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Newton International Fellow to join Biophysics Group

Dr Tan Kuan Boone, an instructor from the National University of Singapore (NUS), has been awarded the prestigious Newton International Fellowship offered by the British Academy and the Royal Society to study “Carbon Nanotube-Magnetic Nanoparticle Hybrid System for Expansion of Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells” at University College London this year. Dr Tan will join the Department of Physics and Astronomy in January 2015, to work in the Biophysics group in collaboration with Professor Nguyen TK Thanh. Dr Tan completed his PhD study under the supervision of Assistant Professor Gigi Chiu at the Department of Pharmacy, NUS. His research is focused on the rational design and development of various nanomaterials for biomedical applications. More...

Published: Jan 27, 2015 3:29:30 PM

PhD studentships available

We currently have PhD studentships available for projects in the BioP group, see the Biophysics PhD Studentship pages. These can be awarded for research projects in the BioP research remit and supervised by a BioP academic staff member. Applicants are strongly encouraged to identify their area(s) of interest among the various BioP research activities before applying, and contact the respective academic(s) to enquire about the availability of PhD research projects. More...

Published: Jan 20, 2015 3:27:47 PM

IOP Tom Duke Prize Lecture on Biological Physics

to be held Wednesday 28th January 2015 at 3pm, in the Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre,  25 Gordon Street More...

Published: Jan 16, 2015 11:53:22 AM

Biological Physics (BioP)


The BioP group at the Department of Physics and Astronomy focuses on solving key intellectual and practical problems in the physics of biological systems and the underlying properties of soft matter, from intramolecular to cellular length scales, using experimental, computational and theoretical methods.

These activities at the Department of Physics and Astronomy are part of a much larger, UCL-wide research activity on biological physics, spread over different departments and institutes:

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