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551-1601-00L  Biophysics of Biological Macromolecules

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersG. Wider, F. Allain
Periodicitytwo-yearly recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentThe course will only take place with a minimum of 4 participants.


AbstractThis lecture course targets physics students and students of interdisciplinary sciences (major physics) for their education in biophysics. In this course the basics of molecular biology are presented bearing in mind the special interests of the physics students.
ObjectiveBasics of molecular biology and biophysics in in view of the special interest of students in physics.
ContentThis lecture course targets physics students and students of interdisciplinary sciences (major physics) for their education in biophysics. In this course the basics of molecular biology are presented bearing in mind the special interests of the physics students. The topics include: properties of biological macromolecules, introduction to the genetic system of E.coli bacteria, transcription, translation, discussion of structure and function of proteins, quantitative description of enzyme function and allosteric interactions, biotechnology, introduction to optical spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy of biopolymers in solution.
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Prerequisites / Noticesmall classes with active participation of students