Biological Physics Group

This is an IOP special interest group, which is a community of IOP members focused on a particular discipline, application or area of interest. Special interest groups allow members to connect and share knowledge and ideas. The IOP funds groups to deliver a range of activities including events, prizes and bursaries. All of our groups are driven by members.

About the group

As a special interest, member-driven group, we are interested in the study of systems that are either biological in origin or serve as informative models.

Biological physics spans the molecular to whole ecosystems. Common themes are:

  • the application and development of physical techniques
  • conceptual models to the living world

Discussion and collaboration is encouraged, through the organisation and scientific meetings.

Biological physics was identified as an important area in a report by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (PDF, 2.55MB).

What the group does

We encourage a community spirit among biological physicists and promote their:

  • interests
  • publications
  • research
  • this area of physics

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Group events

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Useful links

Download The Importance of Engineering and Physical Sciences Research to Health and Life Sciences (PDF, 2.55MB)

Learn about the Biophyiscal Society

Committee and contacts 

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