Briefly on research in biophysics
Research in biophysics includes specific topics:
- a) exploring the antibacterial property of silver nanoparticles by production and characterisation of laser synthesised AgNPs, experimental probing of the antibacterial modes of action and development of a growth/inactivation models for untreated and AgNPs treated E. coli cells;
- b) investigating complex diffusion in cell membranes by theoretical modelling and simulating membrane diffusion as a two-dimensional random walk obstructed by membrane crowding, trapping by other agents, and large-size structures within the membrane;
- c) exploring the function and structure of aggregates formed by antimicrobial peptides, designed or identified in our laboratory, ranid peptides and those that are of bacterial origin, by molecular dynamics simulations, spectroscopic and biophysical measurements and relate the results to AMPs activity on real membranes in microbial or host cells;
- d) exploring the associations in multicomponent solutions by molecular dynamics simulations and experiments.
The biophysicist explores the fundamental issues of physics and physical chemistry of biological processes, develops methods of quantitative measurements and analysis, and participates in the invention of instrumental techniques and methods of detection, manipulation and imaging of biological systems. These guidelines are built in the graduate study in biophysics within the three main goals: the acquisition of competencies in theoretical, computational and experimental methods applicable to biophysics, medical physics and bioinformatics. The education is research-based with the interdisciplinary mentors, experts in physics, biology, chemistry, informatics or medicine. The continuation of the study is available on the postgraduate university study in biophysics in Split.