BIONB 4700

BIONB 4700

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

Overview of the diversity of modern biophysical experimental techniques used in the study of biophysical systems at the molecular, cellular, and population level. Emphasis is placed on groundbreaking methods behind recent Nobel Prizes and other techniques likely to be encountered in cutting-edge research and industry. Topics include: 1) super-resolution, multi-photon, and single molecule microscopy, 2) crystallography and structural biology methods used to characterize DNA, RNA, proteins, cells, tissues, 3) microfluidics, "lab-on-a-chip", and single cell culture techniques, 4) molecular dynamics simulations, stochastic modeling, and physical models of a cell, and 5) next-generation sequencing, protein engineering, synthetic biology, genome editing, and other experimental techniques at the intersection of applied physics and biological engineering.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: solid knowledge of basic physics and mathematics through sophomore level. Recommended prerequisite: knowledge of cellular biology.

Distribution Category (PBS-AS, BIO-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  • 17215BIONB 4700  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person