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Why Study Biophysics?
Biophysics is that branch of science that applies the principles of physics and chemistry and the methods of mathematics and computers to understand how living things work.
The questions with which biophysics is concerned are as diverse as the organisms of biology, but at its centre, biophysics is a molecular science.
The discoveries of biophysicists have a broad impact on biotechnology and medicine. Biophysics gives us the tools to understand the molecular basis of diseases.
If you are curious about biological processes and enjoy puzzle solving, designing experiments or working with numbers and computers, there are many exciting career opportunities for you in biophysics.
A wide range of careers are open to biophysicists because of the breadth of their training. Many biophysicists go on to be research scientists in:
Biophysics is a great foundation for advanced certification programs in:
Visit the career information page at the Biophysical Society for much more information.