Biophysics, literally the physics of life, enables scientists working at the intersection of physics, biology and chemistry to collaborate with clinicians, mathematicians and engineers to develop a predictive understanding of biological processes, including cancer, development, infection and the immune system.  Novel tools and techniques now permit biophysicists to see and measure what was once invisible. Physics has long played a prominent role in biology – Watson, Crick and Franklin, discoverers of the structure of DNA, considered themselves biophysicists – but that role has increased dramatically in recent years as the development of new methods has transformed our understanding of biological systems, their complexity and their molecular details.

The University of Notre Dame has a rich history of molecular biophysics research across disciplines. The recent establishment of the new Stavropoulos Center for Interdisciplinary Biophysics will strengthen these efforts across campus, attracting elite research talent at all levels of career development.

 

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Notre Dame in Chile: Exchanging ideas and creating pathways for collaboration

Notre Dame in Chile: Exchanging ideas and creating pathways for collaboration

Author: Tammi Freehling

Group from Notre Dame Colleges of Science and Engineering in Chile with Catolica colleagues.

In April 2018, a delegation from Notre Dame visited with colleagues from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Católica) in Santiago, Chile. The trip was led by Mary Galvin, William K. Warren Family Foundation Dean of the College of Science; and Peter Kilpatrick, Matthew H. McCloskey Dean of the College of Engineering, and included faculty and advisory council members. Galvin and Kilpatrick sought to engage in dialogue with peers, exchange ideas, and create pathways for collaboration between scientists and researchers at both institutions.

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Notre Dame researchers collaborate in discovery of potential stroke therapy

Notre Dame researchers collaborate in discovery of potential stroke therapy

Mobashery And Chang At Computer

A study by researchers at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Missouri at Columbia shows in mice that early administration of a potent compound may increase the window of time in which some stroke patients can receive tPA, a therapeutic that dissolves blood clots.

 

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AIP Publishing Horizons Conference on Targeted Nucleic Acid Detection and Delivery


Location: Morris Inn, Smith Ballroom

A focus on precision and personalized medicine over the past decade has necessitated better methods and tools for targeted sensing and delivery of nucleic acids. Achieving this requires a multidisciplinary effort across physics, chemistry, biology, engineering and medicine. Join leading international researchers at the AIP

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AIP Publishing Horizons Conference on Targeted Nucleic Acid Detection and Delivery


Location: Morris Inn, Smith Ballroom

A focus on precision and personalized medicine over the past decade has necessitated better methods and tools for targeted sensing and delivery of nucleic acids. Achieving this requires a multidisciplinary effort across physics, chemistry, biology, engineering and medicine. Join leading international researchers at the AIP

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