The Department

Department of Biological Physics and Nanospectroscopy (NZ52) is focused on conducting fundamental research of varied complexity: from simple inorganic compounds to very complicated biological systems. Ongoing research are interdisciplinary. The team consists of specialists in various fields such as physics, biology, chemistry, or engineering. This allows an energetic exchange of ideas and experiences and solving research problems in a comprehensive and interesting way.
In the Department vast majority of research focuses on the interaction of radiation with matter. In such profile exploration of effects of exposure of biological samples and whole organisms to ionizing radiation as well as development of methods for imaging and exploring the properties of the tested materials using various types of beams, both particles and photons, fits well. In the Department of Biological Physics and Nanospectroscopy (NZ52) there are widely used spectroscopic techniques such as FTIR, Raman scattering, synchrotron techniques: XAS, RXES, XRF, FTIR also μPIXE, μCT, UV-VIS and AFM. Moreover, almost all techniques listed above are used to imaging in Laboratory of Spectroscopic Imaging for radiobiology, therapy, and of complex systems research..

Additionally, in Department of Biological Physics and Nanospectroscopy (NZ52) biological research is important branch of conducted study with techniques like e.g. PCC, PCR, FISH. Those experiments are widely used to reveal effects of radiation exposure impact on biological systems with X-Ray and proton beam radiation. In experimental conditions samples can be irradiated with X-Rays from X-Ray tube or proton beam with energy up to 2 MeV/proton from van de Graaff accelerator. Within the Institute there is also possibility to irradiate samples with proton beam with energy up to 60 MeV/proton on AIC 144 cyclotron and up to 230 MeV/proton on Proteus C-235 cyclotron.

In addition to experimental studies in the Department are furthermore carried out diploma theses: bachelor, engineering, master and doctoral dissertations at the International Doctoral Studies IFJ. Additionally, there is also the possibility to do an student internship.