PHY420 - Biological Physics

Dr Rhoda Hawkins (Module Leader)

Phone: 0114 22 24524
Room: E43


Dr Ashley Cadby

Phone: 0114 22 24280
Room: D21


Flourescent cellsModule Summary

This module will introduce students to biological physics, that is, the application of principles and tools from physics to biological systems. Biological materials are often soft condensed matter with properties between those of simple liquids and solids. In addition biological matter is usually out of equilibrium due to internal biochemical sources of energy. Students will begin to explore the world of biological cells and biopolymer macromolecules, such as DNA. They will see how physics can help understand biological systems through mathematical models and experimental imaging techniques and how this can lead to new physics and applications in biology.


Module description


Timetable information for this module can be found listed here