Northwest Biophysics Consortium


Borries Demeler photo
Borries Demeler, Ph.D.

The Northwest Biophysics Consortium (NBC) represents a group of investigators from the Northwest region of the US and Canada with an interest in biophysical research. The NBC's goal is to leverage unique resources and expertise to accelerate research for a diverse spectrum of topics in biochemical, biomedical, structural biology and material science investigations. Investigators associated with the NBC possess expertise in a range of solution biophysics and computational biophysics domains, including:

  • Analytical Ultracentrifugation
  • Fluorescence Spectroscopy
  • Small angle X-ray and Neutron Scattering
  • Microscale Thermophoresis
  • Light Scattering
  • Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics
  • Hydrodynamic Modeling
  • Molecular Dynamics
  • Quantum Molecular Mechanics
  • High-Performance/Parallel Computing

In addition to its research mission, the faculty in the NBC is dedicated to the training of future scientists at the postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate level. The NBC offers a team-taught graduate level course in solution biophysics focusing on solution methods for the study of biopolymers, their interactions, and macromolecular assemblies.

On behalf of the faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students in the NBC I invite you to get in touch with us -- we will be happy to collaborate with you. Our contact information can be found in the Contacts sections on this webpage.


Borries Demeler, Ph.D.
Canada 150 Research Chair in Biophysics
Director, NBC