We use cutting-edge tools and intellectual concepts from the physical sciences to tackle challenging questions from the life sciences.

Our research spans multiple length scales from quantum biology and individual molecules through to single-cell physics and the biophysics of cell populations and complex tissues.

We work closely with the Biological Physical Sciences Institute where our researchers are involved in several cross-departmental collaborations between physical and life scientists focused on a range of biophysics questions.


  • Dr Agnes Noy
  • Biophysics Molecular modelling of DNA and proteins.
    Novel nanotechnology and optical microscopy.
  • Dr Chris Reardon
  • Photonics.
  • Antoinette Alevropoulos-Borrill
  • Isabel Barth
  • Victor Velasco Berrelleza
  • Toby Bird
  • Emma Elizabeth Brock
  • Marcus Cameron
  • Daniel Clarke
  • Helen Davies
  • Alexandra Drayton
  • Lara Dresser
  • George Duffett
  • Dominique Evans
  • Jennifer Ferguson
  • Sebastien Guilbaud
  • Peter Hannay
  • Sarah Lecinski
  • Matteo Marozzi
  • Giampaolo Pitruzzello
  • Lewis Reeves
  • Fred Riedel
  • Erick Estuardo Rodriguez Salas
  • Sonam Sidu
  • Emma Tong
  • George Watson
  • Bor Yior Yee
  • Sam Yoshua

About our group

We established our research group in 2015 following a series of open biophysics discussion events. It became clear that there were significant emergent activities that aligned either directly with addressing biological questions, or with applying biophysics to applications in the life sciences, including the use of biological or bio-inspired devices and materials.


We host regular events with exciting internal and external speakers throughout the year.

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We actively encourage new
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We hold
regular seminars.

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