The laws of physics are inextricably linked to the existence of life. Molecular interactions and ordering processes determine self-assembly (steered by thermodynamics) and determine transport properties in living tissue. The cursory part of this course is focused on the understanding of the biological physics in terms of the thermodynamics, molecular interactions and transport properties. During the quartile, five research projects in the field of biophysics will be presented that are currently carried out at the TU/e by researchers from the departments of W, ST, N and BMT. Subsequently the students are challenged to define a research question themselves and write an essay describing a research project.