Research and development at the deparment is focused on the area of physical and chemical methods of investigation of biological materials, particularly tissues of animal origin and products of animal origin, as well as in studies of biochemical processes in organisms of animals, especially economically exploited species of animals, and materials and food animals. Research is done mainly by atomic absorption spectrophotometry, electrochemical methods, enzymatic methods, gamma spectrometry, spectrophotometry and radioimunoanalytical methods.