Biological Scientists-Biophysicists

What Is It

Biophysics is an interdisciplinary science that applies the discipline of Physics to the study of biological phenomena. It is usually studied as a subpart of the larger disciplines like Physiology, Physics, Medicine, Biochemistry or Chemistry. It also involves applying the laws of Physics to develop new techniques or apply them to analyze organisms. EM (Electron Microscopy), CAT (Computer-Aided Tomography), MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging), PET (Positron Emission Tomography) and X-ray crystallography are just a few examples.

Qualification

10+2 with Biology, Physics and Chemistry is required for pursuing B.Sc. Biophysics. Professionals require to do M.Sc. or Ph.D

Scope

Biophysicists are usually hired in Medical Science, Forensic Science, Radiation Science, Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Agricultural Science and Computational Biology mainly for research purposes.