Biological Physics is an interdisciplinary field of science that employs and develops theories and methods of the physical sciences for the investigation of biological systems.
Studies in the field of biological physics span all levels of biological organization, from the molecular scale, e.g. single molecule detection, to whole organisms and ecosystems.
Moreover, by utilizing experimental techniques from a wide variety of disciplines, e.g. various types of microscopy techniques, in particular force measuring optical tweeezers, theoretical modeling, and simulations, e.g. Monte Carlo simulations, biophysicists are often able to directly observe, describe or even manipulate the structures and interactions of individual molecules or complexes of molecules.
At the Department of Physics, we have presently ongoing activities in the following areas of Biological Physcis: