"There is still so much to be learned that could potentially help us understand and treat heart disease more efficiently, that it keeps everyone deeply motivated."
Our biological physics research is focussed on molecular biophysics and physiology. Biological molecules (DNA, proteins, surfactants etc.) are studied at the single molecule level with newly developed optical and magnetic techniques.
More traditional X-ray and neutron methods allow the study of individual molecular bonds and their structuring.
Electrical waves are modelled from the level of single ion channels in cells all the way up to the sophisticated orchestration of muscle contractions in the heart, and their subsequent relationship to cardiac disease. Similar ideas are being used to explore issues of cognition and brain activity.
For a list of the current projects offered for PhD postgraduate study, please take a look at the Project Booklet 2017/18