BIO-244 / 4 credits

Teacher: Persat Alexandre Louis André

Language: English


Summary

Living organisms evolve in a physical world: their cells respond to mechanics, electricity and light. In this course, we will describe the behavior and function of cells using physical principles.

Content

Keywords

Biological Physics
Quantitative Biology
Back of the enveloppe calculations
Biomechanics
Mechanobiology
Cells

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Introductory Biology

Introductory Physics

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Quantify forces in biological systems
  • Identify mechanically sensitive elements in a cell
  • Integrate their engineer knowledge in biology

Assessment methods

During the semester

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Physics of the cell
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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