CH-311 / 2 crédits

Enseignant: Fierz Beat

Langue: Anglais


Summary

This course covers the basic biophysical principles governing the thermodynamic and kinetic properties of biomacromolecules involved in chemical processes of life. The course is held in English.

Content

Keywords

biophysics, biophysical chemistry, protein, nucleic acid, structure, thermodynamics, kinetics, protein folding, spectroscopy, fluorescence, absorption, helix-coil, fluctuations, receptor, ligand

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Biochemistry I

Chemical thermodynamics

Important concepts to start the course

General chemical and biochemical concepts

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe physical chemistry methods in biology
  • Integrate chemical and physical concepts in biology
  • Reason which methods are appropriate for a biological problem

Teaching methods

ex cathedra

Expected student activities

Attendance of the lectures

Study of indicated materials

Assessment methods

Written exam

Resources

Bibliography

"Principles of Physical Biochemistry", Van Holde, Prentice Hall

"Physical Biology of the Cell", Phillips, Kondev, Theriot, Garcia, Garland Science

Ressources en bibliothèque

Prerequisite for

Dynamics of biomolecular processes

Chemical biology

Experimental biological & biophysical chemistry

Nanobiotechnology and Biophysics

Cellular Signaling

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Macromolecular structure and interactions
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Macromolecular structure and interactions
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9  CHB330  
9-10    
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Mercredi, 8h - 10h: Cours CHB330