The Forde lab is a biophysics research group affiliated with the departments of Physics, Chemistry and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.
Biophysics involves integrating skills and knowledge from a variety of fields to further our quantitative understanding of the marvels of life. In our group, we encourage graduate students and researchers to learn techniques from a variety of fields, specializing in their own particular interests. Mastering this combination of skills from a range of scientific fields means that researchers in our group become true multidisciplinary scientists, able to communicate and work in a wide range of scientific disciplines.
To learn more about our lab and the work we do, please refer to the links at the top of the page. You can also check out Nancy describing some of our collagen goals in this video
produced by the Canada Foundation for Innovation
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If you are interested in research experience in our group, please write to Nancy
including a CV and statement of why you're interested in our research, including how your past research or coursework relates to our ongoing research. Please note
that at present we are able only to take on new graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who have access to scholarship support. (You don't have to have a fellowship already but should be eligible to obtain funding.)
Mike Kirkness was awarded first prize for his talk at the Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry's annual colloquium. Congratulations, Mike!
Angelina Marinkovic was awarded a highly competitive undergraduate CIHR fellowship in Mobility, Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, which will allow her to continue her work in the group full-time in spring 2015. Congratulations, Angelina!
We are awarded an NSERC Engage grant to assist a BC company, Salon Label, with hair characterization and manipulation.
Marjan Shayegan successfully defends her PhD thesis, entitled "Determining local viscoelastic properties of collagen systems using optical tweezers". Congratulations, Marjan!
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