About the Center for the Physics of Living Cells

A living cell The Physics Frontiers Center in Illinois is funded by the National Science Foundation and aspires to make transformational advances at a genuine scientific frontier: the physics of living cells. The biological physics group at Illinois has grown significantly in the last few years, with the inclusion of junior faculty in strategically important areas, the expansion of recognized strengths in biological computation and fluorescence spectroscopy, the crossover of physics faculty from condensed matter, and importantly, the strong interest shown in the biological physics area by our graduate students. Our effort is now at the scale where we can realistically aspire to pioneer the creation of synergies between different approaches, which we believe is the only way to tackle convincingly the major challenges of the field.