Almost invariably biophysical systems are out-of-equilibrium, therefore the techniques of modern statistical physics are required for their description. Some examples are the dynamics of molecular motors moving along microtubules; the dynamics of genetic switches (see also project of Dr R. J. Allen); and the dynamics of evolving populations. The project involves creating statistical mechanics models for particular systems and developing methods of studying the models both numerically and by analytical solution.
- Professor Martin Evans (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
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