The underlying theme of the Physics of Life Sciences (PoLS) group is the use of light and algorithms to understand fundamental processes in nature. The group unites researchers interested in the building blocks of life, across spatial scales from molecules and proteins in cells to complex organisms and populations spanning ocean basins. Our research entails the use of state-of-the-art optical physics techniques including super-resolution microscopy and optical mesoscopy, fluorescence studies of biomolecules and nanoparticles, developing nanoprobes for in-vitro diagnosis, oceanographic remote sensing as well as theoretical and computational methods of soft matter and biophysics.

The ethos of PoLS research is one of embracing multi-disciplinary research, and each of our group members has national and international research collaborations. All have relevance to the Physics & Life Sciences, Photonics and Condensed Matter and Materials Physics themes within SUPA.

For more information about our group, our research, and opportunities to come and work with us, please follow the various links above.