Moleküler Biyofizik ve Genetik Laboratuvarı

Molecular biophysics is a rapidly developing interdisciplinary field of research that combines concepts from physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and biology. It seeks to understand biomolecular systems and explain biological functions in terms of molecular structure, structural organization, and dynamic behavior at different levels of complexity (from single molecules to supramolecular structures, viruses, and small living systems). This discipline includes topics such as the measurement of molecular forces, molecular associations, allosteric interactions, Brownian motion, and cable theory.

Genetics is defined as a field of biology concerned with the study of genes, heredity, and genetic variation in living organisms. Genetics is indeed a broad field of research that often overlaps with many of the basic sciences. One important overlap is the field of biophysics. In recent years, it has become apparent that to gain a comprehensive understanding of genetics, it is important to gain quantitative knowledge of cell behavior, chromosome organization and dynamics, and DNA metabolism (among other things). The structure of DNA was an important milestone and is probably one of the greatest contributions of biophysics. This is where biophysics comes into play, as a bridge between the complexity of life (biology) and the simplicity of physical laws (physics).

Understanding the composition and function of biomolecules such as DNA, RNA, and proteins allows us to understand the world around us and have a positive impact on society. With this in mind, studies are being carried out in our laboratory to understand the biosynthesis of natural antioxidant enzymes, their biological role in living organisms, and the regulation of their interactions with other molecules.