PHYS-301 / 3 credits

Teacher(s): De Los Rios Paolo, Manley Suliana

Language: English


Summary

In this course we will study the cell (minimum unit of life) and its components. We will study several key cellular features: Membranes, genomes, channels and receptors. We will apply the laws of physics to develop models to make quantitative and predictive statements.

Content

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Mathematics and physics courses of the 1st and 2nd years

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Elaborate a model of a biophysical phenomena
  • Develop hypotheses to simplify a model of a biophysical phenomena
  • Solve the mathematics necessary to construct a model of a biophysical phenomena
  • Critique the results of a model of a biophysical phenomena
  • Apply models to solve problems and applications

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra and exercises in classrooms

Assessment methods

Written exam

Supervision

Others No

Resources

Bibliography

Lectures notes and list of recommended books

Moodle: slides, exercises and their solutions

Notes/Handbook

- Physical Biology of the Cell, Rob Phillips et al, 2013 Garland Science

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Biophysics : physics of the cell
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Biophysics : physics of the cell
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Biophysics : physics of the cell
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Biophysics : physics of the cell
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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