the A2C2 Quarterly newsletter.
September 16, 2015
The coolest new way to take a near-atomic resolution snapshot of life at work is cryo-Electron Microscopy (cryo-EM), lauded recently by Nature as its 2015 "Method of the Year" is now coming soon to ASU.  ASU researchers have received a 3-year, $3.2 million award from the National Science Foundation.  This proposal was lead by John Spence in Physics along with co-PI's Petra Fromme, Ray Carpenter, Robert Roberson and Hao Yan.    
May 2, 2015
BioPhest 2015 Saturday, May 2, 2015 550 E Tyler Mall Bateman Physical Sciences F Wing, Room 123 Arizona State University, Tempe AZ Breakfast is at 8 AM.  The program is starting at 9 AM. Arizona BioPhest meeting, the twelfth in the series, will be on May 2, 2015.  This event will be hosted by the Center for Biological Physics at Arizona State University.  This annual event allows scientists from Arizona with an interest in biological physics to meet for a day of short talks
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