Welcome! Our mission is to facilitate interactions between
physicists and life scientists, and to engender
physically sophisticated research on biological systems.

We ask questions such as:

What are the forces that organize nanometer-size molecules into functioning biological assemblies?

How do living organisms emerge from constructions of inanimate molecules?

We address these questions and many others through
collaborative research, graduate and undergraduate
student training, seminars, lectures, workshops,
and a visiting researcher program.

News & Announcements


Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Life Sciences Laboratory S330

The Five College Biophysics Research Slam (!!!!) returns this December! The Slam combines short morning talks on a wide variety of biophysical topics with focused break-out sessions to discuss scientific and funding opportunities. The event is designed to connect and engender collaboration between life scientists and researchers who develop and use biophysical tools, imaging techniques, physical measurement, and modeling.

Please register here by 5 pm on Dec 6.  The event is free but registration is required.

Rough schedule:
Coffee and light fare will be available at 8:30 am
Talks start at 9 am
Breakout session(s) will follow
Lunch at noon.


Relevant Seminars

Biophysics Seminars
Date and time varies, click for more information.

Chemical Engineering seminars
Tuesdays at 11:30 am in LGRT 201.

Chemistry Seminars
Thursdays at 11:30 in LGRT, Refreshments at 11:00 am.

Life science related seminars
Combined calendar for the graduate programs in the life sciences at UMass

MCB Colloquia
Mondays at 12:10 am in LGRT 1634

MCB Seminars
Tuesdays at 4:00 pm in Morrill II Room 222, Refreshments at 3:45 pm.

Microbiology Seminars
Thursdays at 11:30 am in Morrill IV N201

Physics Seminars & Colloquia
Wednesdays at 4:00 pm, Refreshments at 3:40 pm, check link for location.

Polymer Science and Engineering (PSE) Seminars
Fridays at 3:35 pm in Conte A110-111.

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