PHYS V3800 Biophysics

Introduction to the structure, properties and function of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and membranes. In depth study of the physical basis of selected systems including vision, nerve transmission, photosynthesis, enzyme mechanism and cellular diffusion. Introduction to spectroscopic methods for monitoring reactions and determining structure including light absorption or scattering, fluorescence NMR and X-ray diffraction. The course emphasizes reading and interpretation of original literature.



Contact Hours

3 hr./wk., plus conf.