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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.



Rice Women in Physics - Margaret Cheung

Dr. Margaret Cheung, an Adjunct Professor in Bioengineering at Rice University, and the Moores Professor of Physics at the Department of Physics at the University of Houston, was the inaugural speaker for the Rice Women in Physics Distinguished Lecture Series. The event, held on February 6, 2020... Read more

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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