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.
Naghmeh Rezaei successfully defends her PhD thesis, entitled "Mechanical Studies of Single Collagen Molecules Using Imaging and Force Spectroscopy"
. Congratulations, Naghmeh!
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
Chapin wins a Biophysical Journal
award for Most Outstanding Student Poster at the Engineering of Biomolecular Motors Biophysical Society Thematic Meeting
, together with his copresenter and collaborator Damiano Verardo from Lund. Congratulations, Chapin!
For older news, see the news archive