The exam date is the 21st of February. the PROBABLE date for the exam re-take is 28th of February. Deadline for extra assignments is the 15th of March.
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Remember also that in order to participate in this course, you have to register in Oodi.
OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE
Encompassing annually varying topics in molecular physics, biophysics, and molecular quantum mechanics, this course gives fundamental knowledge of biological molecules and physical and chemical insight into biological systems:
- structure of biomolecules (proteins, DNA)
- structure of the cell
- spectroscopy techniques (optical, NMR, X-ray and more)
- microscopy techniques (TEM, confocal, fluorescence)
- modeling techniques (briefly)
- a list of topics: every student will have to prepare a presentation (15-30 minutes, depending on how many students enroll) and an essay on their topic (5 pages), according to specific guidelines, and the essays will be part of the study material;
- a few selected scientific articles, around which the students have to form groups and discuss the article taking different roles: biologist, chemist, physicist and engineer. The discussion will lead to a group presentation (15-30 minutes). The articles will also be part of the study material.
Lectures, presentation slides, student essays, and course books.
R. Cotterill, Biophysics: An Introduction, Chichester: Wiley, 2002.
(Aalto University has access to only 6 copies of the first book and 1 copy of the third book. Therefore, remember to logout after reading!)
Maximum total points: 100+
- Presentation: 25 points
- Essay: 25 points
- Group work: 20 points
- Exam: 30 points
Extra points for attendance: 1 point / class
Remember also that you can request special assignments for additional compensation points!
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Prof. Ilkka Tittonen