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

Based in Keyserlab at the University of Cambridge, 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 confined 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.