Biophysics is the study of biological systems and processes through physics-based methods or using ideas based on physical principals (Zhou 2011). Perhaps, it is surprising to the reader that a joint meeting of the Asian Biophysics Association/Australian Society for Biophysics would contain a session dedicated to ‘omics technologies, given that the latter is commonly believed to provide researchers with a top-level view of their biological system, while biophysics approaches tend to focus on very specific molecular details. However, as we learned in the Omics session on the morning of Monday 3rd of December 2018, Omics research is highly complementary to modern biophysics, with researchers from both fields working together on projects to uncover the mechanisms driving complex biological systems.
The first session was opened by Associate Investigator Dr. Meng-Qiu Dong from the National Institute of Biological Sciences in Beijing. Chemical crosslinking and mass-spectrometry (CXMS) has...
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