DEPARTMENT OF BIOPHYSICS
Head of the Department, Ph.D R.Khoroljav
The department does research on molecular spectroscopy and investigates structure of protein molecule and its changes by luminescence’s spectroscopy. In recent years, we have studied biopolymers, low molecular weight compounds, and their structure, component and interactions using atomic and molecular spectroscopy; sono- and photo-chemiluminescence.
The research finding of Sc.D D.Nyamaa, a senior scientist, is officially registered as a scientific discovery. The research group has one state prize winner, 2 Sc.Ds, 14 Ph.Ds, 2 M.Sc graduates, 2 professors and one associate professor.
Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics
- The theoretical and experimental study of biopolymers, low molecular weight compounds and complex system
- Biomaterials technology and applications
Laboratory of Atomic Spectroscopy
- Determination of components of ecological complex system by atomic spectroscopy
- To investigate heavy metals in soils in urban areas, to prepare a soil degradation map, and to turn the research results into production
- “The emergence of immunity in animal body against plant alkaloids” scientific discovery /1994/
Discoverers: Mongolian state prize winner, Associate Dr. J.Myagmar, Kh.Tumbaa, Dr. M.Dash, Prof. Dr. D.Nyamaa
Specific features of nomadic pastoralism and livestock farming along with pasture land with alkaloid-containing plants have been studied for the first time. According to the research conducted at domestic and foreign laboratories, it is determined that low-molecular weight bioactive compound in “Targa” preparation has high levels of antioxidants.
- Generator of hydrodynamic cavitation
We have built and tested different types of hydrodynamic cavitation generators within the framework of the project “Ultra-sound technology” since 1992.
- Preparation methods of plant pigment extracts, wool and cashmere dyeing technology /2002/
Dyeing wool and woolen products with plant dyes, and developing clean manufacturing technologies are crucial steps.
The studies show that it’s possible to dye wool and cashmere yellow-green, pink, blue, maroon, grey, black, brown, yellow and other neutral colors using aqueous extracts from dye plants, and also a single plant dye can produce many different colors depending on pH and concentration of the aqueous extracts and dyeing technology.
- Plant-derived preparations and drugs /2011/
The main raw materials of Mongolia’s natural organic compounds are plant resources which are scarcely studied, and can be valuable raw materials for various types of production.
- Research on infrared spectroscopy for analysis of meats and meat products /2014/
Observed strips of Mongolian lamb, goat, horse, and camel meat (raw, boiled, dried, and spoiled) in infrared spectrum are determined in accordance with C-O, C-N, C-H, N-H, and O-H groups. On the basis of spectral studies’ results, we also concluded that it’s possible to assess meat quality based on its protein content.