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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.



CTBP Summer Undergradute Intern Poster Session

The two CTBP Summer Intern programs, Opportunities for Research in Biophysics, Informatics, and Theoretical Science (ORBITS) and Frontiers in Science (FIS), held their end of program poster session on Monday, July 29.  The seven FIS students and nine ORBITS students presented to faculty,... Read more

Genome Architecture & Dynamics 2019

Genome Architecture and Dynamics 2019

The international workshop and summer school on genome architecture and dynamics, funded by the National Science Foundation and co-sponsored by Rice University, took place in Varna, Bulgaria July 12-19, 2019. The four organizers were José Onuchic (Rice University), Herbert Levine (Northeastern... Read more

Dudchenko named to MIT Technology Review’s TR35

Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine today announced that genomics... Read more