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Molecular Biophysics Unit (MBU)


The Molecular Biophysics Unit (MBU) at the Indian Institute of Science was founded in 1971 by Prof. G. N. Ramachandran. The Unit is currently engaged in frontline research in contemporary Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology.

The research activities in the Unit focus on the structure, conformation and interactions of biomolecules, with the main objective of explaining biological activity in molecular terms.

The unit has grown over a quarter of century, during this period, more than 200 young scientists have obtained their Ph.D. degrees and the number of research publications exceeds 1000. Seven faculty members have received prestigious S. S. Bhatnagar prize; eight members are fellows of the Indian Academy of Sciences and seven members are fellows of the Indian National Science Academy.

Molecular Biophysics Unit
Division of Biological Sciences
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore - 560012, INDIA

Telephone : 2293 2459
Fax (MBU Office) : 2360 0535
Fax (IISc) : 2360 0683
Website :


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