Welcome to the site of the Department of
Biophysics, Institute of Physics, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University. Our
department exists since 1995 and continues the research of the Biophysics
Group which functioned within the General Physics Department from the mid-sixties.
Until 1975 the Group was directed by assistant professor dr Jadwiga Skierczynska,
and the research field was electrophysiology of the Characeae algae
cells. Since 1975 we have been conducting spectroscopic research of pigments
in solutions and lipid membranes. In the recent years the object of research
have been the pigment-protein complexes. We use such methods as: absorption
spectroscopy, fluorescence, Raman effect, electrochromism, DSC, monolayer
on water surface. Two persons team deals with the mathematical modelling
of the kinetics of enzymatic reactions. At the Department work three independent
academic teachers, around whom a group of young scientific personnel is
assembled. Since 1996 the Department maintains an academic specialization
in biophysics for the students of physics from IV and V year, among whom
it is quite popular.
Upon these pages you can find the information
about the results of our research, basic info about the object of our interests,
a few words about our personnel and students, picture gallery and links
to interesting places on the internet.
I invite you to visit our site,