Biophysics is a multidisciplinary branch of science that investigates how biological systems work using the principles of physics and chemistry, mathematical analysis and computer modeling methods.
Biophysics examines and interprets biological structures, life processes and functions at a molecular level within the principles and laws of physics.
The faculty members of our department teach physics and biophysics at the School of Medicine, the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Arts and Science, the Faculty of Engineering and the Vocational School of Health.
Various research is being carried out using molecular biophysics methods such as cell culture, cellular imaging, TIRF, fluorescence and confocal microscopy, fluorescence and mass spectroscopy, flow cytometry, protein, DNA and RNA isolation, qRT-PCR and Western blot. The main fields of activity of the department are: the regulatory mechanisms of protein synthesis, structure and function studies of G protein-coupled receptors and G proteins, and signaling pathways associated with neurodegenerative diseases. The department also studies dendritic cell biology, cell differentiation, cell death, autophagy and mitosis in the yeast model (mitochondrial autophagy), neurodegeneration and neuro-immunological connections as well as the mechanism of hemorheology, intrinsic coagulation factors, thrombosis, atherosclerosis and the cardiovascular effects of air pollution. We also investigate the interactions between actin filaments and cellular binding partners.
(*) Assigned Faculty Members According to Article 13-b-4 of Law No. 2547.
(**) Visiting Faculty Member