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The laboratories of the Biophysics Graduate Degree Program are located modern and cutting-edge buildings that promote interaction between research groups and are an excellent environment to pursue Ph.D research.

Our students have at their disposal state-of-the-art instrumentation that empowers their research. Individual groups in Biophysics are well equipped with instrumentation necessary to achieve their goals. In addition, shared research facilities offer direct access to advanced instrumentation, providing first-hand training opportunities, and enabling students to become experts in advanced techniques.

Examples of important research facilities in our buildings and on campus are listed below.

Structural biology

UW-Madison is a center of excellence for structural biology, with a national NMR facility, a state-of-the-art cryo-EM facility supporting single particle, tomography, and micro-ED, as well as instrumentation for X-ray crystallography.

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Microscopy and imaging

Support for advanced microscopy, including super-resolution imaging, can be found in many of our buildings major facilities on campus.

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Biophysics and Biotechnology

From fluorimetry, SPR and mass-spec to nucleic acid synthesis, next-gen sequencing, flow-cytometry, and sorting, our facilities cover all instrumental needs.

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High-throughput computing

Groups performing high-throughput computing have their bases covered. In particular, the CHTC on campus provides free access to its large distributed Linux campus grid.

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Drug discovery

Researchers in Biophysics who identify a new potential drug target can readily collaborate with the Small Molecule Screening Facility (SMSF) to develop high-throughput screening for the identification of small molecule inhibitors.

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