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Dr Phil Jones

Chris Fury

Chris Richards

Tom Smart

Xiang Han

Nick Tidy

Stefan Siwiak-Jaszek


Onofrio Marago; NanoSoft Lab, IPCF-CNR, Messina, Sicily

Eleanor Stride; Biomedical Ultrasonics & Biotherapy Lab, Oxford University

Martin Christlieb; Gray Cancer Institute & Oxford University

Ferruccio Renzoni; Department of Physics & Astronomy, UCL

NOIs Collaboration; UC Cork, TU Wien, U Innsbruck & Institute of Spectroscopy, Moscow

UCL Ultra-High Resolution Microscopy Collaboration; Jonathan Ashmore, Angus Bain & Guy Moss

Gianluca Memoli; National Physical Laboratory

Jixiong Pu; Huaqiao University

An experimental research group, based in the Biological Physics (BioP) section of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCL.


The UCL Optical Tweezers Group, autumn 2013
(L-R) Chris F, Tom, Chris R, Alessandro

PhD Positions in Biological Physics

The Biological Physics Group will have PhD positions available to start in September 2015.  See the group website for possible research topics.

Optics Express & JOSA B Joint Special Issue

The OSA Technical Group on Optical Cooling & Trapping is organising a joint Special Issue of the journals Optics Express and JOSA B on this theme.  Submit papers by 05 Jan 15.

Photonics Special Issue

There will be a Special Issue of the Journal Photonics on the theme of Optical Trapping in Biology and Nanotechnology, due for publication in August 2015.  Submit papers by 15 May 15.

Martin Howard (John Innes Centre) will give the IoP Tom Duke Prize Lecture on Physics in biology: how to set the size of a cell; Wed 28 Jan

Roel Dullens (Oxford) is giving the Physical Chemistry seminar on Dynamic mode locking in driven colloids; Wed 28 Jan

Mark Leake (York) is giving today's LCN/Biophysics seminar on Probing DNA interactions with proteins at the single-molecule level inside the cell, in a test tube, and in a computer

MAPS Faculty Research Festival Wed 07 Jan 15, including talk by Phil on Current Research in Biological Physics

Special Issue of Photonics on the theme Optical Trapping in Biology and Nanotechnology. Submit papers by 15 May 15.

The 2014 Bragg Lecture will be given by Prof Ilme Schlichting on X-ray free electron lasers - a bright future for crystallography, Wed 12 Nov

OSA London Local Section Meeting, Wed 28 October at City University

Prof Sir John Pendry will give the 41st Edwards Lecture at City University titled Putting on the cloak of concealment, Wed 28 Oct 14

Valeria Garbin will be giving the Chemical Engineering Department seminar on Extreme deformation of complex fluid interfaces, Wed 21 Oct

London Super-Resolution Group meeting, Fri 17 Oct. Talks by Shukry Habib (KCL), Ashley Cadby (Sheffield), Dylan Owen (KCL) & Justin Molloy (NIMR)

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