Simon Fraser University

Biophysics and Soft Condensed Matter

The Simon Fraser University Physics Department has a strong, broad program in biological and soft condensed matter physics. Our program is one of the oldest and perhaps best-developed in Canada, with a mix of well-established researchers along with newer groups that have just started up. We have weekly seminars ranging from local speakers at SFU in various departments to international experts to journal club talks. All of this helps create an unusually interactive group of researchers. Areas of particular expertise include studies of lipid and related systems, molecular motors, single-molecule biophysics, systems biology, and development of new biophysics techniques. Below is a brief overview of the efforts of individual faculty members. More information about the groups here, including individual web pages, may be found at www.sfu.ca/biophysics .