Our research in bionanophysics addresses questions that arise when biology meets nanophysics. In the microscopic structures created in nanofluidics, biological molecules and particles can move in unexpected or useful ways.
One main direction of our research is imaging of DNA in nanochannels, a method that can rapidly provide large-scale information on the sequence and length of DNA molecules from both bacteria and humans. Other projects focus on how confinement and molecular crowding affect polymers and marker particles. Collaborations with experimental groups are complemented by methods from statistical physics, computational physics, image analysis and statistics.
The group is part of COSHE, the Computational Science for Health and Environment theme at CEC.