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Hot topics in Biophysics

  1. Oct 14, 2008 #1
    Hello everyone,

    I'm supposed to start my PhD in Biophysics. and I just need help and suggestions about what are the hot topics and issues in Biophysics.

    I don't want to do something, and end up after 10 years alone in my desk and am the only one in the world doing it.

    So, can anyone please suggest or tell me about what are the hot issues going on in the Biophysics field?

    Thanks in advance

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  3. Oct 14, 2008 #2


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    You're supposed to start a PhD in Biophysics? If you want to pursue a PhD in a field you should at least know what is going on, I can't imagine you don't have an idea. Talk to some professors (best done while you're taking courses), browse the web for research groups in the field and look at what kind of research the relevant journals are currently publishing.
  4. Oct 14, 2008 #3


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    Biophysics is such a broad field that I could list tons of interesting questions that people are studying. Perhaps you can narrow your interests a bit. What made you choose to pursue a PhD in biophysics? What types of research would you like to do? In what stage of starting your PhD are you?
  5. Oct 15, 2008 #4

    Andy Resnick

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    I'm agreeing with Monique and Ygggdrasil- it sounds like you are choosing a field of study because the name sounds cool, not because you have any real interest in the field.
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