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Theoretical Biophysics

Course 2013-2014


Possible subjects discussed include: polymer physics, DNA mechanics and packaging, RNA- and protein folding, kinetic proofreading in transcription, electrostatics inside the cell, protein target search, chromatin structure. You will learn how quantitative physics approaches can help to interpret biophysics experiments which in turn leads to a better understanding of biological processes.

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lecture; interactive course

Literature H. Schiessel: “Biophysics for Beginners: a Journey through the Cell Nucleus” Pan Stanford Publishing, ISBN-13: 978-9814241656


Physics Schedule

Form of examination

oral presentation of a paper on biophysics


statistische fysica 1 recommended

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