The Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP) is one of nine Physics Frontiers Centers established by the Mathemathics and Physical Sciences Directorate of the National Science Foundation. CTBP represents a collaboration between researchers at Rice University, the University of California San Diego and The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and is housed on the campus of Rice University, Houston, Texas.
CTBP encompasses a broad array of research and training activities at the forefront of the biology-physics interface. Research within CTBP focuses on the following broadly defined areas:
Our mission is to conduct and foster research aimed at providing a quantitative framework for unraveling the workings of complex biological processes.