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DPL is the Division of European Physical Society which intends boosting the influence and role of physics in the study of all kinds of biological problems at any possible level (research, education, dissemination and policies).

Our goal for new coming years shall be moving from the standard way biology and physics are seen to cooperate, that is, answering biological questions using physics as a tool box (including concepts, theories, techniques and methods) to a new paradigm of solving outstanding physical questions using biological systems as suitable models, tools and inspiration. The leitmotiv for the proposed activities of DPL shall be

 How biology can really contribute to physics?


Still biological physics is too broad, so DPL would be engaged in the non-limitative topics of

  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Cell Biophysics
  • Mesoscale Biophysics
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Computational and Biophysics Modeling
  • Theoretical Biophysics


The ultimate goal of DPL would be to create a dynamic community of Physics interested in Life Science through a common space for sharing knowledge and resources. Therefore, activities for

  • Increasing collaborations among DPL members and with other academic fields and industry sectors 
  • Generating opportunities for young researchers
  • Disseminate the knowledge to scientist and to the society for public understanding of the role of Physics in Life Sciences

I believe that biology is a source of inspiration for physics (old and new) and the next DPL Conference, to be held in Barcelona 2016, will advocate and promote this biology-to-physics exciting approach. I sincerely hope you will join us. 

Prof. Fèlix Ritort, Chairman of DPL

Board Member
Marek Cieplak
Board Member
Melike Lakadamyali
Board Member
Fred MacKintosh
Board Member
Matteo Marsili
Board Member
Ralf Seidel
Board Member
Cecile Sykes
Felix Ritort

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