Back to Alexey Onufriev's home pageMolecular Biophysics is a subfield of physics: we use laws of physics and its general approach to understand how things work. In this respect, molecular biophysics is much like 99.9% of present day physics. Condensed matter physics is probably one of the closest cousins of molecular biophysics, except that instead of nice and regular solids in vacuum molecular biophysics deals with more complex and irregular systems such as proteins or DNA in water. Somewhat paradoxically, that means that the methods we use are conceptually simpler. Just like in condensed matter physics, a lot of experimental data is available, which makes work of a theorist a lot of fun: in most cases you can actually check if you theory is right.