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gsw030 - Biophysical Chemistry (Complete module description)
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Module label Biophysical Chemistry
Modulkürzel gsw030
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Human Medicine
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Molecular Biomedicine (Master) > Background Modules
Zuständige Personen
Winklhofer, Michael (Module responsibility)
Winklhofer, Michael (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Enrolment in Master´s programme Molecular Biomedicine
Skills to be acquired in this module
Goals of the Module:
Upon successful completion of this module, students understand physical principles underlying biochemistry and cell biology.

++ deepened biological expertise
  + data analysis skills
  + usage of databases and computational tools
  + interdisciplinary thinking
++ critical and analytical thinking
++ data presentation and discussion
Module contents
The module focuses on molecular biophysics, biophysical chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology.

Dynamics of single molecules, molecular thermodynamics, statistical thermodynamics; diffusion; chemical equilibria involving macromolecules, signal amplification; spectroscopical techniques (molecular vibration and rotation spectroscopy, electronic absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy, FRET, NMR, Atomic force microscopy).
Principles of Biophysical Chemistry (van Holde et al., Pearson/Prentice Hall)
Physical chemistry (Atkins, Wiley VCH)
Biophysics - Searching for principles (Bialek, Princeton UP)
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency summer semester
Module capacity 20
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Lecture and Seminar
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge basic knowledge in biochemistry and physics
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 2 SoSe 28
Seminar 2 SoSe 28
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 56 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
short tests in seminar (75%) + presentation (25%)