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  • Biophysics is an interdisciplinary science using methods of, and theories from, physics to study biological systems. Biophysics spans all levels of biological organization, from the molecular scale to whole organisms and ecosystems. Biophysical research shares significant overlap with biochemistry, nanotechnology, bioengineering, agrophysics, and systems biology.

    Thumbnail: A human mesenchymal stem cell expressing microtubule associated protein fusion to Green fluorescent protein (green) and histone 2b fusion to tagRFP (red) via BacMam gene delivery technology. Image used with permission (CC SA-BY 3.0; Ghanson).