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 students 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. En franšais, c'est ici.

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. If you are an undergraduate student looking for a thesis or ISS project in Physics, Chemistry or Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, we are especially interested in hearing from you.


May 2017

Vickie Loosemore successfully defends her MSc thesis, entitled "Optical tweezers-based microrheological measurements using a high-speed camera". Congratulations, Vickie!

February 2017

Naghmeh Rezaei is awarded a Travel Award from the Biophysical Society of Canada to present her work at the Biophysical Society Meeting in New Orleans. Congratulations, Naghmeh!

December 2016

Our paper describing how short regions of collagen chains significantly enhance protein-protein interactions, a study using optical-tweezers-based microrheology and polymer theory, is published in Biophysical Journal. Read more about it here.

For older news, see the news archive.