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Biophysisc Group

Biophysics is an interdisciplinary group. We study the structure and function of biological systems from a biological and physical perspective. The Biophysics Group was consolidated in 2005 with the foundation of its laboratory at Universidad de los Andes. Initially, research was focused in the study of biophysical properties of cell membranes and, with time, it expanded to include other research areas like molecular and cellular biomechanics and systems and synthetic biology. Currently, it has three full-time professors with broad research experience and a strong publication record in high-impact scientific journals.

Systems Biology


We are currently interested in:

Stochastic modeling of genetic expression of growing cells
Study of the persistence generation mechanisms in bacteria
Measurement of size and gene expression of evolved E. coli cells along the growth curve using MACS
Phenotypic variability as survival strategy
Control in synthetic genetic circuits
Evolution of cooperation
SysBio Meeting

Cell Mechanics and Adhesion, Microscopy


We are currently interested in:

Cell mechanics and adhesion, biofilms
The Mechanics of immunity
Education and teaching

Membrane Biophysics


We are currently interested in:

Therapeutic Advances in Antimicrobial Peptides with Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Study of survival strategies of S. aureus biofilms exposed to membrane-active antimicrobial peptides
Molecular dynamics of membranes to study their mechanical properties
Membrane fluctuation analysis in giant unilamelar vesicles
Liposome catchment processes by tumor origin cell lines


Here you can find information about the group's participation in the iGem contest:

iGEM 2015, twitter
iGEM 2013
Uniandes news about iGEM 2012
Local news about iGEM 2011

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Prospective Students
Prospective Researchers


Official website
In maintenance (Since April 2015)
Department of Physics (En)
Departamento de Física (Es)
University of the Andes (En)
Universidad de los Andes (Es)
Official Twitter account

Photo credits: Nathaly Marín-Medina. July 2015. View from Q building at Uniandes. Bogota.

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