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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 Biophysical Society

    Committee and contacts

    Chair Professor Mark Leake, FInstP
    Secretary Professor Michelle Peckham
    Treasurer Professor Mark Wallace, MInstP
    Ordinary Member Dr Peter Adams, MInstP
    Ordinary Member Dr Nirvana Caballero, MInstP
    Ordinary Member Dr Diana Fusco, MInstP
    Ordinary Member Dr Chiu Fan Lee, MInstP
    Ordinary Member Dr Marco Mazza, MInstP
    Ordinary Member Dr Timothy Saunders, MInstP
    Ordinary Member Dr Margarita Staykova
    Ordinary Member Dr Bartlomiej Waclaw, MInstP
    Ordinary Member Dr Massimo Vassalli, MInstP

    Email: [email protected]