Soft matter and biological physics are closely related branches of physics because many parts of biological cells and tissues consist of soft matter systems. Using theoretical modelings and computer simulations our lab focuses primarily on understanding of the underlying physical mechanisms of biological systems from molecular to cellular scales and investigating free energy landscapes and conformational changes of polymer complexes. We are also interested in modeling and simulations of light harvesting systems (e.g., photosynthetic organisms) and identifying mechanisms of energy transfer. Current research topics include membrane proteins structure & function, functional & mechanical properties of biological soft matter, cell-penetrating peptides(CPPs) & drug delivery, etc.
Our group is seeking talented and motivated students (intern, Master, PhD). Please contact us if you are interested.