BIOENG-611 / 2 credits

Teacher(s): Manley Suliana, Smith Ana-Suncana

Language: English

Remark: Lectures would take place on Oct 2, 3, 4, 6, and there will be one day free for a project/exercise work on Oct 5.


Only this year


This course introduces students to models of active and passive transport in biological systems. This will include the effect of external factors (motor proteins, crowding) and membrane dynamics on transportation. Finally, the course will cover the emergence of intracellular collective motion.



Maximum number of participants: 20


Intracellular transport, active transport, diffusion, motor proteins, crowding, membrane dynamics, collective motion

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Basic understanding of classical mechanics and statistical physics is beneficial.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Model diffusion and active transport of intracellular components
  • Assess / Evaluate the validity of a model given experimental conditions
  • Apply these models to practical cases



P. Nelson: Biological Physics

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In the programs

  • Number of places: 20
  • Exam form: Oral presentation (session free)
  • Subject examined: Diffusion in biological systems
  • Lecture: 28 Hour(s)
  • Project: 8 Hour(s)

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