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Biophysics is one of the research areas in Physics in the University of Tasmania

Research in plant biophysics was begun after the second world war under the inspiration of the versatile Professor A L McAulay. The biophysics group continued under the leadership of Dr B I H Scott and then Dr I A Newman, who is now the sole member of the research group. Its graduates include several of Australia's leading plant biophysicists. It has  publications.  It has recent  research projects, but the main activity now is the further development of the MIFETM system.

The innovative MIFETM system for measuring ion fluxes into living tissue has been developed by the group, and has its own MIFE Web site . A definitive review of ion flux measurements and the applications of the MIFE TM system has been published in Plant, Cell & Environment in January 2001.

The Australian Society for Biophysics represents biophysicists in Australia. Their Web site has a variety of information about biophysics - what it is, its applications, research and employment.

For further information about biophysics in Tasmania, please contact:

Dr I A Newman,
School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 37 GPO, Hobart Tas. 7001, Australia
Phone: +61 3 6226-2422. Fax: +61 3 6226-2410. E-mail: