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Providing resources and support for the teaching of biological physics to undergraduates, from the Institute of Physics.


The biologicalphysics site: an introduction

An overview of the resource from the Project Director.

Cell Structure 1: Basics of cellular structures and functions

Introducing the key aspects of cell structure and function.

Cell Structure 2: Cellular mechanics

The forces within cells and how these affect the stiffness of the cell.

IOP partner sites

The content on this website is written specifically for those teaching physics to undergraduate students. The Institute of Physics does have other sites for those with a general interest in physics and for teachers or students.

News, views and information for the global physics community from IOP Publishing.


IOPscience is a new online service for journal content published by IOP Publishing.

Answers physics questions for those with a general interest in the subject.

Physics Education

The international journal for those involved in the teaching and learning of physics.


Jobs website for graduates and professionals with a physics degree.

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Physical Biology

Physical Biology publishes research on the quantitative characterization and understanding of biological systems at different levels of complexity.