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.



Notre Dame Hosts 25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education

Notre Dame Hosts 25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education

Author: Rebecca Hicks

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Beginning July 29, 2018, Notre Dame will host the 25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE). BCCE is a national meeting designed for college chemistry faculty, graduate students, secondary school chemistry teachers, and middle and elementary school science teachers to share ideas and best practices for chemical education.

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CBE Graduate Student Symposium


Location: Dahnke Ballroom at the Duncan Student Center

The goal of the CBEGSO Symposium is to provide CBE graduate students a forum to present their research, promoting intra-departmental collaborations, and networking with professionals from both industry and academia. Over the course of the day, students will showcase research from a wide range of disciplines, including energy and sustainablity, nano- and micro-fluidics, simulation and theory, materials science, nanotechnology, and bioengineering. The symposium will also feature an hour-long professional development panel discussion with department faculty, and alumni from the graduate program. The day will conclude with a closing reception, with awards given out to the best student presentations, as determined by faculty and industrial representatives serving as judges.…

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