Biophysics

research-area

Biophysics aims to probe the fundamental properties of molecules through the application of structural, spectroscopic and optical techniques. Our research covers a wide range of approaches, including EPR spectroscopy and biophotonics and studies phenomena from the molecular to the organismal.

 Marcus Bischoff

Developmental genetics and imaging of morphogenesis

:: Dr Marcus Bischoff

Lecturer

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 Bela Bode

Paramagnetic resonance for structural biology

:: Dr Bela Bode

Academic

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 Catherine Botting

Mass spectrometry and proteomics

:: Dr Catherine Botting

Lecturer

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 Kishan Dholakia

Optical manipulation in biomedicine

:: Prof Kishan Dholakia

Professor

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 Stephen Gillespie

Clinical and molecular biological study of respiratory infection

:: Prof Stephen Gillespie

Sir James Black Chair of Medicine

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 Tracey Gloster

Structure and function of carbohydrate processing enzymes

:: Dr Tracey Gloster

Wellcome Trust Research Fellow

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 Frank Gunn-Moore

Molecular development and survival of mammalian neurons

:: Prof Frank Gunn-Moore

Professor of Molecular Neurobiology
Director of Research

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 John Ingledew

Biochemical and biophysical studies of nitric oxide synthase

:: Dr John Ingledew

Honorary Reader

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 Janet Lovett

Measuring nanometre distances for structural biology using EPR spectroscopy.

:: Dr Janet Lovett

Royal Society University Research Fellow

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 John Mitchell

Bioinformatics and computational chemistry

:: Dr John Mitchell

SULSA Reader

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 Jim Naismith

Structural biology of enzymes and membrane proteins

:: Prof Jim Naismith

Professor of Chemical Biology and Director of Biomedical Sciences Research Complex

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 Carlos Penedo-Esteiro

Single-molecule dynamics of biomolecular interactions

:: Dr Carlos Penedo-Esteiro

Lecturer

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 Samantha Pitt

Intracellular calcium dynamics and the molecular function of intracellular ion-channels

:: Dr Samantha Pitt

Royal Society of Edinburgh Biomedical Fellow

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 Christos Pliotas

Structure and function of integral membrane proteins

:: Dr Christos Pliotas

Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Fellow

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 Uli Schwarz-Linek

Structure and function of bacterial virulence proteins

:: Dr Uli Schwarz-Linek

Lecturer in Biomolecular Sciences

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 Garry Taylor

Structural biology of infection and immunity

:: Prof Garry Taylor

Professor of Molecular Biophysics

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 Malcolm White

DNA repair and the CRISPR system

:: Prof Malcolm White

Professor

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Overview

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Scientists associated with the thirty-two research groups that are affiliated with the Biomedical Sciences Research Complex perform highly innovative, multi-disciplinary research in eleven broad areas of biomedical research, employing state-of-the-art techniques to address key questions at the leading edge of the biomedical and biological sciences. The BSRC is grateful for funding from all funding agencies including the Institutional Strategic Support Fund from the Wellcome Trust.

Follow the links on the left to view individual research groups associated with one or more of the eleven BSRC research areas.

Research areas

Scientists associated with the thirty-two research groups that are affiliated with the Biomedical Sciences Research Complex perform highly innovative, multi-disciplinary research in eleven broad areas of biomedical research, employing state-of-the-art techniques to address key questions at the leading edge of the biomedical and biological sciences.

Follow the links on the left to view individual research groups associated with one or more of the eleven BSRC research areas.

Research by academic schools

Research in the BSRC is conducted by thirty-two independent research groups based in the Schools of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, and Medicine. Follow the links on the left to view groups associated with each school.