Biophysicists

Biophysicists observe and study chemical and physical properties of living organisms. Armed with latest scientific instruments like telescopes, mass spectrometers and lasers, they attempt to explain the mechanism of biological processes. For this purpose, they apply their knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. Their scientific study works to provide a clear idea about the functions of brain, heart and muscles in living creatures, the process of light absorption by plants and so on. Their job includes observing the effects of drugs and hormones on tissues, to study the evolutionary process of plants and animals to comprehend the nature of genetics and to conduct tests to identify diseases like genetic disorders. Biophysicists have crucial role in developing drugs for the treatment of diseases like cancer. Stem cell is an important area of their scientific study. The credit of developing alternative fuels goes to biophysicists. They also deal with various environmental problems like pollution. With their specialized knowledge, biophysicists work to detect the molecular basis of several life threatening diseases. Moreover, they work on advanced molecular biology techniques like DNA sequencing, mutagenesis and cloning. What follows is a collection of the biographies, timelines, trivia and other information about the professional and personal lives of some of the world’s most famous biophysicists.

 1 Jagadish Chandra Bose

Jagadish Chandra Bose
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: November 30, 1858
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian
Died: November 23, 1937

 2 James Watson

James Watson
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Famous As: Molecular Biologist
Birthdate: April 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 3 Francis Crick

Francis Crick
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Famous As: Co-discoverer of the Structure of the DNA Molecule, Nobel Prize Winner
Birthdate: June 8, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: July 28, 2004

 4 Maurice Wilkins

Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins
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Famous As: Biophysicist
Birthdate: December 15, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: October 5, 2004
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 5 Andrew Huxley

Andrew Fielding Huxley
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Famous As: Physiologist & Biophysicist
Birthdate: November 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: May 30, 2012

 6 Max Delbrück

Max Delbrück
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Famous As: Biophysicist
Birthdate: September 4, 1906
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German
Died: March 9, 1981
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 7 Walter Gilbert

Walter Gilbert
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Famous As: Biochemist, Physicist, Molecular Biologist
Birthdate: March 21, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
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 8 Joachim Frank

Joachim Frank
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Famous As: Biophysicist
Birthdate: September 12, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German, American
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 9 Peter Mansfield

Peter Mansfield
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: October 9, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: February 8, 2017

 10 Martin Karplus

Martin Karplus
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: March 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Austrian, American
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 11 Archibald Hill

Archibald Hill
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: September 26, 1886
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: June 3, 1977

 12 Jacques Dubochet

Jacques Dubochet
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Famous As: Biophysicist
Birthdate: June 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Swiss
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 13 Arieh Warshel

Arieh Warshel
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Famous As: Biochemist
Birthdate: November 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Israeli, American

 14 Mária Telkes

Mária Telkes
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Famous As: Biophysicist
Birthdate: December 12, 1900
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Hungarian
Died: December 2, 1995
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 15 Georg von Békésy

Georg von Békésy
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Famous As: Hungarian researcher
Birthdate: June 3, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Hungarian, American
Died: June 13, 1972

 16 Sir Bernard Katz

Sir Bernard Katz
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Famous As: Biophysicist
Birthdate: March 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: April 20, 2003

 17 Alan Lloyd Hodgkin

Alan Lloyd Hodgkin
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Famous As: Biophysicist & Physiologist
Birthdate: February 5, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: December 20, 1998

 18 Bruce Alberts

Bruce Alberts
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Famous As: Biochemist
Birthdate: April 14, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
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 19 Erwin Neher

Erwin Neher
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Famous As: Biophysicist
Birthdate: March 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: German

 20 W.E. Moerner

W.E. Moerner
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Famous As: Physical Chemist
Birthdate: June 24, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 21 Alexander Rich

Alexander Rich
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: November 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: April 27, 2015

 22 Donald Griffin

Donald Griffin
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Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: August 3, 1915
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: November 7, 2003
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 23 Franco Malerba

Franco Malerba
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Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: October 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Italian

 24 Bei Shizhang

Bei Shizhang
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 10, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Chinese
Died: October 29, 2009
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 25 Richard Henderson

Richard Henderson
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Famous As: Molecular biologist
Birthdate: July 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Scottish

 26 Jerome Wolken

Jerome Wolken
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Famous As: Biophysicist
Birthdate: March 28, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: May 10, 1999

 27 Petr Petrovič Lazarev

Petr Petrovič Lazarev
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Famous As: Biophysicist
Birthdate: April 13, 1878
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Russian
Died: April 23, 1942

 28 Toyoichi Tanaka

Toyoichi Tanaka
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: January 4, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Japanese, American
Died: May 20, 2000
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