Division of Biological Physics

The Division of Biological Physics is composed of individuals who are interested in the study of biological phenomena using physical approaches and in investigations into the physical principles and mechanisms by which living organisms survive, adapt, and grow. The richness of life science phenomena gives biological physics a very broad scope, from answering fundamental questions about life to advancing the biomedical sciences by developing new drugs and diagnostics equipment. Members of DBIO are affiliated with a broad range of departments, including Physics, Biophysics, Biochemistry, Mathematics as well as Schools of Medicine, federal research centers, and the biomedical industry.

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News & Announcements

Nominations for the 2017 Max Delbruck Prize in Biological Physics are due July 1, 2016. The Delbruck prize recognizes outstanding achievements in biological physics research, and it is the highest honor the Division confers.
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Congratulations to Our Newest APS Fellows

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Congratulations to New Prize & Award Recipients

2016 Max Delbruck Prize in Biological Physics
Stephen R. Quake, Stanford University

Congratulations to the DBIO Thesis Award Winner

2015 Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Biological Physics
Quan Wang, Stanford University

Congratulations to the DBIO Poster Award Winners at the March Meeting 2016

Rebecca Winter, University of Pennsylvania (First Prize)
Ann Sizemore, University of Pennsylvania (Second Prize)
William Weigand, University of San Diego (Third Prize)