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551-1601-00L  Biophysics of Biological Macromolecules

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersA. D. Gossert, F. Allain, A. Cléry, S. Jonas
Periodicitytwo-yearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentThe course will only take place with a minimum of 6 participants



Catalogue data

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: The molecules of life - properties of biological macromolecules. Discussion of structure and function of proteins, quantitative description molecular interactions and of enzyme function.
Introduction to methods to study biological macromolecules: purification techniques, optical spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, electron microscopy (EM) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.
Introduction to the genetic system of E.coli bacteria: DNA, RNA and protein biosynthesis (transcription and translation) and biotechnological applications.
Lecture notesAdditional documentation in support of text book
Prerequisites / NoticeSmall classes with active participation of students

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersA. D. Gossert, F. Allain, A. Cléry, S. Jonas
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 60 minutes
Written aidskeine
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

 
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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
551-1601-00 VBiophysics of Biological Macromolecules2 hrs
Mon16-18HPK D 3 »
A. D. Gossert, F. Allain, A. Cléry, S. Jonas
551-1601-00 UBiophysics of Biological Macromolecules1 hrs
Mon18-19HPK D 3 »
A. D. Gossert, F. Allain, A. Cléry, S. Jonas

Groups

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Restrictions

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Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
MAS in Medical PhysicsCore CoursesWInformation
Physics MasterSelection: Biophysics, Physical ChemistryWInformation