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Unlocking the physics of life

UKRI’s Physics of Life programme brings physicists and life scientists together to transform our understanding of living systems and medical science challenges.



Unlocking the physics of life

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The first phase of this programme has seen researchers using new approaches from physics to address key life-science problems including:

  • how bacteria resist antibiotics
  • how air pollution affects the cells in our lungs
  • how plants know when it’s safe to flower
  • how moths change sound waves to camouflage themselves from predators.

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