Biomolecular Materials Science and Biophysics Group
Prof. Gerard Wong, Principal Investigator
We are interested in the materials science and condensed matter physics
of biology, self-organization in biological, biomedical, and biomimetic systems.
Our interests extend from fundamental science to technological applications. The
group is inherently interdisciplinary; our collaborations include physicists,
chemists, biologists, medical doctors, as well as materials scientists.
The group uses a wide range of experimental techniques including, quantitative,
ultra-high resolution synchrotron x-ray scattering and a wide range of microscopies,
including x-ray and electron microscopy, laser-scanning confocal microscopy, and
fluorescence and video-enhanced optical microscopy.
General areas of research:
- Self-assembly in biology and biomedicine
- Single molecule crystallography
- New technologies for water purification
- Nanoscience and engineering
- Soft condensed matter physics (membranes, proteins, nucleic acids, liquid crystals,
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