Center for the Physics of Biological Function | an NSF Physics Fronteir Center

Welcome to the CUNY-Princeton Center for the Physics of Biological Function

The Center for the Physics of Biological Function (CPBF), a joint effort between The Graduate Center at CUNY and Princeton University, is one of eleven Physics Frontier Centers established by the Physics Division of the National Science Foundation Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS). We are a collection of scientists working at the interface of physics and biology with the goal of creating a physicist’s understanding of living systems: a physics of biological function that connects the myriad details of life, across all scales, to fundamental and universal physical principles. Our center focuses on new scientific opportunities and educational programs, integrating theory and experiment, research and education.

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To learn more about current research at the Center, see the work to be presented at the March Meeting of the American Physical Society

Welcome to our international students Zakarya Benayad,...

Biophysics Seminar Series

Jose Onuchic: The three-dimensional architecture of the human genome: understanding the physical mechanisms controlling gene expression

Benny Chain: TBD

Mon, Mar 25, 2019, 12:00 pm

Elizabeth Hillman: TBD

Mon, Apr 1, 2019, 12:00 pm

ITS Symposium

Exploring large populations of neurons

Fri, Mar 15, 2019, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

The problem of ecological diversity

Fri, Apr 12, 2019, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Dynamics and information in transcriptional control

Fri, May 3, 2019, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm