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gsw030 - Biophysical Chemistry (Complete module description)
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Module label Biophysical Chemistry
Module code gsw030
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Human Medicine
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Molecular Biomedicine (Master) > Background Modules
Responsible persons
Winklhofer, Michael (Module responsibility)
Winklhofer, Michael (Authorized examiners)
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)
Reader's advisory
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
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
2 SuSe 28
2 SuSe 28
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
15 min. short tests (75%) before each seminar session + oral presentation (25%)