Foundations of Molecular Biophysics|
Fall 2006 not offered
MB&B 301, CHEM 509, MB&B 509|
|Certificates: Informatics and Modeling, Molecular Biophysics|
An introduction to the branch of inquiry in the life sciences concerned with understanding of the structures, functional energetics, and mechanisms of biological systems at the molecular level.Topics covered will include biorheology, Brownian motion and its implications, theories of macromolecular binding, specificity, and catalysis, ion channels, molecular motors, self assembly processes and single molecule manipulations., protein and nucleic acid structure, physics of biopolymers, rate processes, mechanical and adhesive properties of biomolecules, molecular manipulation techniques, cell membrane structure, membrane channels and pumps, molecular motors. The level of this course is keyed to graduate and undergraduate students interested in participating in the Molecular Biophysics Program at Wesleyan. Suitable also as an elective for biological chemistry majors and any interested graduate students from NSM departments. Prerequisite: A basic working knowledge of differential and integral calculus.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: (CHEM251 AND CHEM252)
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CHEM-MN)(CHEM-Track A)(CHEM-Track B)(INFO-MN)(MB&B)(MOBI-MN)(PHYS-MN)
Philip Nelson, BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS: ENERGY, INFORMATION, LIFE (U. of Pennsylvania)
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Prerequisites: For graduate students, none. For undergradautes, at least two years of courses toward a major in the natural sciences and mathematics, plus differential and integral calculus.
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