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Biophysics and Bioengineering for Pharmaceutical Sciences


Admission requirements

BPS and Life Science master students are eligible. Sufficient knowledge of human biology is required.


This course aims at familiarizing the students with some of the recent developments at the interface of physics and engineering with biomedicine and pharmaceutical sciences.

Course objectives

The students will get an overview of the following topics:

  • Molecular biophysics: contributions and opportunities for biopharmaceutical sciences

  • Cell biophysics: contributions and opportunities for biopharmaceutical sciences

  • Systems biophysics for biopharmaceutical sciences

  • Nanotechnology for biopharmaceutical sciences

  • Chip-based assays and organ-on-a-chip for biopharmaceutical sciences

  • Theoretical biophysics and artificial intelligence for biopharmaceutical sciences


The course is scheduled for March 2021.
The specific schedule for the course will be announced on Brightspace.

Mode of instruction

Lectures and self study.

Assessment method

The assessment comprises an exam (70% of final grade) and an individual/group (depends on the number of students) case study or literature review (30% of final grade).

Reading list

To be announced


Application via uSis max. 14 days before the start of the course.


Coordinator: Dr. Alireza Mashaghi Tabari (


A minimum of 5 participants is required with a maximum of 25. Placement is based on the registration date.

This information is without prejudice. Alterations can be made for next year