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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Congratulations to Our Newest APS Fellows

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Congratulations to New Prize & Award Recipients

2017 Max Delbruck Prize in Biological Physics
Alan Perelson, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Congratulations to the DBIO Thesis Award Winner

2016 Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Biological Physics
Robert Blackwell, U Colorado (Boulder), "Physical determinants of bipolar mitotic spindle assembly and stability in fission yeast"

News & Announcements

2017 IUPAP Young Scientist Prizes in Biological Physics
The IUPAP C6 Young Scientist Prize recognizes exceptional achievements of scientists in the field of Biological Physics at a relatively junior stage of their career. The Prize will be awarded at the 9th IUPAP International Conference on Biological Physics (ICBP2017), June 5-9, 2017, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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