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Biophysics and soft matter

With the methods of physics, biophysicists at SDU literally cut to the most fundamental elements of cells when studying, for example, the physical properties of cell membranes such as curvature, stiffness and melting point. By constructing simple models for otherwise highly complicated biological systems, biophysicists can work towards a better understanding of many biological phenomena. They do this both with theoretical mathematical models and in the laboratory. Here, for example, one can examine how the properties of the fat molecules on which cell membranes are constructed depend on whether the fatty acids are saturated or unsaturated, or on their charge. Research in biophysics not only provides insight, but it is also promising for future treatment of diseases and the development of new materials.

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Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy University of Southern Denmark

  • Campusvej 55
  • Odense M - DK-5230
  • Phone: +45 6550 3520

Last Updated 10.08.2023