A single molecule look at Alzheimer's
By combining single-molecule techniques with cell membrane conductivity, scientists in the Gafni/Steel group hope explain cell toxicity in the progression of the disease.
The Art of Fluorescence
This composite image by Robin Johnson was a finalist in the first annual image competition sponsored by the Biophysical Society
Probing membranes at the nano-scale
Super-resolution fluorescence localization imaging techniques make it possible to image biological systems with ~20nm lateral resolution using fluorescent probes.
High Performance Computing
Biophysicists use computing clusters to perform molecular modeling, neural network simulations, and single molecule image analysis.
Tracking single molecules in inhomogeneous membranes: Members of the Veatch group monitor the localization and diffusion of lipid probes embedded within phase separated bilayer membranes.
Fast NMR of Bicells
An innovative NMR spectroscopy method to speed up data acquisition from membrane proteins from the Ramamoorthy Lab
Welcome to Biophysics
Biophysicists at Michigan are working in the fields of Structural Biology, Spectroscopy and Microscopy, Computational Biophysics and Bioinformatics, and Biophysical Chemistry. Approximately 80 graduate students, post-docs and professors work in our well-equipped laboratories. The graduate program offers a flexible curriculum of exciting courses related to these fields, taking advantage of the resources available at a major research University.
Tenure Track Faculty Position
The deadline for the Biophysics & Astronomy Faculty Search
has now passed. Thanks to all who applied for our position!
- Congratulations to Prof. Sarah Veatch as she has received the 2014 Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award for her substantial contributions to the field of membrane physical chemistry as it translates into biological systems! August 7, 2013
- BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR Featuring Sam Hess "Localization-Based Super-Resolution Imaging: Methods and Biological Applications"
Speaker: Sam Hess, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Maine
- 5:00 PM
- BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR Featuring Peter Chien "Mechanisms of regulated protein degradation during the bacterial cell cycle"
Speaker: Peter Chien, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UMass Amherst
- 5:00 PM
- BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR Featuring Phil Selenko TBA
Speaker: Phil Selenko, Max Planck Institute
- 5:00 PM