Interested in research on the green parts of plant cells and leaf biology and human biology using physics methods.
Professor Sarafis graduated in 1961 from London with honours in human biology and botany. He studied optics with professor Henry Lipson in 1975. He then worked at the University of Western Sydney Haweksbury, rising to Associate Professor.
He is now a professor of Physical Biology at the Institute of Physical Biology University of South Bohemia and holds an adjunct position in Human Biology at the University of Adelaide. He is an Adjunct Professor in Physics at The University of Queensland and has also worked in Microscopy and Microanalysis with Professor Ian MacKinnon and Electrical Engineering with Professor Denis Longstaff. He has also been an Adjunct in integrative Biology.
Professor Sarafisí main research interests are in microscopy especially super resolution, Chloroplast biology and Light paths in plants. He has subsidiary interests in MRI microscopy of essential oil containing plants and human imaging and in Xray microscopy and in histo-chemistry. He is also interested in the development of agriculture and domestication.
Key words are chloroplasts, super resolution, microscopy and human facial musculature.