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About Biophysics Unit

The Department of Biophysics aims to impart quality education in Biophysics to the Undergraduate and Postgraduate level students as well as carrying out research both at the doctoral and postdoctoral level. Apart from the traditional areas in Biophysics such as Cell and Molecular Biophysics, Radiation Biophysics, Membrane Biophysics, NeuroBiophysics, Cancer Biophysics and Biomedical Physics, the Department had put in efforts in recent times to move into new emerging areas such as Nano-biotechnology, Nanobiosensors, Nano-biophotonics, Molecular Imaging , translational research in Nanomedicine and targeted drug delivery. We are engaged in sythesis, characterisation of biocompatible nanomaterials (Graphene, Graphene oxide, SWCNT, silica/gold/silver/polystyrene, Nanoferrite, ZnS nanorods, nano-bioelectrodes etc) to use them in various biotechnological and agricultural applications.

The Biophysics Unit encompasses an excellent interdisciplinary subject ’Biophysics’ strives to understand the molecular mechanisms of important Biophysical processes, thereby providing insight into how disruption of these mechanisms causes to regulate the behaviour of biomaterials at molecular and nano scale. Departmental research is generously supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH, USA), Departmemnt of Biotechnology ( DBT, India), Indian Council of Medical Research ( ICMR, India), Department of Science and Technology ( DST, India), University Grants Commission ( UGC, India), Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology (UCOST, India), Department of Energy ( USA) and Indian Council of Agriculture Research ( ICAR). The funds contributed by these agencies is being invested in cutting edge technology; nano-biotechnology, nanobiosensors, nanomedicine and targeted drug delivery. Furthermore, Industry- Academia research projects being run in the department are opening the doors to generate funds for department and institution in coming years to bring this very important discipline in self sustanable mode to stimulate the genesis of private biotechnology companies.

Our commitment to graduate and post graduate education is apparent from the positions acquired by our previous students and fellows, who are engaged at major research universities and leaders in corporate research. Our continued focus on pioneering research and quality education ensures our position as a premier Biophysics discipline. The alumni of the Department have got suitable placements in Medical institutes, Sports institutes and National laboratories in India as well as in Research and Development laboratories in famous pharmaceutical companies.



Biophysics Unit
G. b. Pant university of Agriculture & Technology
Phone: 05944-233111