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Cambridge Centre for Physical Biology

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Cambridge Centre for Physical Biology


The Cambridge Centre for Physical Biology aims to support and facilitate multidisciplinary collaborations across the University of Cambridge. We will help coordinate and disseminate events and activities, support existing collaborations and promote new interactions. The Centre is currently setting up a number of schemes aiming to promote interdisciplinary connections, including pump-priming grants, summer studentships and a visiting scholar scheme.

Cambridge Physical Biology brings together researchers from across the different Schools of the University of Cambridge to help address key open questions in Biology.

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Physical Biology of the Cell Webinar Series

3 August 2020

Physical Biology of the Cell Webinar Series 3-22 August 2020, 5pm screenshot_2020-08-03_at_12.29.36.png This intensive, several week mini-course explores the way that physical and mathematical models can be used to understand biological systems. The course begins by examining how simple order of magnitude estimates can be...

Models for rheological data analysis – towards a better understanding of soft and biological materials

31 July 2020

Fractional viscoelastic models for power-law materials fig05.png The mechanical response of soft materials, and in particular cells and tissues, exhibits a broad distribution of time-scales due to the complex structure and dynamics of these systems. This rich response is often associated with a characteristic power-law...

How is the absolute timing of an event controlled during embryogenesis?

24 July 2020

Tissue Tectonics and the Multi-Scale Regulation of Developmental Timing In this review, the Steventon lab examines existing literature in developmental biology that explores how events are timed in development. “This literature encompasses mechanisms for timing at a variety of different scales, including the single cell...