The underlying theme of the Biomolecular and Chemical Physics (BCP) group is the use of light to interrogate and understand the fundamental processes in nature. The group unites researchers interested in the building blocks of life, be they molecules, proteins nanoparticles or microorganisms, which have relevance from the molecular basis of health  to life in the sea. This research entails the use of state-of-the-art optical physics techniques such as super-resolution microscopy, femtosecond laser spectroscopy , fluorescence studies of biomolecules, oceanographic remote sensing and the theory of molecular interactions.

The ethos of BCP research is one of embracing multidisciplinarity and we divide our research into the themes of Photophysics (David Birch, Yu Chen, Sebastian van de Linde and Olaf Rolinski), Ultrafast Chemical Physics (Neil Hunt),  Molecular Theory and Simulations (Maxim Fedorov), Marine Optics and Remote Sensing Lab (Dave McKee), and Nanobiophotonics,  a new theme being set up by Brian Patton. All have relevance to the Physics & Life Sciences, Photonics and Condensed Matter and Materials Physics themes within SUPA.

Currently, the BCP group has about seven postdocs and fifteen PhD students. Members of the group currently hold £8.5M in grants as primary investigator and we occupy several suites of newly-refurbished laboratory space within the John Anderson Building.

For more information about our group, our research, and opportunities to come and work with us, please follows the various links above.

BCP: Illuminating New Frontiers…

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