US Air Force Office of Scientific Research and opportunities in biophysics

Dr. Sofi Bin Salamon, the Biophysics Program Manager for the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) will be visiting The University of Queensland on Wednesday and Thursday 19–20 April. He will give a presentation about opportunities for AFOSR funding in the area of biophysics. There will be time afterwards to introduce yourself to him, ask questions or discuss your research.

Wednesday 19 April 2017


Level 1 Seminar Room,
AIBN Building #75,
The University of Queensland


Dr. Sofi Bin Salamon is the Biophysics Program Manager for the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), which supports research both within the US and internationally.


This talk will provide an introduction to the AFOSR and funding opportunities in biophysics. The AFOSR Biophysics Program encompasses fundamental experimental and theoretical biophysics research that is primarily focused on studies of bio-molecular and atomic imaging below the diffraction limit, bioelectricity, electromagnetic stimulation, and quantum biology. It concerns then, the study of physical biology with the aim of answering fundamental and basic physics questions through the application of the principles and methods of physical sciences to achieve novel and innovative solutions in biology and physics. The relatively recent emergence of biophysics as a scientific discipline may be attributed to the spectacular success of biophysical tools born out of physics that have allowed us to unravel the complex atomic/molecular structures found in DNA and RNA.

More recently areas of interest in biophysics include, but are not limited to bio-molecular imaging while preserving structure and functionality, optogenetics, electromagnetic bioeffects and quantum biology. These research areas are selected for their potential to support technological advances in application areas of interest to the United States Air Force including biologically inspired new innovative and novel materials, autonomy, human performance, Directed Energy, and enhanced computational development for future Air Force needs.