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Welcome to The Center for Theoretical Biological Physics

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: Fundamentals of physical genetics; Interacting active elements and biological functionality; Integrated living systems; and Development of Core Methodology.

If you are interested in a postdoctoral position with CTBP, please apply here.



Snake-like proteins can wrangle DNA

Theoretical simulations reveal details about how coiled coils may coil again to... Read more

2019 Robert S. Hyer Graduate Student and Mentor Award

Dr. Margaret Cheung and Graduate Student Andrei Gasic, UH members of CTBP and PoLS, have been selected to receive the 2019 Robert S. Hyer Graduate Student and Mentor Award.  They will receive the award at the Texas American Physical Society (APS... Read more

Onuchic Talk in Uruguay

4th Protein Biophysics at the end of the world

This 4th PBATEOTW event (held October 1-4, 2019) was conceived as an initiative of young researchers from South America to push forward a growing community in the area of protein... Read more