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Center for Theoretical Biological Physics

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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:


 

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

2017 Postdoctoral Fellowships in PoLS

The Center for Theoretical Biological Physics is actively recruiting recent quantitative science (physics, mathematics, chemistry, etc) Ph.D. graduates for postdoctoral positions beginning in 2017. We are looking to fill several positions with postdoctoral candidates that are well-versed in quantitative science, but who are very interested in learning and tackling research problems in the realm of biology and medicine. Learn more....

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Aiden Lab Wins $3.3M from NIH ENCODE Project
BCM lab to map the human genome's intricate folding pattern

 

The Center for Genome Architecture at Baylor College of Medicine has been selected by the National Institutes fo Health as one of eight new mapping centers for its Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) Project. 

Baylor's $3.3 million ENCODE effort will be led by Center for Genome Architecture Director Erez Lieberman AIden, assistant professor of genetics at Baylor and a senior scientist at Rice's Center for Theoretical Biological Physics. Read more...

 

Wolynes Elected to Indian National Science Academy 
Rice Theoretical Chemist Receives Rare International Honor

Rice University chemist Peter Wolynes has been elected a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, an honor bestowed on fewer than 100 scholars worldwide. 

Wolynes is the Bullard-Welch Foundation Professor of Science, a professor of chemistry and a senior scientists with Rice's Center for Theoretical Biological Physics at the BioScience Research Collaborative. His research focuses on many-body phenomena in biology, chemistry and physics, and he is one of the foremost experts on protein folding; he built a theoretical framework that describes the statistical energy landscapes that govern how proteins fold.   Read more...

 

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