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Biophysics Laboratory

The Biophysics Laboratory investigates the structure, function, and activity of bioactive molecules.

The experimental approach of this research laboratory is to investigate peptide / lipid interactions using Langmuir Blodgett troughs. This is a powerful technique, which allows biological membranes to be mimicked by lipid monolayers and is able to provide detailed physiochemical and thermodynamic data on the interaction of peptides and other novel pharmaceutical compounds with biological membranes.

Detailed Information

Kit List

  • J-815 Jasco Circular Dichroism Spectrometer; Jasco FP-6500 spectroflourimeter; NIMA model 102M Langmuir Trough Biophysics; NIMA model 112D Langmuir Trough Biophysics; NIMA model 611 LB Deposition trough Biophysics; NIMA 601BAM Langmuir Film Balance Brewster Angle Microscope trough

Availability

Entry is restricted to postgraduate students and staff using the facilities. Access to these facilities is available outside of normal business hours on a case-by-case basis.  

Location

The Biophysics Laboratory can be found in 323 of the Darwin Building

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