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

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)

News & Announcements

DBIO Awards Deadlines Approaching
The deadline to apply for both the Shirley Chan Student Travel Grants and the Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Biological Physics is December 1, 2016.
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Outstanding Ph.D. thesis research in any area of biological physics (experimental, computational, engineering, or theoretical) is eligible to win an award of $1,500 and a travel allowance and fee waiver to attend March meeting and present an invited talk.
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