Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.
After passing the course the student is able to
apply the concepts of Entropy and Free energy in the analysis of energetics of biomolecules and biomolecular assemblies
adopt physical models for description of biomolecular systems
use basic mathematical and computational tools to describe the behavior of biomolecular structures and their dynamics.
understand the balance of forces determining the structure and dynamics of cellular structures.
describe experimental methods used for investigation of molecular processes in biological systems.
take the basic steps of cross-disciplinary analysis (theory, modelling, experiments) to understand the biomolecular phenomena.
interpret recent developments, opportunities, challenges and open questions in the field of molecular biophysics.
Schedule: 11.01.2021 - 02.06.2021
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Anton Kuzyk
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Anton Kuzyk
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
CEFR level (applies in this implementation):
Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
Teaching language: English
Languages of study attainment: English
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
Fundamentals of biomolecules: Biopolymers (nucleic acids and proteins)
Biological liquid crystals (lipid bilayers)
Diffusion and transport
Structural dynamics of biomolecules and their assemblies and the molecular driving forces
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Teaching methods:Lectures and exercises
Requirements, assessment methods and criteria: Active participation in teaching and exercises, exam.
Lecture: contact teaching 12 x 2h
Exercises: contact teaching 11 x 2h
- Self-study: lecture materials, book: 36h
Self-study: exercises: 44h
exam and exam preparation: 9
- Rob Phillips et al Physical biology of the cell
- Lecture slides
- Supplementary material as announced later.
Basics of biophysics and thermodynamics. A biophysics course such as NBE-C2101 Biophysics is strongly recommended.