Division of Biological Physics

The Division of Biological Physics, established in 1973, 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

2019 Max Delbruck Prize in Biological Physics
Jose Nelson Onuchic, Rice University

Congratulations to the DBIO Thesis Award Winner

2018 Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Biological Physics
Jasmine A. Nirody, University of California, Berkeley

News & Announcements

2019 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 deadline for nominations for the 2019 prize is January 18, 2019.
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