Advanced Biophysics

Course description Advanced Biophysics
Year: 2015-2016
Catalog number: 4403ADBPL
Teacher(s):
  • Dr. D.M. Heinrich
  • J.L. van Noort
  • Prof.dr. T. Schmidt
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 6
Level: 500
Period: Semester 1
  • Yes Elective choice
  • Yes Contractonderwijs
  • Yes Exchange
  • Yes Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • Yes A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Admission Requirements

Some prior knowledge in Biophysics is helpful but not required.

Description

The Advanced Biophysics course is intended for advanced master’s students and Ph.D. students. It builds on the material covered in the course Biophysics, but completion of the latter is not required to enroll into this course. The student will obtain an understanding of the physical principles underlying the many facets of modern biological physics, as well as an appreciation of their biological context. Introductory lectures are combined with seminars in which current literature is discussed.

Topics:
• Self-organized systems and pattern formation
• Protein folding
• Cellular networks
• Molecular motors
• Polymers and membranes
• Gene regulation

Course objectives

The student will obtain an understanding of the physical principles underlying the many facets of modern biological physics, as well as an appreciation of their biological context. Working with and interpretation of literature.

Timetable

Physics Schedule

Mode of instruction

Lectures, Seminars and Labcourse

Assessment method

The grade will be base on either:
• Essay to be written on a topic provided (deadline end Jan 2016).
• Participation in the 1 week labcourse ‘Experimental Biophysics’ in the 1st week 2016. Participation is restricted to ~ 6 students.

Blackboard

Lecture notes, additional readings and assignments will be provided.
To have access to Blackboard you need a ULCN-account.Blackboard UL

Reading list

Syllabus and additional readings provided on Blackboard.

Contact

Contactgegevens Docent:Prof.dr.Thomas Schmidt (Thomas)

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