The double-helix structure of DNA was discovered in a physics laboratory. Before and since then, physics has continued to contribute to biology. Biophysics addresses questions that are similar to those in biochemistry and molecular biology, but develops and applies the models and experimental techniques from physics to gain a more quantitative understanding of biological systems, ranging from the atomic level, via cells and tissues, to large populations.
Research Poster PDFs
High-resolution atomic force microscopy by tracking the resonance frequency of small cantilevers in liquid
High Resolution Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy of Single Biomolecules
Structural Transitions in a Model Hydrophobic Boundary Layer under Water
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Figure: One-dimensional coherent X-ray diffraction pattern measured at the first-order d-banding peak (67nm-1) of rat-tail collagen; special sample handling methods were developed to preserve the internal order sufficiently for this to be seen with a 10-micron X-ray beam. [courtey Ian Robinson]