Biological Physics

Enabling the collaborative research in Precision Health that is instrumental in the transition to preventative medicine

Ulrich Keyser

Physical  Biological Physics  

Prof Keyser's research focuses on understanding all transport processes through membranes of both biological and technological origin. Specifically, his team is interested in the physics of ions, macromolecules and particles in confined geometries at the single molecule or particle level.  They aim to exert maximum control over all parameters in the experiment using techniques such as: DNA (origami) self-assembly, optical trapping, particle tracking, fluorescence microscopy, electrophysiology, or micro-/nanofluidics.  

membrane transportation process  optical trapping  particle tracking  microfluidics  nanofluidics  

Pietro Cicuta

Physical  Biological Physics  

Prof Cicuta's research focuses on living systems, with main efforts on hydrodynamic synchronisation of motile cilia, physics of bacteria, malaria blood-stage infection, phospholipid membranes and single cell imaging systems.

soft matter  hydrodynamics  phospholipid membranes