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Center for Theoretical Biological Physics

WELCOME!

The Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP) is one of ten Physics Frontiers Centers established by the Physics Division of the National Science Foundation Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS). CTBP is also sponsored by the Division of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB). Additional support  comes from the  Division of Chemistry (CHE) and the Division of Materials Research (DMR). 

CTBP represents a collaboration between researchers at Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Houston, 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:


NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
 

CTBP Undergradaute Research Day

The Frontiers in Science (FIS) program recruits and retains undergraduate students from the University of Houston and the Houston Community College. Over the course of 10 weeks during the summer, FIS students work with the postdocs and graduate students at the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP) to participate in research being conducted in CTBP.  The students present their research through poster competition at the Undergraduate Research Day during the last week of the program. Some students are also invited to extend their research over the academic year in 39-week retention program that follows.

The "Best Poster" awardees are:
Brian-Tyler St. Hilaire and Timothy Burt tied for the "Best Poster Presentation" at the Undergraduate Research Day, held July 29, 2015. 

 

Eshel Ben-Jacob Passes

We are very sad to inform you that Professor Eshel Ben-Jacob has passed away. The Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP) has lost a friend, a leader and a mentor.

It is with profound grief that we announce the un-timely passing of Eshel Ben-Jacob, our colleague and friend. Eshel has long been one of the mainstays of the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics and has forever touched the hearts and minds of all its participants. His distinguished career combined truly innovative approaches to science with true dedication to his many colleagues and students. He already is and will continue to be sorely missed.

Eshel has been part of CTBP since its creation and has been part of our lives for many years. We will all miss him greatly but his legacy and memory will stay with us forever.

-José Onuchic and Herbert Levine

 

 

 

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