Biophysical Research Laboratory

Head of the laboratory prof., habil. dr.  Leonas Valkūnas

Mission: determine the relationships between function and dynamical processes in biological systems and synthetical molecular compounds and correlate them with structural details.
Aims: understand the physical mechanisms of the processes taking place in various biological systems and to establish the control possibilities of the observed phenomena.
Tasks: to use the available spectroscopic methods and to develop new ones for studies of biological and synthetic nano-objects. Coherent and incoherent time-resolved spectroscopy, surface spectroscopy, single-molecule microscopy and spectroscopy are the methods which are and will be employed and further developed. To apply methods of theoretical modelling which are already available and to develop them for a description of the processes taking place in the systems under consideration. To determine the possible role of the coherence in the energy and charge transfer in proteins.