Studying cells, organisms, and ecosystems at molecular level
Biological systems are of a fascinating complexity, yet are subject to the same fundamental laws of nature as any physical object in the world we live.
Studying cells, organisms, and ecosystems at a molecular level helps us to elucidate fundamental principles that apply universally across all life forms. Structural biology and molecular biophysics investigates the geometrical shape of DNA and proteins, their physical and chemical properties, and how these features jointly control biological events. Such knowledge is essential to understand complex traits of living organisms, devising therapeutic intervention in disease and limiting or reversing the environmental impact of human activity.