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

December 11, 2016
Petra Fromme, an Arizona State University researcher who is cracking the mystery of proteins and how they function, was hailed as Innovator of the Year at the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation, Nov. 10, at a celebration also honoring Arizona businesses, legislators, teachers and students who are leading the state in science and technology discovery and entrepreneurialism. Fromme, a Regents’ Professor and director of the Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery at the ASU
March 23, 2016
Sean Seyler was awarded the Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship March 2016.  Sean is a member of Oliver Beckstein’s research group.
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
December 3, 2015
Petra Fromme, the Paul V Galvin Professor of chemistry and biochemistry in the School of Molecular Sciences, has been named Regent's Professor. Regents' Professor is the highest faculty honor and goes to full professors from one of the three Arizona public universities whose exceptional achievements have brought them national or international distinction. Fromme was nominated by ASU President Michael Crow and approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. Fromme, who has pioneered the study
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