Molecular and Nanoscale Physics

Postgraduate researcher using an AFM in Physics

Our work is highly multidisciplinary focussing on Biophysics and Nanomedicine. We have strong national and international collaborations and have close local links, through joint appointments and collaborations, with the Faculty of  Medicine and Health  as well as with the Faculty of Biological Sciences. We are part of the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology and the Bragg Centre.

We have world leading experimental capability from low temperature AFM through to high speed imaging.  These are applied to molecular systems.  

Research areas

Our research covers:

  • Interactions at lipid membrane interfaces
  • Protein folding and assembly
  • Nanomaterials for diagnostics and therapy
  • Microfluidics for single cell studies and organoid

Research facilities

We have world leading experimental capability from low temperature AFM through to high speed imaging and are developing new approaches for studying low dimensional systems (high speed AFM) and living systems (high speed fluorescence).

Further information

View all members of our research group and publications.

Visit our molecular and nanoscale physics group website.

PhD projects

We have opportunities for prospective postgraduate researchers. Find out more.

Contact us

If you are interested in collaborating with us or joining our research team, please get in touch with a relevent member of staff.