May 2, 2017

Biophysical Characterization

In this discipline, different tools, techniques and methods are used to know the structures and properties of certain materials of biological interest.
For example, to determine how flexible a cell is, its components and subcomponents, the proteins present and how stable they are, and even what sizes they have, and what charges and effects they have.

Through a battery of different types of specific instrumentation, characterization and understanding of how one protein or cell can interact with another can be done, or how a tissue is formed, and even how an antibiotic is bound to a particular protein.
With this information, researchers can recreate detailed information charts that allow generating knowledge and the subsequent creation of new types of particles and bioinformatic techniques.

In biophysical characterization, the electronic microscope is widely used to characterize molecular morphologies and the effects they have in certain types of environments, as well as their behavior both in antibiotics, as in nanoparticles and other elements.

The CBIB has implemented applications of certain nanotechnological compounds in the agroindustry, managing to characterize its load, form, among other elements, to understand them and then rationalize the necessary modifications to fulfill a specific objective.
The Center has also characterized enzymes for industrial use to improve its activity.