Biophysics is a field of study that aims to understand biological phenomena using the principles and tools of physics. Every living organisms must be following the laws of physics, however, due to their complexity, our understanding on biological systems is still limited.
Our research group focuses on the studies of biological molecules such as proteins and nucleotides. Biological complexes, structured ensembles of proteins and nucleic acids, perform many vital cellular functions and dysfunctions of those result in severe diseases. In order to understand diseases and develop treatments, the functional mechanisms of these biological complexes need to be elucidated. A crucial step in this process is the characterization of the structures and dynamics of these complexes.
The research in the lab is interdisciplinary. We use physics, chemistry, and computational science to study important biological systems, often in collaboration with experimental groups.