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Organisation

Biophysics and Biomedical Physics (T_BIMEF)

Research Group

Main organisation:Department of Physics
Lifecycle:1 Oct 2003  →  Today
Organisation profile:The group has three main research lines, with specific missions. Biomechanics and optical metrology: - Development of stroboscopic digital holography for vibration measurements of objects with time varying responses - Development of real-time moiré interferometry for shape measurement of dynamic objects, in combination with endoscopy for the study of shape and deformation of small objects such as the eardrum - Finite element modelling of middle ear and cochlear mechanics - Development of laser-vibrometry based techniques for diagnosis of arterosclerosis - Research on functional biomechanics in animals (in collaboration with the UA aboratory of Functional Morphology Molecular biophysics and spectroscopy: - Development of new multi-frequency electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) methodologies for the study of paramagnetic biomolecules - Combined resonance Raman (RR) spectroscopy , multi-frequency EPR and density functional theory (DFT) study of heme-containing proteins to determine structure- function relations, including globins, chlorite dismutase and cytochromes. - EPR and DFT study of metal – biomolecule interactions, with a special focus on high-valent chromium - EPR and DFT analysis of materials for environmental-friendly chemistry, with a focus on transition-metal-containing catalysts - EPR and DFT analysis of organic solar cell materials for renewable energy - Towards biosensors and biocatalysis: research on how proteins behave in synthetic matrices Vestibular research: - Research of the human vestibular system with swirling chair and Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials, 3D video oculography and the Subjective Visual-Vertical test. - Research on space sickness and human equilibrium
Keywords:ELECTRO OPTICS, BIOMATHEMATICS, MEMBRANES, VESTIBULAR SYSTEM, MOIRÉ INTERFEROMETRY, MIDDLE EAR MECHANICS, OSSICULAR MOTION, LASERS, HYPER ELASTIC WARPING
Disciplines:Astronomy and space sciences, Condensed matter physics and nanophysics, Biophysics