As a biophysicist, you will be involved in the research and analysis of biological processes making use of the principles of physics.
Biophysicists conduct research in areas such as molecular biology, cell development, neuroscience, genetics and medicine using analytical and computer aided methods. They work to develop new technologies for overcoming illnesses, producing sustainable resources and solving the mysteries of life and living organisms.
Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the 10+2 level with a good aggregate percentage is a prerequisite to admission to a bachelor’s course in biophysics.
Biophysics is rarely offered by Indian universities at the bachelor’s level. But a 3 year B.Sc. course in Biotechnology includes Biophysics as a component. It should be noted that BSc Biophysics is offered by many foreign universities.
Bachelor’s degree in Zoology, Botany, Physiology, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry or Microbiology makes you eligible to specialise in Biophysics at the PG level.
After graduation in Biophysics or other relevant disciplines you can take up a Master’s program in Biophysics which is of 2 year duration and is offered by many institutions in India and abroad.
Higher qualifications of MPhil/PhD is essential for working in independent research and development and for taking up academic positions.
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Biophysicists should have the skill to conduct scientific experiments and analyse the results.
Biophysicists have to write reports and research papers, give presentations and communicate clearly with team members.
Biophysicists have to reach conclusions using logic and reasoning.
Biophysicists may work with a team and they must be able to motivate and direct other team members.
Scientific research involves substantial trial and error and it may take a long time to produce results. Thus biophysicists must not become discouraged in their work.
Biophysicists use scientific experiments and analysis to find solutions to complex scientific problems.
Biophysicists usually need to meet deadlines when conducting research. They must be able to manage time and prioritize tasks efficiently while maintaining their quality of work.