Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Physical biology II

BIO-244

Lecturer(s) :

Persat Alexandre Louis André

Language:

English

Summary

Living organisms are constantly subject to the action of mechanical forces. In this course, we will use a quantitative approach to describe how living systems generate, sense and respond to mechanical forces at the level of proteins, single cells and multicellular structures.

Content

Numbers and estimates in biology
Biopolymers and the cytoskeleton
Membrane mechanics
Mechanotransduction
Cellular morphology
Force generation and motility

 

Keywords

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Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

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Recommended courses

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Important concepts to start the course

Fluid mechanics, structural mechanics and calculus

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Teaching methods

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Expected student activities

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Assessment methods

Written exam

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Bibliography

Physical Biology of the Cell (Rob Phillips, Jane Kondev, Julie Theriot)

 

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

The instructors will provide class notes

In the programs

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German