Research Units

The Bioengineering Institute of the Miguel Hernández University has different Research Units.

Nutrition and Bromatology

Nutrition studies all the biochemical and physiological processes that occur in the organism.

Bromatology is a part of science that studies in depth everything related to food in terms of composition, nutrients and other substances, physicochemical characteristics, organoleptic qualities, characteristics and behavior in terms of production, handling, processing, preservation and even sanitary aspects.

Biomaterials and Photonics

A biomaterial is any substance that has been designed to interact with biological systems for a medical purpose, either therapeutic (treatment, supplementation, repair or replacement of a tissue function of the body) or diagnostic.

Photonics is the science of photon generation, control and detection, particularly in the visible and near-infrared spectrum, but also extending to other portions of the spectrum including the ultraviolet, longwave infrared and far infrared, where quantum cascade lasers are currently under active development.


Biological engineering, or bioengineering, is a discipline that applies physico-mathematical concepts and methods to solve life science problems, using analytical and synthetic engineering methodologies.


Toxicology is a science that identifies, studies and describes the dose, nature, incidence, severity, reversibility and, generally, the mechanisms of the toxic effects produced by xenobiotics that damage the organism.

Organic Chemistry

Organic chemistry is the branch of chemistry that studies a large class of molecules that mostly contain carbon forming covalent bonds: carbon-carbon or carbon-hydrogen and other heteroatoms, also known as organic compounds.

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is a recently created discipline. Its most accepted definition could be the application of engineering principles to the life sciences. It combines engineering design criteria and analysis tools from mathematics, physics and chemistry to the resolution of problems in medicine, biology, biotechnology, pharmacy, etc.


Genetics is the area of study of biology that seeks to understand and explain how biological inheritance is transmitted from generation to generation through DNA. It is one of the fundamental areas of modern biology, encompassing within it a large number of its own interdisciplinary disciplines that are directly related to biochemistry and cell biology.


Pharmacology is the science that studies the history, origin, physical and chemical properties, presentation, biochemical and physiological effects, mechanisms of action, absorption, distribution, biotransformation and excretion, as well as the therapeutic use of chemical substances that interact with living organisms.