Welcome to Maryland Biophysics
Welcome to the Maryland Biophysics Program. The Biophysics Program brings together faculty from biochemistry, biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics working on questions at the intersection of the physical and life sciences. Please visit us for one of the weekly seminars and annual symposia with leading scientists. These events are open to the public, and bring together students and faculty from across campus and from nearby institutions. We are very excited about our new Biophysics Graduate Program, where each student develops an individualized curriculum with a cross-disciplinary group of three faculty advisors.
Professor Wolfgang Losert became Director of the Biophysics Program in July 2011. He is also Director of the Partnership for Cancer Technology and a member of IPST and the Physics Department.
The Biophysics program is supported by the Institute for Physical Science and Technology.
News and Special Events
Program Growing, Six entered in Fall 2013!
Fall, 2013. We are delighted to introduce our 2013 entering class: Zachary Bowen from UNC-Chapel Hill, James Kominanos from Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Simona Patange from Portland State Univ., Ivan Rey Suarez from University of the Andes, Siddharth Sharma most recently from the Indian Institure of Science-Bangalore, and Hao Wu from Shanghai Jiaotong University
The Biophysics program would also like to welcome our 3 new faculty members: Dr. Silvina R. Matysiak, Dr. Patrick Kanold, and Dr. Theodore Dayie.
Biophysics at the University Open House - Biomolecular Dome
The Biophysics program hosted its inaugural exhibit at the 2013 Maryland Day, an annual open house hosted by the University of Maryland. The 2013 Maryland Day marked the 15th annual event, with a record attendance of 105,000 visitors. A top attraction of our exhibit was the Biomolecular Discovery Dome, a 9 foot tall inflatable dome display that was developed for outreach activites by the Houston Science museum. The dome is able to show movies in a surround display setting on a range of biophysics topics. Read more...
The Cancer Technology Partnership between UMD and NCI
The Cancer Technology Partnership between UMD and NCI was established to bring together the expertise in physics, mathematics and engineering at UMD with basic, clinical and translational research efforts of the NCI to solve important problems in cancer research. Several workshops have been held over the last few years where researchers from both campuses have presented their work in order to facilitate interactions and foster collaboration between researchers at the NCI and UMD. Read more...
All Seminars start at 4:00 pm. Refreshments served at 3:45 pm.