The Environmental Biophysics and Molecular Ecology Program at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is an interdisciplinary, multi-user research facility designed to explore the application of biophysical and molecular biological techniques to a wide number of environmental processes in both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. The EBME program bridges physical and biological sciences in the context of understanding how biological systems function and evolve in the environment.
By its nature, the EBME program fosters collaboration between basic science faculty and students with engineering faculty and students in an academic environment.
The program emphasizes research, undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate training, and continual development of novel methodologies and instrumentation.
Over the past three and a half decades, more than 200 researchers, post-doctoral candidates, graduate, undergraduate and high school students received training in photobiology, biochemistry and biophysics in the EBME program, and major advances were made in scientific understanding of photobiology in natural ecosystems.