Biophysics | Department of Physics


Biophysics (also biological physics) is an interdisciplinary science that employs and develops theories and methods of the physical sciences for the investigation of biological systems. Studies included under the umbrella of biophysics span all levels of biological organization, from the molecular scale to whole organisms and ecosystems. Biophysical research shares significant overlap with biochemistry, nanotechnology, bioengineering and systems biology. (from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

For more information on the various topics covered by biophysics, you may wish to visit the Wikipedia Biophysics page.

Biophysics research at StFX involves a mixture of mathematical modelling and computer simulation of the physics of biological systems. A dedicated research associate, and several undergraduate students comprise the biophysics research group at StFX.

Department members working on biophysics:
David Pink
Bonnie Quinn