Some prior knowledge in Biophysics is helpful but not required.
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.
• Self-organized systems and pattern formation
• Protein folding
• Cellular networks
• Molecular motors
• Polymers and membranes
• Gene regulation
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.
Mode of instruction
Lectures, Seminars and Labcourse
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.
Lecture notes, additional readings and assignments will be provided.
To have access to Blackboard you need a ULCN-account.Blackboard UL
Syllabus and additional readings provided on Blackboard.
Contactgegevens Docent:Prof.dr.Thomas Schmidt (Thomas)