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Biophysics(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Chemistry Fundamental and Applied Physics
Starts 1 : 2 Spring Semester 2 Spring Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Elective Compulsory Elective
Lecturer : TAMA Florence Muriel Professor 

•Course Purpose
This course introduces the basics of biophysics, in which biological phenomena are described in terms of physics language to the students taking this course.

The class will highlight the role of physics, chemistry, and computer science in the study of biological molecules. The students will familiarize themselves with protein structures and methods to study these as well as computer tools to visualize and analyze those protein structures

•Prerequisite Subjects
There is no prerequisites.

•Course Topics
The course will cover structure of biomolecules (proteins, nucleic acids, membranes) before introducing biophysical techniques (experimental and computational) to characterize function/dynamics/folding of these biomolecules.

None is required.
Such biochemistry textbooks might be helpful such as Lehninger’s Principles of Biochemistry. In addition, you may explore Protein Actions: Principles and Modeling, Introduction to Proteins: Structure, Function, and Motion.

•Additional Reading
Ask the instructor

•Grade Assessment
The final grade will be based on a mid-term exam, student presentations, assignments and attendance.
Absent: submission of Course Withdrawal Request Form required,
Fail: total accumulated score of less than 60%.

The class will be face-to-face or conducted remotely - information will be available on the NUCT website before class star

•Contacting Faculty
All communications will be handled via NUCT class website.
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