Welcome to Center for Theoretical Biological Physics

The Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP) is one of the ten Physics Frontiers Centers established by the Physics Division (PHYS) of the National Science Foundation. CTBP is also sponsored by the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB). Additional support comes from the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) and the Division of Materials Research (DMR).

CTBP represents a collaboration between researchers at Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Houston, and Northeastern University, with administrative offices 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.

Recently, the Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., HPC Fund provided HPC systems and engineering support to help the CTBP accelerate their research on COVID-19. More information is provided in their video "HPC-Enabled Molecular Simulations to Combat the Pandemic."

We congratulate our summer Frontiers In Science/ORBITS students on a successful program. For information about their final poster presentation, please go to the Education & Outreach page.

We wish to recognize Dr. José Onuchic, for his selection to receive the Biophysical Society's 2023 Founders Award. You can read more about the award at the Biophysical Society website.