Welcome to the website of the Department of Biophysics!

Biophysics is an interdisciplinary branch of science that can be considered as a bridge between chemistry, physics and biology. Biophysicists employ physical, chemical and mathematical methods to study living systems, from the tiniest subcellular parts to whole organisms.

Department of Biophysics (DBP) offers courses in Biophysics and Molecular Biophysics at all levels of university education (bachelor, master, doctoral). Our graduates have a qualification to work in a wide range of fields, including medicine, criminology, pharmacology, ecology, agriculture, or the food industry. However, many of them also choose to continue in academic career and participate in basic and applied research in physics, chemistry, biology or medicine.

Research focus of DBP  is the study of the structure and function of protein complexes, reactive oxygen species in biological systems, the study of biophysical aspects of plant physiology and molecular and cellular pharmacology. DBP cooperates with laboratories in Czech Republic as well as abroad, both in Europe and overseas.

DBP also participates in the popularization of science among high school students within the frame of projects such as Badatel (Explorer; in Czech only).

At these web sites you will find further information about all current and past activities of DBP. We wish you pleasant browsing and we do hope that you will return to us again!


Professor Jan Nauš has been working at the Faculty of Science since 1980 and has contributed significantly to the development of the Department of Biophysics. He was a long-term guarantor of the Biophysics study program at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral level, and the molecular biophysics bachelor's and subsequent master's study program. During his tenure at the faculty, over 300 students successfully completed their studies, 70 of them in doctoral studies. Thanks to him, the habilitation procedure and the procedure for the appointment of a professor in the field of Biophysics were accredited at the Faculty of Science.

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Department of Biophysics

Faculty of Science

Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic

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