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.
- Elizabeth Gichana (Brooks Lab) is awarded an HHMI Gilliam Award for Advanced Study! October 1, 2015
- Professor Charlie Brooks has been elected as a Fellow of the Biophysical Society August 27, 2015
- Elizabeth Gichana (Brooks Lab) has been accorded a Ford Foundation Fellowships honorable mention! June 11, 2015
- Biophysics Graduate Student Seminar Featuring Ziah Dean & Sarah Graham, Titles: TBA
Speaker: Ziah Dean & Sarah Graham, LSA Biophysics
- 5:00 PM
- Biophysics Seminar Featuring Diane Lidke, University of New Mexico, Title: TBA
Speaker: Diane Lidke, Dept. of Pathology, University of New Mexico
- 5:00 PM
- Biophysics Oncley Lecture Featuring Nobel Laureate Martin Karplus, Harvard University, Title: "Motion: The Hallmark of Life. From Marsupials to Molecules"
Speaker: Martin Karplus, Nobel Laureate, Dept. of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Harvard University
- 5:00 PM