Specialisation Physical Biology

Many molecules form higher-structure complexes in biological systems. The specialisation Physical Biology provides students with detailed knowledge on the biogenesis, properties and function of these supramolecular structures in plants, animals and microorganisms, and an understanding of the physical basis of cellular organization and dynamics in relation to function. Furthermore, it includes methods for studying the structure and dynamics of molecules and molecular assemblies, cells and organisms, using advanced (bio)physical techniques like (micro)spectroscopy and magnetic resonance. Thus, students are prepared to contribute to areas such as structure and function of biological membranes, cell-cell communication, transformation of light into chemical energy, and
protein interactions.

What's it about?

Graduates from this specialisation are qualified to carry out experimental research in physical biology and biophysics at universities and institutes. They are also eligible for R&D positions in industries involved in food and pharmaceutics, as well as the development of analytical tools for biophysical research.

Detailed information on the courses you can take in this specialisation is available in the study handbook of Wageningen University.

Thesis Research Groups

Groups that offer thesis projects in this specialisation are: