## Admission Requirements

A basic understanding of statistical physics is very useful. Material from Classical Mechanics B is also helpful but not absolutely necessary.

## Description

You will learn how quantitative physics approaches can help to interpret biophysics experiments which in turn leads to a better understanding of biological processes. Examples will include: DNA target search, nucleosome dynamics and kinetic proofreading in transcription.

## Course objectives

Students learn how one can treat a complex system quantitatively and how to ask the right questions about a system that came about through evolution. The course should be useful for both more experimentally or more theoretically inclinded students.

## Timetable

## Mode of instruction

- lecture – homework – student presentations of research papers

## Assessment method

Each student needs to give one presentation on a research paper. This gives 8/10th of the final grade, the rest comes from homework.

## Blackboard

It contains homeworks plus solutions and study material (excerpts from the book and research papers)

To have access to Blackboard you need a ULCN-account.Blackboard UL

## Reading list

H. Schiessel: “Biophysics for Beginners: Journey through the Cell Nucleus” Pan Stanford Publishing,

## Contact

Lecturer: Prof.dr. H. Schiessel (Helmut)