Department of Physics
The study of biological systems through different theories and techniques of physics is the area of Biophysics. Physical methods such as X-ray scattering/diffraction, electron microscopy etc., play a vital role for biological measurements to understand the structure and function in biological systems. Molecular interactions and thermodynamics intrinsically related to protein synthesis and folding, biochemical reactions, imaging, DNA replication, sequence etc. i.e., molecular biology. Theoretical works develop models in statistical and mathematical physics to explore the aspects of genetics and eco-evolutionary dynamics deeply.
Biomedical physics at Jahangirnagar University is pursued across different research groups includes Soft Condense Matter and Biomaterials Physics, Biological Mathematics and Computational Biophysics, and Nano-biotechnology and engineering. This is an interdisciplinary research group. However, the current focus of this group is to explore the fundamentals of some fatal diseases cancer, diabetes and neural disorders through mathematical modelling.
The basic science is necessary for all engineering disciplines adequately. Thus, biomedical physics (biophysics, medical physics and neuroscience/neurophysics) and molecular biology are the foundation of biomedical engineering. Biomedical physics has a key role in the revolution of bioscience in the late 20th century. This group is engaged in Biomedical Physics education and research to develop the effective biology-based technologies and their applications across a broad spectrum of society’s needs. The graduates have an exciting landscape of research opportunities in this group. Undergraduates are appreciated to join biweekly/monthly seminar or lecture series to strengthen their interests in biomedical physics research. They can also have research experience in biophysics, medical physics and neuroscience through short fundamental research projects.
1. Mathematical modelling to understand cancer growth and proliferation.
2. Mathematical modelling of nerve/muscle action potentials for neural disorders.
1. Md. Kabir Uddin Sikder, Wei Tong, Hitesh Pinglee, Peter Kingshotte, Karina Needham , Mohit N. Shivdasani, James B. Fallon, Peter Seligman, Michael R. Ibbotson, Steven Prawer and David J., Laminin coated diamond electrodes for neural stimulation, Materials Science & Engineering C, 118, pp.111454, 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2020.111454
2. Md. Kabir Uddin Sikder, Mohit N Shivdasani, James B Fallon, Peter Seligman, Kumaravelu Ganesan, Joel Villalobos, Steven Prawer and David J Garrett, Electrically conducting diamond films grown on platinum foil for neural stimulation, Journal of Neural Engineering, Vol 16, No. 6, pp.066002 , 2019.
3. Md. Kabir Uddin Sikder, James Fallon, Mohit N. Shivdasani, Kumaravelu Ganesan, Peter Seligman and David J. Garrett , Wireless induction coils embedded in diamond for power transfer in medical implants, Biomed Microdevices , 19: 79; DOI 10.1007/s10544-017-0220-1, pp.79, 2017. doi: 10.1007/s10544-017-0220-1
4. Md. Kabir Uddin Sikder, Kyle A. Stone, P. B. Sunil Kumar, and Mohamed Laradji , Combined effect of cortical cytoskeleton and transmembrane proteins on domain formation in biomembranes, The Journal Chemical Physics , 141, pp.054902 , 2014.
Dr. Md. Kabir Uddin Sikder
Professor, Department of Physics