The Thorneywork Lab at University of Cambridge: Soft Matter and Biological Physics

We use soft matter physics to solve fundamental problems drawn from a diverse range of fields, from condensed matter physics to biology.  To achieve this we build novel experimental model systems that allow us to probe complex phenomena at the micro and nanoscale, exploiting a range of techniques, including microfluidics, optical tweezing, colloidal suspensions and DNA nanotechnology .  Our current focus is to understand the role of molecular fluctuations in transport processes, such as those occurring in  biological membrane channels, with broader relevance to filtration and sensing technologies. 

To learn more please see our recent publications or contact Alice.